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. Kate and her husband enjoy running and have completed the 2018 London Marathon supporting North Devon Hospice.


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 2012. You'll often see Ellen on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the South Molton surgery.

Ellen enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and retains her particular interest in ophthalmology.

In her spare time Ellen does lots of volunteering- including as a Cub Scout Leader and running a Code Club (computing) at her son's primary school.

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.

Annie Brogden - BVetMed MRCVS

Annie joined us at Market Vets in September 2017 from the Royal Veterinary College. She is a mixed Veterinary Surgeon with a keen interest in exotics.

When not at work, she enjoys sailing and looking after her many exotic pets.



Rosie Morgan - BA VetMB BSc MRCVS

Rosie grew up in Hertfordshire and initially studied Zoology at Bristol University, then qualified in Veterinary Medicine from Cambridge University in 2006. She worked in mixed practice in Bedfordshire for three years before deciding to specialise in small animals.

Most recently, she worked at a busy practice in the New Forest for six years before joining Market Vets in January 2018 when she moved to North Devon. Working part-time, usually at our South Molton Branch, she has a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery.

Rosie is currently setting up a smallholding with her husband and their daughter and son. They have a three legged patterdale terrier cross, a three legged cat and a one eyed cat, all rescue animals adopted through work. She also enjoys running and cycling when free time allows!

Lucy Spreull - BVM&S MRCVS

Lucy graduated from Edinburgh University in 2015 and spent a couple of years in practice before going to work in New Zealand.

After some more travelling, she has moved back to the UK and joined our team. Lucy is a mixed Veterinary Surgeon so you may see her in the consult room but also out on farm.

Lucy has inherited a Miniature Dachshund named Bruno, who she enjoys walking on Exmoor. She also enjoys cooking, a little floristry and horse riding (although badly! her words!).

Liam Oldfield - BVetMed MRCVS

Liam joined the team in July 2019 as a mixed Veterinary Surgeon after qualifying from the RVC in London. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine.

Originally from Bristol, he has been living in North Devon for the past ten years and loves the countryside and the community feel.

Outside of work, Liam enjoys a leisurely stroll round the golf course, occasionally hitting a ball or two!

Alice Dawson - BVetMed MRCVS


Alice qualified in 2012 and had been working in a mixed veterinary practice for 6 years before joining us in January 2019. Alice is continuing her mixed veterinary work within the team in Market Vets which she very much enjoys.

When Alice is not at work and she manages to get some spare time she keeps very busy with her own sheep flock and riding her horses.