Large Animal Veterinary Director
Ron graduated from Glasgow University in 1981 and after a move to Cornwall, spent 12 months working in Newquay. He moved to join the practice in Bodmin in 1982, then known as Abbott, Polden and Draper. Following the retirement of Tony Polden in 1990, Ron became a partner. Peter Abbott retired in 2005 and with the retirement of Simon Draper in 2010 the practice name changed to Harleigh Vets Limited with Ron as the sole principal of the practice.
Ron’s main interests have always been with farm animals and equine work, with particular focus on dairy health and fertility. Following the formation of the Kernow Veterinary Group in 2014, Ron has been able to focus solely on the farm and equine side, heading up the Kernow Farm and Equine team alongside his other fellow farm veterinary director, Alistair Todd.