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Exotics

We are geared up and happy to look after any exotic pet

Exotics

We are geared up and happy to look after any exotic pet

We are geared up and happy to look after any exotic pet, accepting both first opinion consultations and referrals from other veterinary practices.

The department is led by Veterinary Surgeon and Clinical Director, Sheryl Calway, who holds her GP Certificate in Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery (GpCert ExAP) and who is also a registered poultry vet.

Species routinely examined include: -

  • ​Birds – companion, aviary and pet poultry
  • Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Mammals – rabbits, rodents, ferrets, marsupials and others
  • ​Invertebrates – spiders, snails and insects
  • Fish

Wildlife

Is also accepted during routine opening hours.

Treatment or surgery, where appropriate, is carried out on-site. Patients unsuitable for early release are transported to the RSPCA’s wildlife rehabilitation centre.

Birds

From the smallest finch to the magnificent Macaw, we provide in-depth health checks, investigations and treatments.

Early referral is important to ensure best outcome in many cases. In addition, longer appointments can be arranged to tackle more chronic and complicated problems.

As captive environment so often plays a part in health and disease progression, appointments can be arranged to discuss husbandry, including provision of suitable nutrition, supplementation and UV light.

With poultry becoming more and more popularly kept as pets, we are happy to offer comprehensive advice, medicine or surgery tailored to their needs.

We routinely provide:

  • ​Post-purchase examinations and annual health checks, including husbandry reviews
  • ​Microchipping
  • ​Blood and faecal analyses using both in-house and external laboratories to allow rapid diagnosing and prognosis optimisation
  • ​Behaviour and feather plucking advice and treatment
  • ​Full surgical and medical management, including radiography, ultrasound or endoscopy as required
  • ​Hospitalisation facilities including intensive care and nebulisation

Reptiles and Amphibians

Appointments are offered to advise on how best to provide appropriate husbandry and nutrition for whichever species you are keeping.
Our dedicated reptile ward provides a wide variety of vivariums to enable hospitalisation of any species

We provide:

  • ​Routine health checks and post-purchase examinations
  • ​Microchipping
  • ​Pre- and Post-hibernations checks
  • Soft tissue, orthopaedic and shell repair surgeries
  • ​Blood and faecal analyses, using both in-house and external laboratories to allow rapid diagnosing and prognosis optimisation
  • ​Full surgical and medical management, including radiography, ultrasound or endoscopy as required

Mammals

We love the variety of small mammals we get to meet here at Oakmount!

Our staff are passionate about ensuring we stay up-to-date with best practice advice on providing suitable captive environments for commonly kept mammals.
Whether our patient is a rabbit, rodent, marsupial or mustelid, our dedicated ‘prey’ and ‘predator’ wards ensure stress minimisation while hospitalised with us and round the clock care is provided by our highly skilled nursing team.

Our services include:

 

  • ​Routine neutering and microchipping
  • ​Soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries
  • ​Annual health checks, preventative healthcare and vaccinations
  • ​Dentistry including oral surgery, tooth extractions and abscess management
  • ​Diagnostics involving radiography, ultrasound or endoscopy where necessary
  • ​Full medical work-ups making use of both in-house and external laboratories to allow rapid diagnosing and prognosis optimisation
  • ​Ferret reproductive management including vasectomies, ‘Suprelorin’ hormone implants, medical and surgical treatments
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