Gary is one of the most experienced equine dentists in the world. Gary began in horse dentistry approximately 15 years ago. He originally trained in the USA along with a few other dentists that believed in the need for higher standards for equine dentistry. Gary was unhappy with the dilution of the dentistry profession standards that was occurring, and felt that there was a need for an organisation that would define the highest standards for dentistry, and ensure that those standards did not lower. Along with a Canadian equine dentist, Todd Williams, who had the same beliefs as Gary, they formed the Worldwide Association of Equine Dentistry (WWAED).
The WWAED has maintained the high standards that Gary wished for and has now received approval from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to run a training course that is an alternative to the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) training course, to provide a standard of competency for equine dentists in the UK. This is a remarkable achievement and is a testament to the high standards that not only Gary but all WWAED members perform to. Gary is also the association’s lead examiner for the DEFRA & RCVS Approved Level 2 examination as well as for the Entrance Examination to the association.