Philip graduated from the University of Bristol in 2005. He cut his teeth with two years in rural mixed practice prior to a six month stint working with Cape buffalo in Phalaborwa, South Africa. He completed a surgical internship in 2009 and an orthopaedic residency at Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists in 2013. He completed the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in September 2013 and the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics) in 2018. His interests include angular limb deformity correction and complex fracture management.