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Weymouth 01305 784197

James Thorpe

Veterinary Surgeon

James Thorpe
James Thorpe BA VetMB MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

What is your position within the surgery?
Assistant Veterinary Surgeon, mostly working in the main surgery in Weymouth.

How did you come to reside in Dorset?
I grew up in rural Lincolnshire but worked in the London area after qualifying as a vet. We moved to Dorset with young children when the opportunity arose to join Dave Cumber Vets (or Fielding and Cumber as it was known then).

Why did you become a veterinarian?
I had always been surrounded by animals growing up. Becoming a vet was the combination of a desire to work with and help animals and the challenge of a job that was practical and scientific in equal measure.

How did you become a veterinarian?
A-levels at school led to a place at Cambridge University to study Veterinary Medicine, qualifying after 6 years in 1998.

What do you actually do as a veterinarian (professional interests, awards, associations) and why you are passionate about these interests?
I am actively involved in all aspects of veterinary care at Dave Cumber Vets but have particular interests in orthopaedic (bones and joints) and laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery. I am always looking for ways that we can keep improving the services that we are able to provide for our patients and I am currently studying towards additional qualifications in emergency and critical medicine.

Tell us about your pets. What are their names, ages, histories and personalities?
I have two cats, Wispa and Jemima; both are rescue cats whose main desire is a comfy duvet to sleep on and whose only hardship is bearing the over-affection of two children!