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Exotics & Small Furries

Our Services for Exotic Pets & Small Furries

Our Vet Mario loves to treat birds and reptiles and Vet Amy B is pleased to welcome all species to her consulting room.

 

Some of our nurses also have special training in exotic animals. Our Head Nurse, Sarah is a trained exotics nurse, and Nurse Nicola has experience with lots of more exotic species, do ask to speak to them if you need advice on routine queries such as housing, feeding and general management of your exotic pet. Vet Amy B and Nicola, Vet Nurse, are both currently undertaking additional certificated studies and they would be happy to provide advice on stress-free and safe ways of transporting your exotic pets when they come to visit us.

 

We love to see:

Our Vet Mario loves to treat birds and reptiles and Vet Amy B is pleased to welcome all species to her consulting room.

 

Some of our nurses also have special training in exotic animals. Our Head Nurse, Sarah is a trained exotics nurse, and Nurse Nicola has experience with lots of more exotic species, do ask to speak to them if you need advice on routine queries such as housing, feeding and general management of your exotic pet. Vet Amy B and Nicola, Vet Nurse, are both currently undertaking additional certificated studies and they would be happy to provide advice on stress-free and safe ways of transporting your exotic pets when they come to visit us.

 

We love to see:

  • Rabbits
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Hamsters & Gerbils
  • Rats & Mice
  • Chinchillas
  • African Pygmy Hedgehogs
  • Chickens, Ducks & Geese
  • Parrots
  • Budgies & Parakeets
  • Snakes
  • Geckos & other reptiles
  • And many more species…

Regretfully, we do not have the facilities to treat horses or farm animals.

Our Care for your Exotic Pet

Husbandry and how we care for our exotics pets is key to keeping them healthy and it also gives our vets clues in working out why they might be unwell. To help us treat your pet and give the best advice we might ask you to fill in a pre-appointment questionnaire and ask you to bring a faecal sample with you. Give us a call and one of our friendly receptionists can book you in and explain more.

 

If your exotic pet is ill, you can also be assured of our high standard of care for all of our more unusual patients.

We have:

  • Quicker, safer anaesthetic gas – Sevoflurane
  • Special small instruments for our smallest patients
  • Specialised Rabbit and rodent dental equipment at all branches
  • Dedicated enclosures away from dog and cat kennels to keep stress at bay
  • Small superficial ultrasound probe perfect for scans on even the tiniest patient.

 

Did you know you can also get you beloved exotics pets insured as well? Many companies will cover Rabbits and a couple will cover the more unusual species.

Rabbit Clinics

We are a RWAF Silver awarded Practice and all of our Vets and several of our nurses love seeing your bunnies. We offer  a free Rabbit Nurse Clinic and if any problem areas are identified, the nurse will book you in for a veterinary surgeon to examine your rabbit.

Tortoises

Our Nurses, Sarah and Nicola are happy to see tortoises.

 

Pre-hibernation appointments include a weight check and general health check up. It is extremely important not to hibernate a tortoise if it underweight or is suffering from any health condition, therefore a check up is advised in August in order to make sure the tortoise is in a good condition to hibernate.

 

Post-hibernation checks enable us assess the weight of the tortoise when they wake up. We can advise the best way to re-hydrate your tortoise and get them eating as soon as possible, and deal with any conditions arising from hibernation.

 

Call us to arrange a tortoise check up.

Chickens

You can find us on www.chickenvet.co.uk as Vets Mario and James are confident in treating all backyard poultry.