James Barton

james barton

James joined our veterinary team in August 2016 after spending a year working at a small animal hospital and exotics referral centre in Andover following his graduation from Liverpool University in 2015.

James enjoys conservation work and has previously volunteered in the capture and movement of large game animals in South Africa. He is keen to continue to develop his participation and involvement with conservation work both in the UK and abroad through his work at Natterjacks.

James is interested in all areas of veterinary work and has a broad range of experience in numerous fields.

Outside of veterinary work James is a keen footballer, having captained teams at club, school and university level.  Originally from Berkshire, James was keen to move to Bournemouth and enjoy all the thrills and spills that the sunny south coast of Dorset has to offer.

25 things you never knew about James!

1.      The 3 things I would take on a desert island……

Music, Scuba Diving equipment and a hammock

2.      When I was younger I wanted to be……

Scuba Diving Instructor

3.       3 famous people (dead or alive) I would invite to a dinner party……

Hugh Laurie, Robin Williams, David Attenborough

4.       My guilty pleasure……


5.       What makes Natterjacks different……

The people, plenty of practices have similar equipment to each other but the people at Natterjacks and the atmosphere created by them play a huge role in what makes Natterjacks stand out

6.       My proudest ‘claim to fame’ or celebrity encounter…

Meeting Ant and Dec as a member of cast on one of their shows

7.       Two things I consider myself to be very bad at…..

Organisation and making big decisions

8.       Two things I consider myself to be very good at…

Worrying and quoting film lines

9.       One thing that not many people know about me….

I won a certificate for coming last in a swimming competition at the age of 4 (in my defence I was the only one not wearing arm bands)

10.   I was frightened for my life at work when…

I was attacked by a cow

11.   My most annoying habit .…


12.   The song I would perform in a Karaoke bar is…

Don’t Stop Believing by Journey

13.   If I was forced to live anywhere else than the beautiful south coast of Dorset I would live…

Gold Coast, Australia

14.   I you were to look in my fridge right now you would find….

Too many microwaveable meals

15.   My favourite place to go for dinner is….

Anywhere with good seafood

16.   If I won the lottery my first purchase would be….

1st class round the world plane ticket

17.   One place I really want to visit before I die is…


18.   My favourite holiday past-time is ……..

Scuba Diving

19.   If I was a vegetable, I would be a ….

20.   My weirdest phobia is ….


21.   If I could swap lives with anyone for a day it would be….

Calvin Harris

22.   My favourite place to go for a walk…

Lake District

23.   The strangest thing I’ve ever seen at work …

A skunk….their reputation precedes them

24.   I would hate to get stuck here ….

On the underground at night after its closed.

25.   One thing I really want to do before I die is….
Volunteer abroad


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