Veterinary team

Meet our amazing team of vets, nurses and support staff, every one dedicated to giving your pets the best care possible...

Meet our Veterinary Surgeons

Eric Chant

Eric Chant

BVMS, MRCVS

Wellington local, Eric Chant began his career with Mount Vets over 25 years ago, after graduating from Glasgow University. He is a Director in the Practice and has been instrumental in developing the Hospital site. Eric enjoys medicine and orthopaedic surgery, and has a special interest in cruciate ligament disease in dogs.

Charlotte Freeman

Charlotte Freeman

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

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

James Cavanagh

BVSc, PgCert SAM, MRCVS

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. James has a particular clinical interest in diagnostic imaging (X-rays and ultrasound scanning) and cardiology. James joined the board of directors in 2018.

Kara Brand

Kara Brand

BVMedSci(hons) BVM BVS MRCVS

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 and then in Devon. Kara consults at Taunton Road Hospital and Wiveliscombe. She is currently studying for an advanced qualification in Veterinary Dermatology; the study of skin disease in cats and dogs.

Liz Hynes

Liz Hynes

MRCVS

I qualified at the University of Sydney in 2005, after working in a mixed practice in Australia and the UK. I moved permanently back to the UK in 2008. After spending several years working in Hampshire I returned to the South West and first started working at Mount Vets in October 2018. With a particular interest in surgery, I completed a post graduate certificate in small animal surgery in 2013. Outside of work I enjoy scuba diving, dog agility and equine pursuits. I have two border collies (Tarquin and Gyr) a Italian spinone (Harvey) and Friesian horses (Trynke and Vrolijk).

Chris Griffiths

Chris Griffiths

BSc BVSc MRCVS

Chris graduated from the University of Bristol in 2020 and started at Mount Vets in September the same year. Chris is developing his clinical skills in all areas of veterinary medicine but has a special interest in surgery and dentistry. Outside of work Chris enjoys anything outdoors and can be seen playing rugby or hiking out on the moors. At home Chris helps out with their 4 working spaniels.

Glenn Bengtson

Glenn Bengtson

MRCVS

I qualified for the University of Queensland, Australia in 1992 with honors. I worked in mixed animal practice in various states of Australia before moving to the UK in 1996 working as a locum from Cornwall to Scotland until settling in 1998 in a first opinion and referral practice on the outskirts of London.

Izabella Boda

Izabella Boda

MRCVS

After a rather adventurous period working as a wildlife vet intern at the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Centre in Nantwich, Izabella moved to the South West and has worked in the area since 2016. In her time, she has dealt with pets such as a savannah monitor, uromastyx, african grey parrots, tortoises, conures and sugar gliders. Just to mention a few!

She is passionate about all creatures, be they furry pet friends, odd reptiles or birds. She graduated in Budapest, Hungary where she developed a special interest in exotic and wild animals and also obtained a BSc in Wildlife Management and Conservation. She recently gained a certification in treating exotic animals. She loves this part of the country and, in her spare time, loves to seek out interesting historical places or to curl up with the works of the classic English authors. She has a marginated tortoise called Colossus, who now rules the house.

Olivia Selby

Olivia Selby

MRCVS
Alex Jenner

Alex Jenner

MRCVS

I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2021 and have moved back home to the South West to start my career as a vet! I am interested in surgery but I am excited to learn and work on all aspects of the job. Outside of work I enjoy walking my two golden retrievers in the countryside and I am also interested in photography – especially animals!

Amelia Gates

Amelia Gates

MRCVS

I am originally from London and went to the University of Surrey, but after two of my final year rotations in Somerset I fell in love with the West country and decided to move after graduation. I graduated in August 2020 and started at Mount Vets a fortnight later. Professionally, I love treating all small animals, with particular interest in making vet visits as stress free for pets as possible (meaning giving lots of treats!). I also have an interest in emergency medicine and ophthalmology. In my personal life, I love staying active by hiking, kayaking or practicing yoga.

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Michal Kolominski

MRCVS

In 2012 I graduated from the University Of Life Sciences, Faculty Of Veterinary Medicine in Lublin, Poland. I worked here in a veterinary hospital for 2 years and then in 2014 moved to UK. Over the past 8 years I worked in a few small animal practices. In 2021 I gained my BSAVA certificate in small animal surgery. My main interests are small animal orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery. Outside of work I like going for long walks with my family. Playing tennis and exploring new parts of England such as national parks and seaside towns.