Dr Chris Dixon BVSc BVM&S MRCVS

Head Veterinary Surgeon and Clinical Director

Born and raised in Herefordshire, I am passionate about the county. As a lifelong pet owner (Hamsters, Gerbils, Rats, Mice, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Terrapins, Tortoises, Cats and Dogs, and to my mother's horror an Axolotl) it was only natural that my education followed my passion. I spent many holidays working with Arwyn Davies at Hay Veterinary Clinic and many Saturdays in a practice in Birmingham. It was a close call between Agriculture, Marine Biology and Veterinary Medicine but finally I went to to the University of Edinburgh Veterinary School from 1986 to 1992.

After Vet School I worked for two years in the UK. Then in 1995 I went travelling and ended up in Hong Kong with my wife, Nicola, where we opened two very busy, small animal veterinary clinics and had two children.

In 2005 we moved back to Dorset where we owned a veterinary clinic near the beach. We had two further years in Hong Kong, then the opportunity came up to have a beef farm near my home in Herefordshire, my lifelong passion for farming thus fulfilled. I am now following my other passion of Veterinary Medicine to open a clinic to provide exemplary veterinary care to the pets of Herefordshire at Wye Valley Vets. Veterinary Medicine is my passion - the application of science and logic to seemingly mysterious illness combined with caring for their owner. This has maintained my enthusiasm for this profession thoughout my career and every day I enjoy coming to "work".

I now have a herd of Herefordshire Cattle, 2 Ragdoll Cats and 3 Dogs - Harry the Labrador, Lola the Shih Tzu and my old Staffy boy, Bruno, who I have just recently rescued from an RSPCA rehoming centre in Birmingham.