A Centre of Avian Veterinary Excellence
Great Western Exotics offers the only 24/7 avian veterinary service (in the South West and Central UK) headed by a European Specialist in Avian Medicine – Dr Thomas Dutton BVM&S CertAVP(ZM) DipECZM(avian) MRCVS.
Tom started his Avian Medicine career as a resident at Great Western Exotics. As well as working with a wide range of exotic animals, Tom has written and published a number of articles on avian, medicine and surgery, lecturing at national and international conferences on this subject in many parts of the world.
Working with Tom we have a dedicated team of three vets specifically trained to care for the everyday needs of raptors, parrots and all other birds.
Supporting our avian vets is our dedicated team of nursing staff, on hand to provide the intensive nursing care your pet or working bird requires. As a tier 3 RCVS accredited veterinary hospital, we provide ventilated, disease control avian hospital accommodation and have a vet and nurse on site 24 hours a day, and ensure that all inpatients have optimal around-the-clock care to include a clinical evaluation at least every 4 hours and more often if required.
Our Avian Services
At our Swindon Hospital we offer the following:
- a 24/7 avian veterinary referral service
- a first-opinion consultation service for registered bird owners
- an emergency service for veterinary colleagues and pet owners alike
Other avian services include:
- Routine health exams
- Disease screening and health testing
- Avian behaviour consultations
- DNA & surgical sexing
- Faecal sampling
We have access to full diagnostic services including:
- Magnetic esonance imaging (MRI) and CT scanning
- Radiography (x-rays)
and a comprehensive in-house laboratory to assist in making a rapid and specific diagnosis, so as to optimise prognosis.