John Dooley graduated from the University of Sydney in 1975. He has been in mixed-species practice since then, mainly in the Manning Valley. In January 2011, his very successful Wingham Vet Clinic merged with the Valley Veterinary Hospital to become Wingham and Valley Vets. John has long enjoyed the challenge of being competent across all species – friends who are single-species specialists say their jobs are much simpler! Specific areas of interest for John are ear disease in dogs and cats, soft tissue surgery, skin diseases, laminitis in horses and lameness conditions in cattle. He is also passionate about educating and mentoring student vets.