Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Class of 2013
James is passionate about horses. He founded Fleurieu Equine Clinic and provides equine veterinary services to the Fleurieu Peninsula and surrounds.
What are your hobbies?
Instructing at Pony Club and providing veterinary services at equestrian events.
Favourite place to eat when in Adelaide
Jasmin Indian Restaurant, Hindmarsh Square.
If I could go back to my University days I would
Do most of it the same. I spent time with awesome people, learnt lots, and had great experiences. It was hectic, and exhausting, and stressful, but I’m able to appreciate it now.
Most prized possession
My work truck. It’s the best I’ve seen anywhere in the world for equine work.
I can’t get enough of
Something that makes you smile
My little black cat Sabrina.
Something you are grateful for
My incredible friends.
If I could pursue a different career I would…
be a stockbroker.
The most valuable lesson I have learned
Don’t forget to care for yourself (I’m still working on that one).
I cannot get through the day without
Sleep (honestly, I’m not pleasant without sleep).
Three words your closest friends would use to describe you
Driven, Loyal, Insane.
Your definition of success
Financial freedom and someone to care for.
My mother taught me
To be a gentleman.
Your career path in two sentences or less
Currently building my own practice. Aiming to teach the next generation from my mistakes.
Biggest career highlight
President of the Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) Young Members Group.
2020 is the year I will
Find my feet.
How I relax
R…e…l…a…x… nope never heard of it. The key though is trying to enjoy the moment, or ‘downtime’ doesn’t end up being very relaxing.
When I get home the first thing I do is
Pat my cat.
The biggest risk I have taken
Starting my own practice.
A misconception about you
That I’m gay (still get that a lot). But seriously, it’s probably that I know what on earth I’m doing (hint; I really don’t).
What advice would you give your younger self at uni?
Study anatomy. Aim for 100% (but it’s ok if you don’t get there). I hate to say it, but you really do need to know it all.