Meet The Team

Eric Chant BVMS, MRCVS
Wellington local Eric Chant started his career with Mount Vets over 20 years ago. He joined Mount Vets shortly after graduating from Glasgow Vet School and is now the senior partner in the practice. Eric enjoys medicine and surgery and has a keen interest in orthopaedic surgery, especially cruciate ligament disease in dogs. Eric is a member of the British Veterinary Association and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association. Outside of work, Eric enjoys travel, theatre and spending time with his family.


Charlotte Freeman BVM&S, Cert. V.Ophthal., MRCVS
Charlotte has been with Mount Vets since 2003 and joined the partnership in 2011. After her first few years of veterinary work, Charlotte developed an interest in diseases of the eyes and ocular surgery. Charlotte now holds an advanced qualification in ophthalmology, the study of diseases affecting the eyes and is an active member of the British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association. Outside of helping to run our busy veterinary hospital, Charlotte enjoys walking in the countryside and after many years of trying, is still attempting to learn to surf!


James Cavanagh BVSc, PgCert SAM, MRCVS
Another Wellington local, James joined Mount Vets in 2009 and spends his time at the main hospital in Wellington and at the clinic in Wiveliscombe. James especially enjoys investigating complex medical cases and has a special interest in diagnostic imaging, using x-rays and ultrasound scans. James holds an advanced qualification in small animal medicine. When James does get some free time, he enjoys cycling and playing the occasional game of rugby.


Mark Radford B Vet Med, MRCVS
Mark graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2010 and has been working in London and Dorset, after several months travelling and working his way around Australia and New Zealand. Married to Becky, a local farmer’s daughter and also a vet, Mark has now settled in Devon and joined us in 2013. Mark enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, particularly complicated medical investigations, and is a member of the British Veterinary Association and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association. Outside of work, Mark enjoys clay pigeon shooting, cooking, wine tasting and is a keen motor cyclist.


Jacki Cook COAPE Advanced Diploma
Since 2000 Jacki has been attending training courses on a wide spectrum of subjects relating to companion animal behaviour. These led her to start the puppy parties at the practice and eventually led to her receiving her Diploma in companion animal behaviour and training in 2009. Using her extensive knowledge she has helped a large number of pets with issues of aggression, anxiety, fear and phobias. Jackie says that “training your dog never stops” and having bred over seven litters of Labrador puppies, she has had more than enough experience of her own!