Ben Duquemin

Job title: Veterinary Surgeon

Hometown: Jersey

Qualifications: BVM&S(Hons) MRCVS

Experience: During my studies I carried out work experience at Manor Vets and never looked back. I have also done work placements at specialist referral centres in the UK, The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (in Jersey) and animal clinics in the Carribean.

About me: I moved to Birmingham to work with Manor Vets after graduating from Edinburgh University. It's been a great place to start my career and I always look forward to coming into work.

My family pets: Louis, a friendly and playful springer spaniel/border collie cross.

Walkies: Any beach, Cannon hill park and the Lickey hills

I love Manor Vets: Of the very supportive and friendly staff, great facilities and lovely clients.

I always wished I could: Spend a year snowboarding all over the world (still trying to!)

When I can: Play a lot of racket sports, especially squash with a local club. Whenver I get the chance I love going off snowboarding, cliff diving and bungee jumping (bit of an adrenaline junkie).

Interesting thing you don't know about me: I play the 5-string banjo