Our Vets & Nurses
Mark holds the RCVS
Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in the field of
Zoological Medicine and has experience treating over 200 species
of birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and exotic mammals. In 2014
he was awarded the RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Zoological
Medicine Status. Kyle graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in
2006 with a BVSc in veterinary medicine and holds the
GPCert(ExAp). Kyle has been in the UK since 2011, before that he
spent time in Dubai and South Africa working in practices that
treated mainly exotic species.
Kyle are members of the British Veterinary Zoological Society
and pursue an active continuing education programme to keep up
to date with modern treatment developments and current best
They are supported by our team of keen and skilled exotics nurses
including Becca, Leeanne and Diana who all hold further exotic nursing qualifications.
At both Strensall and Stamford Bridge we have hospitalisation and
medical treatment facilities to assist in the road to recovery of
your animal. These include thermostatically controlled vivaria, nebulisation and dietary provision appropriate to the
species treated - all in a minimal stress environment.
Because exotic species often show non specific signs of illness,
other methods are often necessary to diagnose and treat them. At
Battle Flatts, we have facilities to perform x-rays , ultrasound
scans and we utilise small videoendoscopic cameras to view and
take samples from the internal organs of mammals, bird, reptiles
and even fish!
Anaesthesia & Surgery
Because of their small size and very different requirements to
dogs and cats, special equipment and expertise is required to
safely anaesthetise and perform surgery on exotics. With extensive
cross species experience, exotic nursing qualified staff, modern
equipment including Vetronic ventilators and two vets further
trained in exotic anaesthesia and surgery, we believe in the
quality of service that we provide.
X-ray of a parrot with
severe lung problems
that has had an emergency breathing tube
Removing retained follicles in an iguana
A large bladder stone removed from a small red foot tortoise
Ultrasound scan of the heart of a young snake