Team

Tom leads the team at Great Western Exotics, part of Vets Now Referrals. Tom graduated from Edinburgh University in 2011.

After finishing his veterinary degree he completed a one year rotating internship and worked extensively with exotic species (raptors and reptiles in particular), before starting his Residency in Avian Medicine at Great Western Exotics (GWE) in May 2012.In January 2014 Tom successfully gained his RCVS CertAVP (ZooMed) and completed his Residency in Avian Medicine in 2015. He obtained his european diploma DipECZM(avian) and european specialist status in 2017.

Tom regularly provides lectures Internationally on all aspects of exotic animal medicine and care to both veterinarians and 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 further training at Great Western Exotics over a period of three years, before becoming eligible to sit their Specialist examinations.

Tom has articles regularly published in the veterinary press and is conducting a number of research projects, with studies investigating ‘viral infections in falcons’ and ‘parrot cholesterol’ taking up the majority of his time away from clinics.

Dr Tom Dutton

Dr Tom Dutton Vets Now Swindon

Residency Trained Referral Clinician – Avian and Exotic Medicine
BVM&S CertAVP(ZooMed) MRCVS
Tom graduated from Edinburgh University in 2011. After finishing his veterinary degree he completed a 1 year rotating internship, …..

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Dr Daniel Calvo Carrasco

Dr Daniel Calvo Carrasco - Vets Now

Residency Trained Referral Clinician & RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine – Avian and Exotic Medicine
LV CertAVP(ZooMed) MRCVS
Originally from Barcelona, Dan has always been really passionate about exotic pet and wildlife medicine. He moved …

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Dr Fiona Froehlich

Dr Fiona Froehlich Vets Now

Referral Clinician & Resident – Avian and Exotic Medicine
Mag med vet GPCert(ExAP) Resident ECZM(avian) MRCVS

Fiona is from the city of Vienna in Austria, where she graduated from university in 2010. During her studies she specialised in conservation medicine and completed courses in exotic and zoo animal medicine…

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Dr Tariq Abou-Zahr

Dr Tariq Abou-Zahr, Vets Now

Vet & Resident – Avian and Exotic Medicine
BVSc Resident ECZM(avian) MRCVS
Tariq with snakeTariq started his Internship at Great Western Exotics in February 2015, having always wanted to be an avian/exotics vet and graduating from the University of Bristol in 2014. His special interests are in birds and reptiles …

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Stacey Vickery

Deputy Head Nurse – Avian and Exotics
C&GCertVNES RVN
Stacey joined our Swindon nursing team in May 2014 and works with both small animal and exotic patients. She studied for her RVN qualification on day release through a combination of Filton College in Bristol and Abbeydale Vetlink and qualified in 2012…

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David Stokes

Avian and Exotic Nurse
BSc(Hons) C&GCertVNES RVN
David started in the Veterinary world as a 16 year old gaining work experience before heading off to University and graduating with BSc (Hons) in Zoology with Marine Zoology in 2005…

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Karen Homer-Forbes

Avian and Exotic Nurse
C&GVNES RVN
Karen always had a passion for veterinary nursing and started volunteering in veterinary practice when she was 15 years old. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1990 from Rodbaston, Penkridge, and has worked internationally in a wide variety of practices, …

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