Terry Graduated from Massey University (New Zealand) in 1994. After graduation, Terry worked for seven years in mixed veterinary practice in Patea, New Zealand. As a veterinary student, Terry also gained a Bachelor of Philosophy degree with research into the “Application of Polymerase Chain Reaction to the detection of Mycobacterium paratuberculosis in Sheep. In 2000, Terry took up a resident’s Position in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Melbourne’s Western Animal Emergency Centre. Whilst working at the University Terry earned a Masters in Veterinary Studies. His thesis topic was entitled “Effects of Tiger Snake Venom on the Canine Coagulation System”. In 2001 Terry passed the entrance exams and was admitted as a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in the Emergency and Critical Care Chapter. He also passed the exams for Membership in Medicine of Cats in 2004.
Terry started work at the Bundoora Veterinary Hospital in 2002 where he works frequently in the Northern Suburbs Animal Emergency Centre, doing the overnight shift from 6pm until 8am. In September 2015 with 4 other employees, Terry purchased the practice and hopes to continue to run it in the manner that it has run in the past.
Terry and Katie have two sons, Alexander and Timothy. When not at work Terry actively contributes to his local community as a member of the Country Fire Authority. He also enjoys cycling and carpentry.