Meet the team at Mount Vets

Meet our superb team of Vets, Nurses and Support staff at Mount Vets in Wellington

Eric Chant


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Wellington local Eric Chant started his career with Mount Vets over 25 years ago, after graduating from Glasgow University and is now the Senior Director in the Practice. Eric enjoys medicine and surgery and has a special interest in orthopaedic surgery, especially cruciate ligament disease in dogs. Recently, Eric has taken some time out from his clinical role to develop the new veterinary hospital. He hopes to return to clinical work once the move to the new facility has been completed.

Charlotte Freeman

BVM&S, Cert. V.Ophthal., MRCVS

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Charlotte has been with Mount Vets since 2003 and joined the directorship 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.

James Cavanagh


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James graduated from Bristol Vet School in 2007 and joined Mount Vets small animal team in 2009. James gained his Certificate in Canine and Feline Medicine in 2013 and became an advanced practitioner in 2014. In 2018 James joined the board of directors. James has particular clinical interest in diagnostic imaging; X-rays and ultrasound scanning, and cardiology.

Christian Marchant


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Christian graduated as a vet from the University of Nottingham in 2013 and spent his first two years in a small animal practice in Yorkshire. He joined the team at Mount Vets in 2015 keen to pursue his interest in surgery.  Christian is currently studying for a certificate in small animal surgery. He is interested in both soft tissue surgery including reconstructive surgery, ear surgery (TECA) and laryngeal paralysis and orthopaedics including fracture repair and cruciate ligament disease.

Kate Fairclough

B.Sc., B.Vet.Med., Cert. SAM, MRCVS

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Kate Fairclough joined Mount Vets in September 2002 as a mixed vet treating farm animals and pets. She left us to spend time consolidating her small animal expertise, returning to us as a Small Animal veterinary surgeon in 2015. In 2009 Kate studied for and gained the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Medicine and has a special interest and expertise in all types of medicine, especially treating pets with chemotherapy for cancer.

Annabel McFazdean


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Annabel graduated in 2010 form the Royal Veterinary College. and subsequently completed an internship in emergency and critical care at the Queen Mother Hospital, a specialist referral centre. Following this she moved to York and worked for 5 years in a busy first opinion hospital practice where she completed a postgraduate certificate in small animal surgery. Annabel has a keen interest in veterinary dentistry and oromaxillofacial surgery.

Kara Brand


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Kara graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2012. After a short period working at the University she spent the next 5 years in small animal first opinion practices, first in Yorkshire before moving to Devon. Kara joined the team part time in 2017.

Beverley Snow

Reception Manager

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Hi, my name is Beverley Snow. I moved to Wellington in 2000 and was lucky enough to start working at Mount Vets in April of that year, time has flown and it doesn’t seem like nearly 18 years since I started working here.
My role is customer service/ reception Manager which is a very rewarding and demanding role, but I love it. When I started working at Mount Vets I was one of two receptionist that shared the role throughout the day, now I have a team of eight receptionist with a wealth of experience covering three sites. Although we have grown in size I feel we still have a caring approach and feel part of the family.
I have two dogs, Noodle and Teddy and one cat Susie who I adopted from Cats Protection 14 years ago. I adore the cuddles and unconditional love that they give.

Steph Rawson

Nurse Manager

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Steph is local to this area she was brought up in Wiveliscombe and now currently lives on the border of Exmoor. Steph started working at Mount Vets in October 2014, which is the same year that she qualified as a Veterinary Nurse. Steph’s role within Mount Vets as well as being a qualified nurse is Nursing Manager, which includes managing and directing the nursing team. She currently enjoys all aspects of the small animal hospital and the range of work she does daily.

Outside of work Steph has a family run business of a flock of 300-400 breeding ewes which takes up most of her spare caring for them. But she enjoys every minute, especially lambing season.

When she does get some time to herself, she enjoys spending time in the countryside, going on long walks with the dog, and spending time with family.