HerpVet Services, (inside) Iffley Vets, 35 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EA.
                  Tel: 07754 125302    Email: beavs@herpvet.co.uk *
Dr. Bruce Maclean
BSc (VetSci), BVM&S, MRCVS
Veterinary surgeon/veterinarian


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

What animals are treated?

My practice is dedicated to exotic pets - I do not routinely treat cats and dogs. 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 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 (beavs@herpvet.co.uk)* (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?

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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