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 both European and RCVS 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.

Tom treats all exotic and zoo species on a referral and first opinion basis.

Dr Tom Dutton

Dr Tom Dutton Vets Now Swindon

Clinical Lead Exotics
BVM&S CertAVP(ZooMed) DipECZM(avian) MRCVS
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine
EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Avian Medicine and Surgery

Tom graduated from Edinburgh University in 2011. After finishing his veterinary degree he completed a 1 year rotating internship, …..

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Dr Ashton Hollwarth

Exotic Veterinary Surgeon
BSc BVMS MRCVS – Exotic Veterinary Surgeon
Ashton graduated from Murdoch University in Western Australia in 2015 after working extensively with exotics while an undergraduate. She moved to the UK soon after …

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Dr Sara Jones

BVSc BSc (Hons) ECZM(Avian) Resident MRCVS
Sara studied veterinary science at the University of Liverpool and also did a year-long intercalated degree course in veterinary pathology at the Royal Veterinary …

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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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Stacey Vickery

Deputy Head Nurse – Avian and Exotics
RVN CGVNES APVN (Zoo Animal)
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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Kirstin Buckland

Kirstin qualified in 2017 after completing her training at an Exotics/Small Animal practice. She has since worked as a referral nurse, then joined Great Western Exotics in August 2019. Kirstin gained … Read more

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Adam Gregory

Head Nurse

Bsc(Hons) CertHE, DMZAA,RVN, DipVNZS

Adam has obtained experience globally as both a zoo keeper and veterinary nurse

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