Exotic and wildlife medicine and surgery is an expanding area of the practice.We treat large numbers of exotic animals at the practice
including snakes, tortoises, lizards, parrots, alpacas, llamas, camels and seals. We have also treated and helped with the reflotation
of several stranded dolphins and whales.
We encourage annual health checks for reptiles and birds, where we can assess their
general health, weigh them and address any possible environmental, feeding or health problems - taking blood samples if necessary.
We use isoflurane anaesthesia and have good surgical facilities for undertaking operations such as removing eggs from egg bound tortoises
or other reptiles. We can microchip tortoises and parrots at the practice.
We have clients who keep alpacas, llamas and bactrian
camels. Apart from just treating the sick animals when the need arises, we can also undertake annual health checks and give advice
on vaccination, worming and conduct examinations for insurance purposes.
Paul Riley does most of the Veterinary work at the
National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek.The Sanctuary rescues ill or injured stranded seal pups in the autumn and releases them in the spring
when they are healthy and of a suitable release weight. Routine veterinary visits to the seal sanctuary are undertaken through the
season and if seal pups need to have x-rays or general anaesthetics, we will carry these out back at our practice. Every year we do
general anaesthetics on a number of pups, to carry out surgical procedures such as removing infected digits, dental extractions, repairing
fractures and operating on ulcerated corneas.
The Veterinary Centre
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