Ian graduated from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, Edinburgh in 1999, and spent two years in mixed practice at Hampton Vet Centre in Malpas Cheshire. He joined Rossdale & Partners as an intern in 2001. Following the internship, Ian joined the practice’s stud team in 2003, and spent the southern hemisphere stud season of 2004 at Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand. He became a partner at Rossdales in 2008.
Ian gained a Cert EM(StudMed) in 2007 and completed a post graduate degree in Information Technology and Philosophy through the Open University in 2002. He has lectured around the country on stud medicine topics. He is currently enrolled in the RCVS Diploma in Equine Stud Medicine.
Ian works in all aspects of stud medicine, but has particular interests in assessment of the late term mare, management of Thoroughbred young stock and assessment of breeding stock, foals and yearlings at Thoroughbred sales.