appreciate that I run this service single-handed, to provide a personal
and consistent level of care, and you will normally always see me.
This means that I can be very busy and I am on duty 24 hours a day (and pending successful cloning research, I can only be in one place at one time!). Please have some consideration for this. As a result:
I also now have a Twitter account (@Herpvet), facebook page and LinkedIn Page where I will post news and service updates as well as exotic animal info and links to interesting articles - please feel free to visit them, like/follow and/or leave any comments (on any of the sites).
General InformationMy veterinary service is run solely for birds & exotic animals (see note below) - I work full-time with these species and do not routinely see any others. I work from the premises of a small animal practice (Iffley Vets at 35 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EA) but my practice has its own dedicated hospitalisation facilities, allowing most animals to be hospitalised in suitable housing which can be individually adjusted to the conditions required by your pet. If you are looking for a dog or cat vet, my host practice Iffley vets (www.iffleyvets.com) deals with these animals.
I also have access to a wide range of diagnostic and surgical equipment required for these species and a very extensive library on veterinary care of birds and exotic animals, along with subscriptions to approriate journals and specialist email lists and forums.
I can provide a veterinary service for any bird/exotic animal collection, large or small. This can be on whatever basis is appropriate, including the following:
Veterinary Advice [Please note that due to legal/ethical restrictions I cannot comment on specific veterinary problems unless you are a client of mine, or at the request of your own veterinary surgeon]
Suitably long consultations to fully discuss the husbandry of the animal (normally 40 minutes for an initial consultation)
Routine Health checks - a yearly check-up with discussion of the husbandry is strongly recommended. This will also give me a chance to keep you up to date with any husbandry advances you may be unaware of. Note that I offer reduced prices on consultation and out of hours charges for regular clients!
Home visit service as required, for example for evaluation of husbandry set-ups - including assessment with ultraviolet light meters
Microchipping of animals
A wide range of diagnostic tests and treatments, both medical and surgical
In-patient or out patient
treatment, as appropriate - I have hospitalisation facilities for
Note on species treated
Normally I deal with:
I have a special interest in amphibian and invertebrate medicine, and offer reduced rate consultations for them as well as for seahorses and other small tropical fish! I also run a reduced rate scheme for regular clients, with money off consultations and my out of hours fees.
I will see injured wild animals if necessary, especially reptiles and amphibians (or even invertebrates or fish!). Injured wild animals brought in to the surgery during my normal hours will normally be dealt with at no charge, though donations to help with costs are welcome! As usual this will have to be by pre-arrangement (see below), although with wildlife it may be possible to arrange for it to be handed in to Iffley Vets. Note that uninjured wildlife should almost always be left alone (and in the case of some species, legally must be left undisturbed).
Some of my patients:
Caiman attacked by cagemate
Horned frog metabolic bone disease
Salamander with ascites (fluid)
|Hedgehog with injured leg from beer can plastic
||Doppler ultrasound of uromastyx (lizard) heart
||Tortoise with ear abscess removed under anaesthetic
|Male seahorse with gas in brood pouch
||Feather chewing cockatoo
||Treefrog with foot abscess
Current news/service statusPlease note you can email me to receive email updates on the service (email updates will only include HerpVet Services updates, which will include notifications if I am away or running any special hours, updates to the website or information pages, any special offers etc). Email addresses submitted will be kept with practice records but never voluntarily released to any other organisation, and will be removed from the list at any time by request.
I also now have a Twitter account (@Herpvet), facebook page and LinkedIn Page
where I will post news and service updates as well as exotic animal
info and links to interesting articles - please feel free to visit
them, like/follow and/or leave any comments (on any of the sites).
||Please read before yourt first consultation||Keeping exotic pets - some information sheets
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