James is a practising veterinary surgeon living and working in Bristol. Originally from Yorkshire, James’ family has been farming the Pennines for generations. Although his parents chose to leave farming, James inherited the family trait and devoted himself to a life spent in the company of animals.
Since graduating from Bristol University in 2007, James has enjoyed a successful career working with most companion animal species ranging from dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and even a baby elephant! He thoroughly enjoys working as a vet and prides himself on the caring relationship he develops with each of his clients to provide the very best care for their pets.
When he is not in his consulting room, James is often found in the kitchen. A childhood nurtured through exceptional home cooking, James feels more at home in the kitchen than anywhere else. With a fascination in modern and classic techniques, James has cooked for corporate events and private dinner parties.
James’ creativity also extends into ceramics and painting. He was invited to compete on the first series of BBC2’s The Great Pottery Throwdown where he showcased his ceramic skills to the nation and earned popularity. He has gone on to write for various magazine titles, developed his own blog and delivers talks on his creative inspiration and how that feeds back into his life as a vet.