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


Get veterinary help for a poorly python, ailing axolotl or sick seahorse

Patients - crocodile
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
patients - seahorseradiog
patient-plucking cockatoo
patients - tree frog with foot lumps
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:

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?

Please see Opening hours for more detail, including normal consulting hours.
Please also check below for current status/any absences

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How can I contact HerpVet Services?

tel24hTelephone 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 above) 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. The main line phone is switched off out of hours, so I will not hear/see messages, and I do not check work email/social media outside normal hours.

The following methods SHOULD NOT BE USED OUT-OF-HOURS, OR FOR URGENT MATTERS AT ANY TIME as they will not be seen immediately, and it is always possible that a specific email/text/message gets lost.

emailEmail (beavs@herpvet.co.uk)

Texting is only suitable for non-urgent updates; for appointments or other urgent matters please call.

Messages via HerpVet social media pages

calendar Current News/service status

Any vet absences, changes to hours etc will be posted here.

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