Richard graduated from Bristol University. Initially in mixed practice, he moved to small animal work concentrating on dermatology. From practice, Richard has gained a PhD, RCVS and European Diplomas. He has published 29 reviewed papers and contributed to a number of books in the field of Dermatology, the most recent being Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases of the Dog and Cat. He is currently working on a second edition. Richard is working in referral dermatology.