BA Cambridge 1912, MA 1920; MRCS Eng LRCP Lond 1915; DPH Bristol 1921.
Cant was educated at Cambridge and Victoria University Manchester. After working as a resident at MRI, Cant moved to Bath where he was senior medical officer at the Ministry of Pensions Hospital, and later honorary anaesthetist at the Children's Orthopaedic Hospital. In 1935 Cant went to Manchester practising in Worsley and as chief medical officer to Manchester Collieries Ltd. He died on 2 January 1938 after a car accident on New Year's Eve. His son Philip Vaudrey Cant also became a doctor, but moved away from Manchester after qualifying.