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Welcome to our poultry and game bird vet practice
With bases in Somerset & Devon, we cover the whole of the South West and beyond!
We offer and provide a comprehensive, professional veterinary service 24 hours per day 7 days a week. We have considerable experience and attend to all the poultry and game bird species at a commercial and backyard level. This includes organic and alternative production systems. Our primary aims are to provide an excellent professional service for all aspects of your commercial businesses or backyard pets with a personal touch and caring attitude. Preventative health care is key and we have over 20 years of experience combined to deliver a practical strategy to improve the health of your birds.
Meet the team
Stuart has a long history within the poultry and game bird sector including lecturing at the Royal Vet College and the various Duchy colleges in Devon & Cornwall. For this he was awarded the prestigious National knowledge transfer award in the game and poultry industry in 2014. He is a founding member and Chairman of the West Country Layers Association (WCLA) and also sits on the South West chicken association (SWCA) committee.
Al joined Mount Vets at the end of September 2020 having graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London in June 2019. He loves working outside and meeting lots of different people, as well as the sciency bit too! Al is a cricket and cycling fanatic, enjoying surfing and walking his dog ‘Dutch’ at home on Dartmoor. He also has a cat called Malcolm.
Tony is originally from a beef farm in N Ireland. He has spent all his career in farm animal practice, mainly in the SW of England, but with stints in New Zealand and, more recently, Orkney. He enjoys working alongside our farm clients to help them maximise their farm potential. Outside of work he enjoys cycling and playing various bass guitars!
Fin has spent most of his working life as a farmer, which has taken him all over the world. He is now looking forward to his new challenge as an ATT (Approved Tuberculin Tester). In addition to TB testing, Fin has many Vet Tech roles that allow him to work closely with our cattle, sheep and poultry clients. He enjoys walking his dog ‘Levi’, Young Farmers events and supporting Exeter Chiefs.
Gail has been with Mount Vets for 10 years, moving across when her husband Stuart joined the practice. Gail manages the Colliton practice and works predominantly on the finance side.
She enjoys time at home with her family and friends – organising a husband and two sons! walking her dog, researching her family tree, watching Exeter Chiefs as a season ticket holder and spending time away in her camper van with Stuart.
Leon served as a police officer for 30 years in the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, the majority of his career in Criminal Investigation Department (CID) attaining the rank of Detective Sergeant working in Plymouth, Mid, East and North Devon and finally in the city of Exeter. He retired in 2013 and joined the Mount Vets in July 2014 working at the Colliton Barton practice. Here at Colliton Barton as well as doing reception work and Farm Coordination he also helps our vets by doing lab work and general DIY. He enjoys family time, coastal walks, going away in his campervan, theatre and music festivals as well as supporting Cullompton Rugby Football Club.
Ali has been with the Mount Vets for many years. She is based at our Colliton Barton branch, where she looks after our poultry and gamebird clients. One of her main job roles is to organise vaccines for our main poultry rearing sites and ordering and sorting of the weekly vaccinations that they need; this can range from a 6,000 flock size up to 100,000 birds. Ali enjoys spending time with her young granddaughter, walking her 2 lurchers, riding her horse and going to the races.
Linda joined the team in February 2022. She previously worked at Blackdown Doctors Surgery for 15 years and was a store manager for Boots chemists for 20 years. She enjoys helping clients with empathy in an organised and timely manner. She’s enjoyed working with the Mount Vets team so far and is looking forward to learning more. At home Linda enjoys walking her dogs, going to festivals in her VW Campervan, family holidays and spending time with her Granddaughter as well as a little bit of Gin tasting!