Alan Jaques - Director - MA MBA VetMB CertCHP DBR MRCVS
Alan is the Managing Director of Market Veterinary Centre. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1995 and has been involved in mixed practice ever since. He obtained the RCVS Certificate in cattle Health and Production in 2000 and a Diploma in Bovine Reproduction in 2005. Most of Alan's time is now spent running the business side of Market Vets but he maintains a keen interest in all areas of farm animal practice especially reproductive technologies.
Craig Ferguson - Clinical Director - BVSc, PGCertSAS, MRCVS - Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery
Yorkshire born and bred, Craig graduated from Liverpool University in 2001 and has been with the practice since 2008. Originally a mixed practitioner, treating large and small animals, he now focuses on cats, dogs and anything else small enough to fit through the surgery door, although he still enjoys seeing emergency large animal cases out of hours. He is principally based at the Barnstaple branch where he is Clinical Director. He has a particular interest in small animal surgery and has achieved a certificate at Masters level in this area, and has been granted Advanced Practitioner status by the Royal College as recognition of his further studies.
Craig lives with his family (2 dogs, 2 girls, 1 boy and 1 wife) on the edge of Exmoor and enjoys nothing more than exploring the hidden depths of the North Devon countryside and the National Park. After dark he can be found on the badminton court, in the kitchen or with a glass of red.
Richard Locke - Clinical Director - BVet Med MRCVS
Richard qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2004, moved to North Devon to join the practice that autumn and has stayed in this lovely area ever since!
After several years enjoying a mixed workload of farm and small animal veterinary care, Richard is now primarily involved with the small animal side of the practice and is a familiar face in our South Molton branch.
He has developed particular interests in small animal surgery and diagnostic imaging but enjoys most of the varied challenges presented daily.
Outside of work Richard is kept busy by his family, their two lurchers and his garden but he still finds time for the occasional game of hockey and very occasionally...a little fishing!
Rachel Forster - BVet Med MRCVS
Rachel qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1997 and joined Market Vets soon after. Her main interests are in farm work and equine practice.
She has completed the clinical modules, including the examinations, towards her RCVS certificate in Sheep Health and Production and is a member of the AHDB sheep expertise group. She has also completed a course in Veterinary Acupuncture, providing our clients with acupuncture treatment for all species of animals, large or small.
Rachel has kept horses all of her life so she understands the challenges of horse ownership and also gets out to a few competitions when time allows!
Samantha Lintin - BVSc MRCVS
Sam graduated from the University of Bristol in 2006. After working in mixed practice in Okehampton for two years, she joined Market Vets in November 2008. Working mainly on the farm team, she has a strong interest in Dairy Herd Health, particularly cattle fertility and heifer rearing.
She runs the Dairy Herd Health and Heifer rearing Schemes and an Interherd Bureau Service. Married to a local dairy farmer, Sam enjoys spending her spare time with her two children and working on the farm!
Carly Cook - BVM&S MRCVS
Carly qualified from Edinburgh University in 2007 and went on to work in mixed practice in Somerset. She joined us here at Market Vets in April 2008.
Carly predominantly works with small animals. She has a specific interest in medicine, particularly diagnostic imaging and ophthalmology.
In her spare time Carly likes being at home on the farm, either walking her dog Charlie or riding her horse.
Kate Stevens - BSc (Hons) BVet Med PG Cert SAM MRCVS
Kate joined Market Vets in October 2010 after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in the summer of that year. She is very excited to be working in such a progressive practice, which has furthered her interests in all areas of mixed practice veterinary work.
Kate has completed her post graduate certificate in small animal medicine. Outside of work Kate enjoys rowing, canoeing and playing the piano. Married last year, her and her husband enjoy running and have entered the 2018 London Marathon supporting North Devon Hospice.
Neil Mottram - BSc BVsC MRCVS
Neil qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2013. After spending a year in mixed practice in Lancashire, he decided to make the move 'down south' and is now working with the small animals of North Devon.
He intends to make the most of the Devon countryside and beaches and him and his girlfriend enjoy making the most out of his new VW camper.
Anna Howard - BVet Med BSc MRCVS
Anna graduated from Royal Veterinary College in 2014 and having spent six months working in a busy small animal practice in Bedfordshire, she joined Market Vets in March 2015 as she was missing the cows!
She also has a degree in Zoology and after travelling around South America, is keen to continuously expand her knowledge in exotic animals.
When not exploring the local area in her spare time, Anna enjoys being an Auntie to two, baking, painting and sketching or curling up with a good book.
Ellen Harmer - MA VetMB MRCVS
Ellen qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2002 and spent a few years in a small animal practice in Hertfordshire. She then returned to the University of Cambridge as a clinical Intern, doing further training and research in ophthalmology.
After a few years away from practice raising a young family, Ellen joined the small animal team at South Molton in 2013. You'll often see Ellen on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the South Molton surgery. Ellen enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and retains her particular interest in ophthalmology.
Caroline Moss - BVSc (Hons) MRCVS
Originally from Belfast, Caroline graduated from Liverpool in 1987. After a spell as an army vet, she settled in the south west in mixed practice before moving into small animal medicine. She joined Market Vets in December 2014.
Caroline works two days a week in our Barnstaple branch and fills her remaining time with her family, horses, dogs and sheep.
Bec Newell - BVSc BSc MRCVS
Bec graduated from Liverpool University in 1995 and joined Market Vets in 2015. She enjoys all aspects of working with small animals and is particularly interested in internal medicine.
Working three days a week in our Barnstaple branch, she spends her spare time running and walking the beautiful North Devon coast with her husband and two boys occasionally in tow!
Annie Brogden - BVetMed
As our newest member of the team, Annie joined Market Vets on the 1st September 2017 having graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London this year.
Originally from Somerset, moving to Cornwall at five, she has now come to her senses and joined us here in North Devon!