Jamie qualified in Edinburgh, his home town, in 1982 and in his first job worked in mixed practice in Cornwall. He later worked mostly with small animal pets in Newcastle, London and Bristol before returning to Truro in 2000.
His wife Nicola also works at the practice and they have two daughters, a Labrador, a Cairn terrier a cat and two guinea pigs. Veterinary interests include small furries and cytology. Outside of work he enjoys walking. gardening, natural history, drinking tea in the allotment shed at Barrack Lane and attempting to surf.