Marie Kubiak, Toby Trimble works and Kathryn Tovey work at our Edgbaston branch and have expert knowledge of more unusual and exotic animals.
Marie Kubiak graduated from Bristol University following placements within zoos, exotic animal practice and an elective placement at Great Western Exotic Vets. She spent two years as a first opinion exotics vet in Kent, before returning to GWEV as a resident of the European College of Zoological Medicine. Here she received three years of training to a very high standard in all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery with particular focus on exotic animal species. She also saw both first opinion and referral exotic cases throughout this period. She has completed the RCVS certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice with distinction in both the Avian and Reptile examinations and a credit in small pet mammals. She is now studying for the European Diploma in Avian Medicine and Surgery. Marie has also received intensive training in poultry health with the Institute of Animal Health and regularly writes on poultry health for Smallholder magazine. She contributes to veterinary journals on exotic animal topics and is involved in various research projects investigating aspects health in avian and reptile groups.
Although Marie does treat the more conventional animals such as cats and dogs, she has particular interest in reptile medicine and surgery and has kept a variety of reptiles from tiny dwarf geckos to various large boa and monitor species but has down-sized following her move to Birmingham and currently has only a colony of sheltopusiks.
Toby Trimble BVM BVS (Hons) BVMedSci (Hons) MRCVS
Toby graduated from the University of Nottingham with honours and has dedicated much of his time to gaining extensive experience in exotic animal medicine at facilities around the world. He undertook a summer internship at Loro Parque in Tenerife. He also spent time studying parrot behaviour at the Medical Center for Birds in California. Before Toby became a vet he worked as a falconer and at a parrot breeding centre, he is also a keen falconer and aviculturist.
Kathryn Tovey BVSc MRCVS
Kathryn graduated from University of Liverpool in 2004. Kathryn worked at Scarsdale Veterinary Group for several years and developed her interest in exotic species there. Her interest in exotic species has been fueled by extensive travelling encompassing contact with animals and culture in the more unusual and hidden away parts of the world.
Usually a pre-consultation history form should be filled in prior to your appointment. Details of this will be discussed at the time of booking.
We accept referrals from other veterinary surgeons for exotic pets, this includes the following animals:
Small Psittacines (Budgies,Cockatiels), Large Psittacines (Parakeets and Parrots), Poultry, Raptors, Owls, Game birds, Passerines, Softbills, Waterfowl, Racing pigeons, Ratites, Penguins
Lizards (Monitors, Dragons, Geckos, Chameleons, Iguanas, Gila Monsters), Snakes (Boas, Pythons, Colubrids), Chelonia (Tortoises, Terrapins, Turtles), Crocodilia (Caiman, Crocodiles)
Frogs, Toads, Salamanders, Axolotls
Mice, Rats, Hamsters, Chinchillas, Guinea pigs, Degus, Chipmunks, Ground Squirrels, Gerbils
Rabbits, Ferrets, Primates (Marmosets, Capuchins, Lemurs, Baboons, Slow Loris), Otters, Raccoons, Nutria, Wallabies, African pygmy Hedgehogs, Sugar gliders, Two-toed sloths, Big cats (Lions, Cheetahs, Tigers, Leopards), Wolves, Foxes
Marine and freshwater tank fish, Carp, Seahorses
Tarantulas, Scorpions, Millipedes, African Land Snails
The Edgbaston site is situated in a very prominent and prestigious position on the main A456 coming out of Birmingham. There is a large dedicated free car park. It is currently undergoing complete refurbishment from nose to tail and will shortly include the latest exotic pet facilities with an exotics only ward along with a separate raptor ward. Of course, the new site will also encompass the usual exceptional standards of general small animal facilities. The surgery is open as usual whilst the improvements take place.
For more information, or to discuss an appointment, please call us on:
Exotix Referal Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are fortunate at Manor Vets to have an amazing team of committed, talented and enthusiastic staff.