Simon joined West Coast Vets at the start of October 2014. Simon and his family have moved over the hill from Darfield Canterbury, where for ten years they owned and managed the Darfield Vet Centre. Simon is married to Tara and they have two children Ruby 10 and Sam 8. Simon and Gary were classmates at Massey University both graduating in 1991.
Since then he has worked predominantly in Canterbury since graduating but also spent time working overseas in the UK and three years in his hometown of Taupo. Simon is a General Practitioner but with a definite focus on production animals that is dairy, sheep, beef and deer. He is also an experienced orthopaedic surgeon and small animal vet having treated all manner of furry critters in the UK, and he isn’t averse to seeing the odd horse, alpaca or pig if required.
The outdoors have always been a big part of Simon’s life, he is a mad keen mountain biker and skier and semi- retired kitesurfer/windsurfer/climber. He loves doing stuff with his family and is a keen home handyman, not averse to a bit of a landscaping at home or bike track grafting. Active holidays are his thing.