Ian Southern, Pet Doctors
Veterinary surgeon

Ian Southern


Clinical Director

Practices: Shirley

Ian graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree from University of Pretoria in 1984. After gaining experience in a practice in Johannesburg and completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of South Africa, Ian decided to start his own practice. He established The Avenues Veterinary Clinic east of Johannesburg which grew from a small one-vet practice to a large five-vet practice over the 21 years that he owned it.

The success of the practice was driven by the philosophy of “Compassionate Care”. In 2016 Ian sold his practice and he and his wife emigrated to the UK for their next adventure. Ian has taken on the role of clinical director at Brook House Vets and Pet Doctors, where he brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to us in Southampton.