Tony graduated from Massey University in 1995. He initially went into a mixed animal practice but he soon learned that he preferred dogs and cats to cows, sheep and horses. Tony has worked in the Western Bay for the last 28 years. His areas of interest include Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue surgery, Dermatology, and Cytology.

Tony has completed further studies in the surgical repair and rehabilitation of the canine stifle.

Tony enjoys living on a lifestyle property with his wife Jo, and their daughters. They share this with Ally the Leonberger, Milo, Hugo, Ozzie, and Tilly the cats, numerous fish and a bird. When he is not working, Tony enjoys watching Football (his playing days are over), listening to music, wood turning and DIY.