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Exotics service at Park Vets with Origin Vets.

Origin Vets deal exclusively with non-domestic species. Exotic pets, zoological collections, wildlife and fisheries.

It is run by Lance Jepson MA VetMB CBiol MSB MRCVS and Sophie Jenkins BVetMed MRCVS CertGPExAP, both of whom have a wide experience with a range of species - from invertebrates to megafauna.

In other words from rhinoceros beetles to rhinos - Origin Vets can deal with them all.

Origin Vets is based in (but not restricted to!) south Wales, visiting various practices between Cardiff and Haverfordwest.

Sophie will be running an exotics only clinic at Park Vets every Tuesday & Thursday. Consultations will normally be 10:00 am -12:30 pm.

Sophie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2008. She went on to follow her passion for exotic animals and gained a General Practitioner Certificate in Exotic Animal Practice in 2011. Her exotic vet work covers rabbits to rhinos, sugar gliders to skunks, chameleons to camels as well as African greys, owls and falconry birds. Sophie has a wide experience in most exotic animals.

Sophie offers first and second Veterinary opinion for reptiles, small mammals, birds and amphibians. She has over 15 years experience of keeping and breeding various reptiles including Bearded dragons, several species of chameleons and various geckos.

Please ring Park Vets on 02920 382211 to arrange an appointment. If Tuesdays and Thursdays are not suitable then please visit Origin Vets website for details on how make an appointment in another practice on a different day. Please note in the case of an emergency always contact your closest Origin vets partner practice.


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