Exotic Pets

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.


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:

Tel: 0121 429 2829

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We can answer referral queries and provide advice directly to other veterinary surgeons in the UK

We cannot comment by email on pets under treatment at other veterinary practices. If you are asking for this we cannot reply.

It is hard for us to make a diagnosis and comment on many cases unless we see your pet, we would ask that you make an appointment with us for this for us to advise you appropriately.

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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