Martin graduated from Liverpool Veterinary School in 1992 and worked in small animal practice before completing a PhD at the University of Liverpool. He began his surgical career with a residency at Liverpool before completing his specialist training in Orthopaedics at Glasgow University.

Martin subsequently became Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics and the Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon at Bristol Veterinary School. In 2009, Martin joined a multidisciplinary specialist veterinary hospital in Suffolk, where he was Head of the Orthopaedic service and latterly Head of Surgery until September 2016.

Martin has chaired both the scientific committee of the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association and the Programme committee for the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has also chaired the examination committee for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons diploma examination in Small Animal Orthopaedics.

Martin has lectured at international, national and local veterinary meetings and congresses and educates veterinary practitioners and surgeons in training. He has trained 12 residents to specialist status.

Martin enjoys all aspects of small animal orthopaedics, but has a particular interest in cranial cruciate ligament disease, elbow dysplasia, joint replacement and trauma management. He still enjoys the challenge of contributing to studies whilst keeping busy in the clinic.