After graduating from Bristol University in 1996, much of Joe's professional and personal life has been under the glare of publicity. He appeared on the highly successful BBC 1 series Vets in Practice, was the resident vet on BBC 1's Blue Peter and The One Show, and has appeared regularly on ITV This Morning and Good Morning Britain.
Over the last few years Joe has decided to step down from clinical veterinary practice to focus on his long-held ambition of carving out a career as a sculptor. Although not formally trained, Joe comes from a long family of tradition of artists, including his great grandmother, wood engraver Gwen Raverat, and his grandmother Sophie Gurney and mother, Emily Pryor, who were both well-respected painters. Joe’s most illustrious ancestor however is undoubtedly his great, great, great grandfather Charles Darwin, whose influence is evident in Joe’s work exploring the endless variety of natural forms produced by evolution.
Joe lives in Aldsworth in the Cotswolds and is married with 3 children and a lazy cat called Cuddles!