MARK PIZARRO – Veterinary Surgeon

in Features

Where did you first start your employment?

“Paddock Wood in Kent.”

How would you describe yourself?

“Shy, quite happy in my own company, family man.”

Which person has been the biggest influence in your life?

“No one specific person, I’m very self-driven.” 

What’s the best book you’ve ever read?

“’Long Road to Freedom’. Nelson Mandela.”

What’s your favourite music track? 

“Depends on my mood, at the moment – ‘Mr Brightside by The Killers’.”

What’s your biggest fear?

“Presently the turmoil and uncertainty that Brexit will bring.”

If you could change something about yourself, what would it be?

“A decreased appetite and a higher metabolic rate.”

Have you ever been given advice that you wished you had acted on?

“No, at the time you make a decision it is the right one at that moment.”

What’s the worst advice you’ve ever been given?

“Don’t buy that house, in 1997.”

What makes you laugh?

“My friends.”

What’s your greatest ambition?

“For my sons to be happy and successful.”

What’s the best country you’ve ever visited and why?

“Zambia, the people, the wildlife, my friends, best family holidays ever.” 

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

“Kids and my wife happy, healthy and successful.”

Have you had any embarrassing moments?

“Plenty, best not repeated.”

Which word or phrases do you most overuse?

“It is what it is!!”

Do you have any regrets?

“I have a few but try not to dwell on them as you can’t change what is done.” 

What keeps you awake at night?

“Liverpool FC winning the League.”

What’s the best experience you’ve had in life so far?

“Watching my sons being born.” 

If you didn’t live where you  are currently located where would you like to Live? (Money no object)


What person historic or living would you most like to meet?

“Nelson Mandela.”

If you could change one thing about Gibraltar what would it be? 

“The feeling of entitlement that our community suffers from. As Kennedy’s famous words, ‘ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.’”

What is your favourite hobby or interest?

“Golf, not that I’m any good at it.”


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