Ash started at Selwyn Rakaia Vets after moving from Taranaki. He's grown up around cows and always had a soft spot for them. Naturally, most of his vet experiences have been around the rear end of a cow, and he's keen to see some of the different challenges for cattle and different farming practices in the South Island. Annual facial eczema episodes certainly won't be missed! He lives with a menagerie of large and small pets near West Melton. Outside of work he keeps busy with a variety of outdoor activities especially tramping, mountaineering, cycling and triathlon.