Richard Carter MRCVS 0315371. Richard graduated as a vet in South Africa in 1988. After national service and some travelling, Richard joined the South African State veterinary service working in primary health development work, national disease control and wildlife work in Zululand. Eventually then ending up as training officer for the province, Richard moved to the UK to work in small animal practice in 1998, working in Coventry, Harlow and Grimsby before buying Black Sheep Vets in 2006.

Oberon the cat currently rules the house but Richard and Sam the Labrador are occasionally allowed inside. Armoured shin plates help reduce blood loss.