BVM&S CertAVP(ZooMed) DipECZM(avian) MRCVS
Tom graduated from Edinburgh University in 2011. After his degree, he completed a one-year rotating internship, working extensively with exotic species (mainly raptors and reptiles) before starting his residency in Avian Medicine at Great Western Exotics (GWE) in May 2012.
Tom gained his RCVS CertAVP (ZooMed) in 2014 and completed his Residency in Avian Medicine in 2015. He obtained his European diploma DipECZM (avian) and both European and RCVS specialist status in 2017.
Tom regularly provides lectures on all aspects of exotic medicine and care, nationally and internationally, to vets and vet nurses. He supervises the only UK-based European College of Zoological Medicine avian residency programme, helping to train the specialists of the future. Residents are qualified and experienced exotic animal vets, who take three years’ further training at GWE before becoming eligible to sit their specialist examinations.
Tom regularly publishes articles in the veterinary press and is conducting a number of research projects, with studies investigating ‘viral infections in falcons’ and ‘parrot cholesterol’ taking up most of his non-clinic time.
Tom treats all exotic and zoo species on a referral and first opinion basis.
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