Peter is a practising dairy veterinarian in a specialist eight person dairy vet practice in the UK with a special interest in mastitis. He qualified in 1980 and spent five years practice in Ireland. In 1985 he moved to Saudi Arabia and China where he worked with large dairy herds of up to 2,500 cows. It was here that he developed an interest in mastitis control and quality milk production, and in particular the effect of the milking machine on mastitis. Peter moved to the Shepton Veterinary Group in Somerset, UK in 1987.
Peter spends about half his time working in veterinary practice and the other half working with dairy and pharmaceutical companies, running tailor made training course, expert legal work and mastitis troubleshooting throughout the world. In 1992 he started the Mastitis Control & Quality Milk Production Seminars in the UK which have been attended by vets from across the globe. Peter has a highly practical approach to problem solving and has designed a number of milk quality enhancement programmes.
Peter was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is a Diplomate of the European College of Bovine Health Management. Peter is the co-author of ‘Mastitis Control in Dairy Herds’.
Peter regularly presents papers to vets, farmers and others and is a frequent contributor to farming and veterinary publications, with the main focus on providing practical problem solving skills along with a thorough understanding of the disease.