Richard qualified from Liverpool Vet School and worked at an equine hospital in Sussex for three years. He then worked in racehorse practice in New Zealand, before moving to the USA to complete a three year residency and Masters degree in equine internal medicine at the Marion Du Pont Scott Equine Medical Centre, Virginia. Richard is board certified as a specialist in equine internal medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, he has also passed the RCVS Certificate and European Diplomate exams in the same subject. Richard has a special interest in gastric ulcers and poor performance in sport horses, he has provided gastroscopy services to TeamGB for a number of years. In 2004, Richard joined Willesley Equine Clinic in Gloucestershire where he is an Internal Medicine specialist.