Laurent graduated from Paris Vet school, in France, and was subsequently assistant instructor in the anatomy department for a year. He then qualified for a 2-year surgical internship in the same school and later completed a Master of Science in Biology and Physiology of Circulation and Respiration, as well as a university degree in Experimental Surgery and Microsurgery.
He completed an ECVS residency at the Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Frégis, near Paris and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2008. He was recognised as a specialist in small animal surgery by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2012.
Laurent worked at VRCC Veterinary Referrals in Essex, from 2006 to 2014, where he was one of the full-time soft-tissue surgeons and directors. He co-founded Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue hospital (now AURA Veterinary) in October 2014, where he remains a senior consultant surgeon and a director. His fields of interest include oncologic, reconstructive and general soft tissue surgeries.
Ecole Nationale Veterinaire d’Alfort (Paris Vet School)