"Most experienced reptile veterinarians agree that inadequate husbandry is the largest contributing factor in more than 90% of disease in captive reptiles" 

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO


Vetexotics veterinary consultants are veterinary surgeons with further qualifications in exotic animal medicine and surgery, a special interest and experience in reptile parasitology, and with publications in the field; but we are also reptile hobbyists, keepers and breeders.
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Reptile Basic Parasite Test (R-BPT)
Ideal for routine checks on healthy animals. 
Subjective parasite numbers and identification on microscopy.
1 x Basic Parasite Test: Direct Wet Mounts
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Reptile Parasite Test (R-PT)
Higher sensitivity and specificity. 
Centrifugation/Flotation/Sedimentation for parasite isolation. Objective numbers of pinworms.
1 x Basic Parasite Test + Centrifugation/Flotation/Sedimentation + Pinworm-Count (eggs per gram)
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Reptile Parasite Test (R-PT) + Individual-Crypto-Test (R-ICT)
1 x Parasite Test: Direct Wet Mount + Centrifugation/Flotation + Pinworm-Count (eggs per gram)
1 x Specialised Cryptosporidium staining + PCR testing for species differenciation if positive stain
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Avian Faecal Test (A-FT)
Parasitology and staining of avian faeces.
Direct Wet Mount + Centrifugation/Flotation + Staining (% gram -ve bacteria, Candida, Megabacteria)
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Small Mammal Parasite Test (SM-PT)
Parasitology of Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Chinchillas, Rats and other Rodents
Direct Wet Mount + Centrifugation/Flotation
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VEt APPOINTMENT

Consultations are able to be booked in Leicester, Sheffield, Hampshire, Suffolk and North Yorkshire.

 
 

 

 

 

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REPTILE PARASITOLOGY


Faecal Parasite screening and identification using direct wet smear, flotation techniques, sedimentation, individual and sequenced Cryptosporidium staining. Read More

 

REPTILE TAXONOMY


Up to date taxonomy of reptiles can be a minefield. New data is becoming available through genetics testing, therefore taxonomy classification is fluid. Read More

 

REPTILE VETERINARY CARE


The vast majority of health problems that we encounter could have been prevented through correct husbandry and screening tests. Read More