Mark Evans
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It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet

Mark Evans, vet and accidental TV presenter
Mark Evans, vet turned TV presenter

From Farm Hand and Serial Dismantler to TV Presenter

Mark is the kind of bloke you’d like next door. Well perhaps not right next door. That might be a bit too close for comfort. A few houses down wind would be a safer bet given how he smells sometimes when he gets home from work - being covered in anatomical gloop and stinking to high Heaven are occupational hazards of fronting Channel 4’s BAFTA winning science series “Inside Nature’s Giants”. No, you’d want him as a neighbour because he’s got a massive toolbox and he’s good with his hands. He’s also kind to animals, gives up his seat on the bus for ladies (sometimes) and helps old folk across the road (if they ask)!

Mark is the son of an engineer and inventor. A childhood spent driving tractors, milking cows, pulling cars to bits, generally getting under his dad’s feet and constantly asking “why” has served Mark well as a grown up. He’s now a vet, trusted scientist, well-known professional communicator, accomplished grease monkey and, still, a massive cow fan. Over the years he’s been a regular animal doctor and the RSPCA’s Chief Vet. With the help of a few spanner-mad-mates he’s built his own car, 4x4 and helicopter. He’s sat down at a desk long enough to write enough books to wedge open every door in his house but he prefers to be outside making and mending. He remains as fascinated by how stuff works as he was when he used to drive his dad to distraction. Only these days he always puts things back together having taken them apart – unless they’re dead giants of course.

Mark has had an unusual and unexpected career. He never wanted to be on TV and only ended up on screen after complaining about a rubbish item on a daytime magazine show. But things have turned out well for this once camera-shy kid. He’s now an experienced and busy broadcaster who clearly loves his work. He still dreams of being a farmer and tempts producers to take him on by promising that, the more work they give him, the sooner he’ll be out of their hair and herding heifers.