Bob graduated from The University of Queensland (UQ) in 1982. He worked in Bundaberg, Brisbane and the UK before opening his own practice in Toowoomba in 1988. He sold his practice in 2010 to take up the position of Head of Service at the UQ Gatton Small Animal Hospital. Bob has nearly 30 years experience with dogs and cats, and is one of only two specialists in bird medicine in Queensland. His other great interest is the medicine and surgery of reptiles and small mammals.
Bob is married with two children, both university students. He and his wife share their home with a cat, two dogs and a small collection of birds.