Christian was born in South London and knew he wanted to be a veterinary surgeon from his first memory. He started work at his local vet clinic aged 10 (making tea and cleaning kennels). Graduating from Edinburgh vet school in 1999 he spent his first few years working in rural practice in Somerset then around the UK before settling in West Hampstead in 2006. He is an all-round general practitioner, with particular interests in geriatric medicine and dentistry. He lives in West Hampstead with his wife and son and has a number of cats.