A veterinary service dedicated to exotic pets
| 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
Get veterinary help for a poorly python, ailing axolotl or sick seahorse
- Run by veterinary surgeon with 20 years exotics veterinary experience
- (about me)
- 24-hour emergency cover, personally provided by me.
- Amphibians and invertebrates (and seahorses) special interest
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
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 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).
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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 is available, provided by me - answerphone message on main line gives current details.
Please see Opening hours for more detail, including normal consulting hours.
- 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
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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.
Texting (SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR URGENT MATTERS, and will certainly not reach me out of hours).
Messages via HerpVet social media pages (again should not be used for urgent correspondence)
Current News/service status
note that I have a couple of absences coming up - emergency cover is
always available (answerphone on normal number gives details of cover).
I will be unavailable on Sunday 20th Jan.
I will be away from Fri 25th Jan to Thursday 31st Jan (inclusive); normal service will resume from 8.30 am on Friday 1st Feb.
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