Ian is a practising Veterinary surgeon at the Withy Grove Veterinary Surgery and Co-owner of the Mount Veterinary Practice in Fleetwood. He has a Master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology and is an editorial board member for the Companion animal journal. He is also head of the European scientific Counsel of companion animal parasites (ESCCAP UK & Ireland) and guideline director for ESCCAP Europe. Ian is regularly published in peer review journals and peer reviews for journals such as JSAP, Companion animal and Veterinary Parasitology. He continues to carry out research in practice including work on intestinal nematodes and tick borne diseases.