After graduating as a vet from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS Edinburgh) with a further degree in veterinary pathology in 1997, Keith spent 20 years as a practicing veterinarian, mostly in poultry medicine. He was a director of Minster Veterinary Practice, then later the Origin group, before a change in career direction. Keith is now Poultry Business Manager, UK and Ireland, for the rapidly growing pharmaceutical company, Huvepharma.
Keith is the father of two children, and a lifelong Blackburn Rovers fan. In his spare time he manages a boys football team in Ross on Wye, where he lives.