A dedicated veterinary service for exotic pets
c/o Iffley Vets, 35 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EA
Tel: 07754 125302
Please call or send email for appointment
||Practice Information including directions
|HerpVet on Facebook
||HerpVet on Twitter
||HerpVet on LinkedIn
Welcome to HerpVet Services.
I'm Bruce Maclean, and I have over 20 years experience working as a dedicated exotic pet veterinary surgeon, and over 40 years experience keeping reptiles and amphibians. I personally provide a complete service, including 24-hour emergency cover, to give the best care and welfare for your pet. We will be able to fully discuss the husbandry of your pet - initial consultations 40 minutes - as well as any health issue, and your pet will - with a few occasional exceptions - always be seeing me.
Please call or email for an appointment, and/or follow the above links for more detailed information
about me, the service and hours, as well as information sheets on
specific topics and links to sites of interest.
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 wild animals if necessary, 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).
Your pet and the vet - Reducing stressAlthough I will always make every effort to minimise it, unfortnately a visit to the vets is likely to be stressful for your pet, both from the unfamiliar environment and the fact that a proper clinical examination of the animal, necessary for full assessment, will involve some degree of rude poking and prodding of him/her!
Please note you can email me
to receive email updates on the service (email updates will only
include HerpVet Services updates, which will include notifications if I
am away or running any special hours, updates to the website or information pages, any
special offers etc). Email addresses submitted will be kept with
practice records but never voluntarily released to any other
organisation, and will be removed from the list at any time by request.
I also now have a Twitter account (@Herpvet), facebook page and LinkedIn Page
where I will post news and service updates as well as exotic animal
info and links to interesting articles - please feel free to visit
them, like/follow and/or leave any comments (on any of the sites).
Please note that liking my page on facebook does not guarantee that you
will get everything I post there - I believe you have to keep
checking/interacting with the page ongoing to receive posts.
This site is undergoing ongoing construction
and modification. Feedback is welcome (email) - please note on your email if you wish to receive future updates.
Please note all images and text on this site are copyright Bruce Maclean and should not be reproduced without my permission. Downloadable information sheets may be used as indicated on the individual sheet/booklet
Thanks are due to Krista Salter
for help with the construction of this site.