Matthew obtained a double degree in Veterinary Science and Veterinary Biology in 2010 with first-class Honours from Charles Sturt University, the newest RCVS accredited veterinary programme in Australia, offering a modern problem-based approach to learning over an extended six-year programme. He also received the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association Award for Medicine and Surgery in 2010.
Upon graduation, Matthew began work as a mixed animal general practitioner in Griffith, Australia where he was exposed to a large caseload, including out-of-hours emergency, developing strong skills in orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.
After two years, Matthew moved to the United Kingdom and started working for Village Vet in Hampstead for their out-of-hours emergency and critical care department in 2012. Matthew has worked at Village Vet since, consulting at branches in both London and Hertfordshire as well as continuing to work in overnight emergency and critical care at Hampstead.
He took some time out late 2012 to spend a few months in Africa monitoring field anaesthetics on a Mara Lion Project in conjunction with Kenya Wildlife Services.
His veterinary interests include Nutrition, Preventative Health Care, Dermatology and Surgery.
Outside of work, Matthew enjoys photography, hiking, jogging, travel and spending time with his family, his Dogs; Bowie and Bailey and cat; Belle.