Ben is the Small Animal Operations Director, responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operational delivery of the small animal first opinion business. He is an ECVS and RCVS recognised specialist in Equine Surgery, having spent most of his career working with the world’s top thoroughbreds in Newmarket and in Melbourne, Australia. Ben joined CVS from his position as consultant surgeon at Europe’s largest equine hospital, in Newmarket, and continues to perform surgery across several of the equine practices within the division. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS), and has published and presented nationally and internationally on a wide range of topics, including fracture repair and spinal surgery. Outside of work Ben enjoys playing golf, and walking with his two Border Terrier in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside with his wife Katherine.