Dr. Kirkham completed his initial studies in Biology (honours) at McMaster University before moving to Guelph to study veterinary medicine (honours) at the Ontario Veterinary College. Dr. Kirkham is a mixed animal practitioner with an additional interest in companion and farm animal exotic medicine and surgery. Since graduation, Dr. Kirkham has completed studies in Basic and Intermediate Ultrasound (University of Guelph) as well as soft tissue surgery (Oquendo Center – Las Vegas).
Dr. Kirkham lives locally with his daughter Eloise, their dog Quillow and cats Squeak and Sox. He enjoys running , boxing as well as a lifelong passion for classic british cars. Dr. Kirkham holds accreditations from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in; Brucellosis testing, Tuberculosis testing, Candian Health Accredited Herd Inspection (CHAH), Equine infectious anemia testing as well as the export of cattle, horses, camelids, poultry as well as pet birds to the USA.