Millcroft Vets: Experienced care for the exotics pets of Cumbria

We have a long and successful history of treating exotic pets, not just in our communities but from referrals from across Cumbria. 

Exotics can refer to any pets or other animals from rabbits and guinea pigs through to birds, reptiles and amphibians.

Our exotics team is led by Dr Vicki Temple, the only vet in Cumbria to hold the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice in Zoological medicine (CertAVP(ZM)) – which requires a further five years of study solely in exotics animals.

She is 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.

As well as this, all of our vets are trained in treating exotics in an emergency, and our team of veterinary nurses are experienced in the field, led by Nichola Rae, who holds a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species. 

Give us a call at our Workington practice on 01900 66666 if you need to see Vicki and her team.

If you have arranged an appointment you can help us to provide the best treatment for your pet by completing our exotic history form in advance of your appointment.

Useful contacts

Local clubs and organisations

Solway Parrot and Foreign Bird Club – a local group of bird owners with local monthly meetings and twice yearly bird show

Exotic animal charities and associations

British Divers Marine Life Rescue – get involved and help the local seals, dolphins and more
Rabbit Welfare Association – for great advice on how to keep your rabbit happy and healthy
The Tortoise Trust – for fantastic advice on all tortoises and turtles
Association of Avian Veterinarians – this site has some really useful information on caring for your bird and keeping them happy and healthy
RSPCA – this page has some helpful tips on looking after your pet reptile, as well as care sheets for some of the more commonly kept species