This week, we’re interviewing our very own Dr Julian Hoad!

Julian began his life, as most Hoads do, in Kent. As a child, he was an army brat and lived in many different places (although mostly in and around London). Like most vets, he knew from a very young age that he wanted to be a vet.

He eventually arrived at Plymouth Polytechnic where he studied Biological Sciences, Microbiology and Biochemistry. His career took a sudden turn when he found out that he was unable to apply for vet school, and instead turned his sights to a career in Virology after accepting a job at an HIV research lab.

Later on, he re-applied to become a vet at the Royal Veterinary College and talks a bit about how he managed to fund the degree through various grants and kind donations.

Julian is also an accomplished actor and has had a great deal of experience on stage. In his teenage years, Julian was offered a potentially career-making role in a film – but turned down the opportunity to continue his A-Levels so that he could become a vet. He still takes part regularly in theatre productions, despite it being a surprisingly dangerous hobby!

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