Outside of work Chris runs the family farm with liveries and sheep. He also has a Springer Spaniel called Polly who accompanies him on on-call weekends exploring Dartmoor and south Devon.
Andrew qualified from Cambridge University in 1986. After a period in practice in the Cambridge fens he moved to Devon in 1987 and worked in mixed practices in Crediton and Honiton before joining a partnership in Okehampton. Here he gradually gravitated toward horse work before leaving to establish a horse only practice in Newton Abbot. During this time he gained a European School of Postgraduate Veterinary Studies certificate of Equine Practice.
After five years developing this business the opportunity arose for Andrew to work at the equine centre at the University of Bristol School of Clinical Veterinary Science and this fulfilled a desire he had to put something back into the profession by working with the next generation of veterinary students.
After returning to Newton Abbot in 2013, another horse practice was established and this was successful for eight years before the merger with Phoenix Equine in May 2021.
Andrew and his wife Anita keep their riding horses and an Irish Draught Stallion at their small farm on Dartmoor where they breed draught horses and Irish Sport horses.
In her spare time she enjoys running, cycling and triathlons and she has completed both the London marathon and cycled the length of the UK.