Philip qualified with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2003. Following this he completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Avian Health with honours in 2010 at the University of Melbourne, and completed a Masters Degree in Avian Medicine in 2012 again at the University of Melbourne.
After qualifying he took the position with Crowshall Veterinary Services as a veterinary associate and became a Partner at Crowshall Veterinary Services in April 2008. Prior to this, Philip worked with most animal species in order to expand his knowledge repertoire and experience. This has included veterinary work in New Zealand with dairy cattle, pig production and poultry production in the UK. He also worked with the State Veterinary Service (DEFRA) during the 2001 FMDV crisis in sero-surveillance.
Philip has worked with poultry for much of his life. As his veterinary training advanced he carried out various projects with a leading pedigree poultry company. His work focused on the diagnosis of avian mycoplasmas.
Philip published in November 2008 in Veterinary Microbiology on Mycoplasma synoviae detection and strain identification using PCR technology. He now concentrates his time on diagnostic and advisory work in avian species.
Philip was the former treasurer for the Poultry Advisors Association of East Anglia, Former Veterinary Liasons Officer for BVPA on the Avian Surveillance Group at the Veterinary Laboratories Agency and currently he is the President of the of the British Veterinary Poultry Association, UK Branch Secretary for the World Veterinary Poultry Association,Previous Chairman of the Local Organising Committee for the WVPA 2017 Congress in Edinburgh, Chairman of the Norfolk Chicken Association, Trustee member of the Houghton Trust and member of the Norfolk and Suffolk Poultry Association.