Steve qualified in 1987 from the Royal Veterinary College. After 4 years in practice he joined the Animal Health Trust where he completed his RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Dermatology and PhD in canine atopic dermatitis. In 2006, Steve left the Animal Health Trust and after a period of further study completed his RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Dermatology achieving RCVS Specialist Status. Steve has been involved in undergraduate and post-graduate education for many years, working for pharmaceutical companies, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Liverpool. Steve is currently co-editor for the journal ‘Veterinary Dermatology’. Most recently he has published work describing atopic dermatitis in large populations considering both behavioural and environmental aspects of the disease as part of the Nottingham ‘itchy-dog’ project. In the past Steve has been President and treasurer of the BVDSG and an RCVS examiner.