Hilton graduated from Massey University, New Zealand in 1996. He began his career as a mixed practice veterinarian near Rotorua, NZ, dealing predominantly with large dairy cow herds. At the end of 1998 Hilton worked for 3 months in Naracoorte and Penola before embarking on a 2 year stint to the United Kingdom. There he worked in a number of clinics, from London and East Sussex to Whitehaven in the Lake District dealing mainly with cats, dogs, rabbits and hamsters.
Hilton has a special interest in dermatology and companion animal behavior.
With two young children and a recently renovated home, Hilton is working up to choosing the right pet for their family.