After graduating University College Dublin (UCD), Steve worked in practice before returning to UCD to complete an internship in small animal surgery. In 1998 he joined the Irish veterinary pharmaceutical company Bimeda as Veterinary Manager – eventually becoming Research and Development Manager – where he was part of a team responsible for developing both novel and generic veterinary medicines. He has also worked as a Regulatory Affairs Specialist with MSD Animal Health.
He currently works as an independent consultant to the veterinary pharmaceutical industry, as well as running a small animal practice outside Dublin. He is the Ireland Director for FECAVA, as well as Chair of EPRUMA (the European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals). He has a dog and is servant to two cats.