Richard completed his veterinary training at Cambridge University in the UK. After practicing locally and then in Bermuda, he spent time working up and down the east coast of Australia to gain emergency and general practice experience. In 2017, he settled in Cairns and founded the only emergency veterinary service in the Cairns region, Emergency Vets 24/7. Richard has a firm focus on practical veterinary medicine. He enjoys rapid assessment techniques such as AFAST and TFAST because they can be used immediately to improve patent comfort and prognosis.