| HerpVet Services, (inside) Iffley Vets, 35 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EA.
Tel: 07754 125302 Email: email@example.com *
|Dr. Bruce Maclean
BSc (VetSci), BVM&S, MRCVS
Looking for veterinary help with a poorly python, ailing axolotl or sick seahorse?
About me About the practice Opening hours How to get here Fees Please read before your first consultation Emergencies
- HerpVet Services is a veterinary service exclusively devoted to exotic pets
- Run by very caring veterinary surgeon with 20 years exotics veterinary experience
- 40 minute initial consultations
- 24-hour emergency cover
- Consultations at Iffley Vets in Oxford, visits possible by arrangement
- Amphibians and invertebrates (and seahorses) special interest
- Reduced consult fees for amphibians, small fish and invertebrates
What animals are treated?
My practice is dedicated to exotic pets - I do not routinely treat cats and dogs. Normally I deal with:
- birds (mainly psittacines
- parrots, macaws, budgies, cockatiels, also chickens, ducks, geese,
- reptiles (if you have a tortoise, terrapin,
turtle, snake, lizard, crocodile, alligator or caiman)
- amphibians (if you have a frog, toad, newt, salamander or caecilian)
- fish (mainly koi & goldfish, but
also any freshwater or marine species - I have a particular interest in seahorses, keeping several species myself)
- invertebrates (if you have a tarantula, scorpion, snail, millipede, mantis, stick insect or other pet species).
- exotic pet mammals (I am also happy to see the more exotic pet mammals (pygmy hedgehogs, tenrecs, ferrets etc)).
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 or ill wild animals if necessary (no consultation charge during normal hours),
especially reptiles and amphibians (or even invertebrates or fish!), but note that
uninjured wildlife should almost always be left alone (and in
the case of some species, legally must be left undisturbed).
How can I contact HerpVet Services?
Telephone me 07754 125302 - this is generally best, and the only method acceptable for urgent cases as I may not access other communications for some time.
The best time to call is usually between 8.30 am and 9.30 am.
Out of hours (see below) the answerphone will be active and give an emergency number for use in clinically urgent cases. Outside normal hours, telephoning the emergency line is the ONLY way to reliably reach me.
Email (firstname.lastname@example.org)* (see personal data note below)Texting SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR URGENT MATTERS, and will certainly not reach me out of hours.
I cannot accept picture messages on phone (email may be used to send pictures/video)
You can get news and service updates as well as exotic animal pictures and info on HerpVet social media pages:
Facebook (Facebook page)
Twitter (Twitter account)
LinkedIn (LinkedIn Page)
What are the opening hours?
ALL appointments, collection of prescriptions etc are strictly by arrangement only - I am not necessarily at the surgery at any particular time.
24 hour emergency cover available, provided by me - answerphone message on main line gives current details.
- Weekday regular (phone) hours: 8.30
am - 6 pm
- Saturday regular (phone) hours: 8.30 am - 1 pm
6 pm - 8.30 am, Saturday 1 pm - 6 pm, Sunday & bank holidays: No
routine phone calls/messages accepted, emergencies-only service
Current News/service status
Any special hours, absences etc will be posted here.
Normal service is in operation.
* Personal Data (privacy) statement
Please read the full privacy statement here, but specifically for enquiries/correspondence please note the following.
I am required by law to keep adequate clinical records, including of
any advice given out. This involves being able to identify an
animal/query with an owner, which involves some personal data.
Therefore please note that I will keep a copy of any email, written or text correspondence to HerpVet Services (including any personal
information you provide, either in letter/email/text body or headers or signature) securely
in the practice records and/or email system; your agreement to this is required for correspondence to be entered into. Such data will only
be used for communicating with you, and will never be given out.
You may voluntarily register your email address to be used
by HerpVet Services for reminding you of vaccination/regular health
checks or to update you on any practice developments or service status
changes. In this case please specify that you give consent
for your email address to be used "for my animals and/or HerpVet practice
updates". Again, this will be purely used for HerpVet practice purposes, and you may request to be taken off this list at any time.
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