Alwyn was brought up on a sheep and dairy farm in North Wales. Having spent some work experience at the local veterinary surgery whilst at school he decided that this was the life for him. Alwyn graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1997 and initially worked in a mixed practice. Alwyn then moved to Yorkshire to live and work like a real James Herriot. He then spent about a year and a half travelling and fitting in a little work as a vet in Australia. He started work on a full time basis at the Shirley Pet Doctors clinic in March 2011. Alwyn’s interests include growing vegetables, history, spending time with his family and most sports, especially football and cycling. Alwyn is married with two children and a cat called Pip.