Richard is a 1986 graduate from Massey University Veterinary School. At university, he completed a Bachelor of Philosophy studying Marlin and their survival chances after tag and release.
Richard developed his veterinary skills working in mixed practice around the Waikato in Putaruru, Te Aroha and Otorohanga, before joining Vet Clinic Morrinsville in 1993. His primary interest is dairy cattle production medicine and has attended extensive post-graduate courses in many subjects including dairy cattle reproduction, mastitis, mineral nutrition and nutrition.
Outside of work, Richard enjoys open water swimming, boating, mountain-biking and his spending time with his family.