Matt is Practice Leader with Westpoint Farm Vets. In 2001 he was awarded a Nuffield scholarship to look at future models for veterinary practice and spent the year working at UC Davies (California), Colorado State University and Cornell University. In 2004, after completing the RCVS certificate in Cattle Health and Production, Matt left the RVC to set up Westpoint Vets, a specialist Farm animal practice group. In 2010 Matt was awarded the Bullock award for innovation in agriculture, in 2011 the Queens award for services to agriculture and in 2013 completed a law degree.
As CEO, Matt grew the business through acquisition and organic growth to become the UK’s leading mixed vet group, covering all farm species, lab (Biobest), farm data/technology (Kingshay) and companion animals. In late 2015 he led the split of Westpoint, creating vetPartners (companion focus) and Origin (farm focus), remaining with the Origin group to create a unique production animal group. The group continued to grow and in 2018 Origin was acquired by vetPartners, as part of the sale of the August Equity vet portfolios businesses to BC Partners.