Jacob graduated from Sydney University in 1990 and worked in mixed practice for two years before buying his own practice in South West Sydney with his wife and fellow veterinarian.
The practices grew to become a group of practices and after 15 years they were sold when Jacob and his family moved to Denmark for two years.
A surgical residency at Charles Sturt University enticed him back to Australia in 2008. Jacob passed his Board exams in 2013 and moved to Canberra in 2014 to take up a surgical specialty position.
Jacob and family live on a few acres outside of Canberra where they keep chickens, fruit trees and whippet called Sally.