Ed qualified as a vet from the Royal Veterinary College in 1996 and initially worked at a practice near his home in Buckinghamshire. He returned to the RVC one year later and completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, followed by a year as a surgery resident at the University of Liverpool. He moved to Cambridge University in 1999 and completed a 3 year residency in small animal surgery, becoming an ECVS Diplomate in 2003. He remained at Cambridge until 2004, when he started working at Bayswater once weekly.
He has been a senior surgeon and member of academic staff at the University of Bristol as well as working in private referral practice. He has examined for the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and been an external examiner at the Royal Veterinary College and Cambridge University. He has lectured at conferences such as the BSAVA Annual Congress, Southern European Veterinary Conference, the London Vet Show and the ECVS annual conference. He is Past President of the Association of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgeons. He is a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery and an RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Soft Tissue).
He owns a Pug called Beetle who is the son of one of Ed’s previous patients. Beetle has got used to being photographed or videoed to illustrate characteristics of short-nose breeds in Ed’s lectures.