Mike originates from Napier and graduated from Massey in 1983. Before coming to Auckland, Mike owned and operated a mixed animal practice in Napier for 10 years. In 1993. Mike completed his membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Pharmacology. In 1999 he studied, and passed with Merit, an advanced surgery course. He regularly attends internal medicine and surgery refresher courses across the Tasman. Mike's areas of interest include small animal surgery, ultrasound and therapeutics. Mike became a partner in Forrest Hill Vet Clinic in 2000.
Mike's interests outside of work include fishing, running and watersports. He also enjoys cooking, playing the piano and tramping. He has a cherished Burmese called Lucy who is now a senior citizen