David started riding in his primary school days and owned horses throughout his teenage years.
He qualified from The University of Liverpool in 1993, having achieved a credit in Equine Medicine. On graduation, he was awarded the Duncan Norman Prize in Veterinary Preventive Medicine for his skills in developing health programmes.
After graduating, David joined a mixed veterinary practice in Clitheroe where he built-up and developed the equine department over a nine year period. David became a well-respected horse vet in the area with a reputation for providing a reliable and caring service. His ambition of setting up a new practice dedicated entirely to horses and employing only "horsey" people was achieved in 2005 when Aldington Equine Vets was founded, Aldington Vets have since joined forces with North West Equine vets in order to offer even more facilities and expertise to clients. David has been nominated twice for Petplan Equine Vet of the Year. He is registered with the Joint Measuring Board as an Official Measurer and has acted as a senior referee in official re-measurements.
Over the years, he has gained experience in most aspects of equine veterinary medicine by treating a wide range of patients from pet ponies to high level competition horses and by attending regular training and development courses. His special interests are in stud medicine and artificial insemination. He has maintained his interest in preventive medicine including equine dentistry and disease prevention.
Outside of work, he enjoys hill walking, mountain biking, and caravanning with his family.