Millcroft Veterinary Group has a long and successful history of treating ‘exotic’ pets. We receive clients not only from the surrounding area but also referrals from throughout Cumbria. Vet Vicki Temple is the only vet in Cumbria to hold the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice in Zoological medicine (CertAVP(ZM)). This required a further five years of study solely in exotic animals. She is also a keen member of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, The British Veterinary Zoological Society and the European Association of Avian Veterinarians which keep her up to date with the very latest findings and developments in the field of exotic and avian veterinary science.
Vicki says: “I love my work with exotic animals and really enjoy the challenge of examining and treating the more unusual pets”
Vicki is joined by vet Rachael Wallis:
Rachael graduated from Bristol in 2008. During her time at university she developed a real interest in exotic animal work. She spent several placements with exotic specialists during her final years getting valuable hands on experience in all aspects of their husbandry, medicine and surgery. She enjoys the chance to work alongside Vicki and is happy to see cases when Vicki is unavailable.
Rachael has kept most small mammal species as pets over the years, and has a special interest in guinea pigs. She has a small stud at home, travels all over the country showing her Black Tans and is secretary of the National Fox and Tan Cavy Club
Please note that all of our vets are trained in treating exotics in an emergency.
Our team of Veterinary Nurses is also used to caring for exotic pets both while they are hospitalised and during anaesthesia and surgery. This team is lead by Nichola Rae RVN who is currently studying for her City and Guilds Certificate in Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species.
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