Dr. Straw graduated in 1996 from the Royal Veterinary College where he gained an interest in small animal orthopaedics and dedicated the majority of his final year to this study. Following a year in first opinion practice he moved to Beechwood Veterinary Hospital. In 2001 he gained the RCVS certificate in Small Animal Surgery, achieving one of the highest marks of the year. He developed a busy referral case load both from within the practice and from practices throughout Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. Dr. Straw has particular interest in managing fractures and orthopaedic conditions in young dogs. He gained the RCVS Advanced Practitioner status in Small Animal Surgery in 2015. He an advanced practitioner in small animal surger, the clinical director of Beechwood Veterinary Hospital in Doncaster, England, and a VIN consultant in orthopaedics.