Exotic and Wildlife Service
Our exotics referral service combines with the surgical service to provide comprehensive care for all species - no matter how unusual your animal family is...
We are always happy to provide pre-purchase and husbandry advice, over the phone or in person, to owners and other vets.
Our staff have extensive experience with all avian species including raptors, psittacines, pigeons and poultry. Jeremy is a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians and has a special interest in the natural history and husbandry of avian species. We have dedicated hospitalisation facilities for avian inpatients and experienced nursing support; and have extensive experience in anaesthesia and surgery of avian species as well as medical diagnosis, on-site laboratory, diagnostic imaging and treatment. Inpatient accommodation includes controlled incubators as well as indoor and outdoor aviaries allowing us to care for the complete range of avian species in an as supportive an environment as possible. We also welcome wild species and free-living wildlife is treated free of charge.
Exotic Mammal, Reptile and Fish Referrals, Zoological Work & Wildlife
We have over thirty years' experience in exotic practice. Jeremy has a particular interest in reptiles and is an enthusiastic exotics surgeon. We run special tortoise clinics pre- and post-hibernation, including bloodwork and radiography if necessary. We have full backup from our Veterinary Nursing team who are all experienced in the handling and care of exotic species. Head Nurse Leasa Neame is one of only a few RVNs in the country to hold the City & Guilds Certificate in Nursing Exotic Species.
We have full indoor and outdoor hospitalisation facilities for all exotic species including vivaria, incubators, aviaries andisolation facilities; as well as accommodation for aquatic species. We provide veterinary support for local zoological and wildlife collections and are experienced at providing full anaesthesia and surgical facilities in the field including remote chemical immobilisation ("darting") and remote drug delivery. We are also experienced with legal and licensing work including Zoo Licensing and inspections under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act.
Marine Mammal Referrals
Several of our vets are Marine Mammal Medics and we are always happy to be called to attend sick, injured or stranded sea mammals. We work closely with British Divers Marine Life Rescue and have hospitalisation facilites to house grey or common seals while they recuperate prior to release.
Updated 11/06/13 hp