Vet HQ started on December 27, 2006. My wife and I still comment on the initial decision to employ two nurses instead of one. My mother found the property. Yes it is about time I acknowledged that without my mother I would have nothing. Then the landlords and Council agreed for us to set up. I remember my landlord saying “You have now bitten off more than you can chew. You better chew like mad.

There are three questions that come up when people ask me about what I do and where :

1. Why Double Bay?

Because I was born at Sydney Woman’s Hospital in Paddington. I lived in Bellevue Hill and Point Piper and I was schooled at Bellevue Hill Public and Cranbrook. Why not Double Bay?

2. Why a Vet?

I went through Policeman, Fireman and Astronaut and then from 7 years of age all I wanted to do was be a vet.

3. Why by yourself?

Twice I tried to buy into a partnership and existing business, and twice I was done over by the principle. It was time to do it by myself.

After working at a specialist hospital for 3 years and then prior to that in a Central hospital with nine satellite branches in London for 2 years I was really worried about starting my own place in Double Bay. The business plan was over the first 5 years to invest everything to make the practice what you want it to be. Well we have done that in 4 years and since last year its about really working hard and enjoying it.

My aim is to provide the best sub specialist hospital in the Eastern Suburbs. Come and have a look I think you will be suitably impressed.