During his long RSPCA service he was an enthusiastic and accomplished inspector and chief inspector providing advice to thousands of animal owners, in addition to which he undertook colleague care and professional compliance commitments at a senior level.
Pat’s rare and extensive experience in the animal care industry is self-evident through his prevailing sense of professionalism, legal compliance and animal knowledge; never dulling his instinctive empathy with animal owners and compassion for all animals in his charge.
Through my latter roles as RSPCA compliance manager, then as the chief inspectorate officer, I worked closely with Pat to whom I delegated a great deal of responsibility developing, reviewing and applying compliance standards. Whatever his challenge, he retains his cheery disposition and the animals always come first. I would certainly entrust any of my animals to his care.