Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University Glasgow, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Glasgow, 1982.
Veterinary house surgeon University Nairobi, Kenya, 1963-1964, University Glasgow, 1964-1965, lecturer in veterinary surgery, 1965-1972. Research biologist ICI Pharmaceuticals, England, 1972-1983, clinical scientist England, 1983-1996. Clin specialist Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, England, since 1996.
Director Glen Pharmaceuticals Ltd., 2000. Visiting professor veterinary preclinical studies University Glasgow, 1998.
Member Royal College Veterinary Surgeons (examiner anesthesia board 1974-1978, Lawson, Walley & Williams prize 1963), Association Veterinary Anesthetists, Anesthetic Research Society, Society for Intravenous Anesthesia, Association Anesthetists Great Britain and Ireland.
Married Wendy Ann Crompton, April 18, 1986. Children: Fiona Margaret, Alasdair James.