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Exotics

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Exotics have very specific management and nutritional needs. Incorrect management and diet can result in a variety of health problems and even death. The requirements of each exotic species vary greatly, so if you would like advice, we have a special exotics department that will be able to provide you with the information required. See below for further information on caring for your exotic pet.

Our exotics department is run by Chris Artingstall, BVSc, MRCVS who was veterinary officer for Bristol Zoo for many years. During his career, Chris has amassed a wealth of experience with all exotic species, including llamas, alpacas, primates, birds and reptiles as well as our increasingly popular small furry patients (rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets). Chris is helped by Tim Knott who has a particular interest in fish disease and also ophthalmology in all species.

Services available within our exotics department include:

  • Endoscopy for disease diagnosis and surgical sexing
  • Reptile medicine and surgery
  • Avian medicine and surgery
  • Exotic mammal medicine and surgery
  • 24-hour hospitalisation
  • Microsurgery
  • Electrocautery
  • Ultrasound
  • Radiography
  • Fully equipped lab with dedicated laboratory staff
  • Advanced anaesthesia facilities, including blood pressure monitoring, pulse oximetry and electrocardiography

Insurance

With advances in veterinary medicine, it is advisable to get your exotic pet insured. This will give you peace of mind, should your pet need veterinary attention. We recommend a company called Exotics Direct, who offer a range of policies for your exotic pet, to meet your individual requirements.

Practice information

Bradley Stoke

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  • Mon
    24hr, Appointment: 9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Tue
    24hr, Appointment: 9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Wed
    24hr, Appointment: 9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Thu
    24hr, Appointment: 9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Fri
    24hr, Appointment: 9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Sat
    24hr, Appointment: 9:00am - 12:30pm
  • Sun
    24hr, Appointment: None Available

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The Rowe Veterinary Hospital, Bradley House, Ferndene, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 9DT For the Ophthalmology referral department and queries on eye cases, please ring 01454 521000 and press 1 for eye department
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Filton

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  • Mon
    9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Tue
    9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Wed
    9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Thu
    9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Fri
    9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Sat
    Closed
  • Sun
    Closed

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Filton Surgery, 1-2 Cabot Court, 29 Gloucester Road, North Filton, Bristol, BS7 0SH
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Thornbury

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  • Mon
    9:00am - 11:00am; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Tue
    9:00am - 11:00am; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Wed
    9:00am - 11:00am; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Thu
    9:00am - 11:00am; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Fri
    9:00am - 11:00am; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 10:00am
  • Sun
    Closed

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Thornbury Veterinary Surgery, 3 Pullins Green, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 2AX
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Wotton-Under-Edge

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  • Mon
    9:00am - 10:30am; 2:10pm - 3:10pm; 4:20pm - 6:30pm
  • Tue
    9:00am - 10:30am; 2:10pm - 3:10pm; 4:20pm - 6:30pm
  • Wed
    9:00am - 10:30am; 2:10pm - 3:10pm; 4:20pm - 6:30pm
  • Thu
    9:00am - 10:30am; 2:10pm - 3:10pm; 4:20pm - 6:30pm
  • Fri
    9:00am - 10:30am; 2:10pm - 3:10pm; 4:20pm - 6:30pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 12:30pm
  • Sun
    Closed

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Wotton-under-Edge Veterinary Surgery & MRI Referral Centre, Bradley Green, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 7PP
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Yate

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    8:00am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:45pm
  • Tue
    8:00am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:45pm
  • Wed
    8:00am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:45pm
  • Thu
    8:00am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:45pm
  • Fri
    8:00am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 6:45pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 12:30pm
  • Sun
    Closed

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Yate Veterinary Surgery, 9 Station Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5HT
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