Matthew has had an interest in poultry since childhood through keeping backyard chickens, ducks and quail. After admission to R(D)SVS he became interested in the clinical side of poultry work, initially after an EMS placement with St David’s, and later through a research project into feather pecking in free range layers which Barry supervised. Outside of the world of poultry Matthew is a keen mountain biker, skier and hill walker. He enjoys (the occasional) long distance walks too and is looking to do the Tour of Mont Blanc when he gets the opportunity!
Matthew is based in Scotland, however he will be spending time at various St David’s branches to provide him with experience covering all aspects of layer, broiler and game bird work. In addition, Matthew is currently studying for his MSc in Applied Poultry Science.