Jo Griffin

Veterinary Surgeon

Jo Griffin - Veterinary Surgeon
Jo Griffin BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from Liverpool University Veterinary School in 1979 delighted to be setting out along the career path I had chosen almost as soon as I could speak! I remember one interview with the Headmistress of my secondary school, “Ah young lady, I see you aspire to become a Veterinary Surgeon, may I ask what you intend to do when you grow up?”

I am now well into my 5th decade as a practising vet; still loving the job and driven to provide the standard of care I would like my own animals to receive.

I have witnessed and embraced amazing development in the veterinary profession.

It’s incredible how much has changed in my lifetime and I feel privileged to have been part of that change.

I have 3 wonderful independent daughters and a very longsuffering husband who has never understood why I have always been unable to tell him what time I will be home from work!

I enjoy horse riding and can be found volunteering for British Eventing at weekends. I was incredibly lucky to be a Games Maker for the 2012 Olympics in London but the highlight of the Games for me was working at Greenwich Park for the Equestrian Paralympics. I was involved from the arrival of the athletes until the end of the competition. It truly was the opportunity of a lifetime.

My home has always been filled with animals but currently I only have 3 horses, 2 cats and 1 small Working Cocker Spaniel called Tipple!

I started my working life in Cheshire, moved to Kent then Cumbria. I worked for MAFF (now DEFRA) briefly during the 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak when I found my Cumbrian home completely surrounded and local farms decimated by disease. In 2002 I joined Eden.

21 years later I’m still here and intend to be around a while longer!