Exotic Pets

Sergio Silvetti CertAVP(ZM) MRCVS DVM

Sergio was born in Novara, in the North West of Italy and qualified at the university of Milan in 1999. His passion for exotic animals started when he was very young, curious about the different species and their anatomy/biology.Sergio has volunteered  and worked in Zoos and Wild Animals Rescue Centres  in Italy and  Gran Canaria and Costa Rica. He moved to the UK in 2010 where he worked in 1st opinion and exotics referral  hospitals where he has worked with a extensive variety of Zoological collections. Sergio continued to develop his professional skills and in 2016 gained his CertAVP in ZooMed and in 2017 the RCVS Advanced Practitioner Status in Zoological Medicine. With his wealth of knowledge Sergio regularly hosts lectures at BVZS and ICARE events and has written the Orthopaedic chapter in the BSAVA manual of Poultry Medicine and Surgery (due to publication).

Sergio is also fluent in English, Spanish and Italian and his in spare time enjoys travel, reading a good book or going to the pub for a nice beer.


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.

For more information, or to discuss an appointment, please call us on:

Tel: 0121 429 2829

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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

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