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nedajaffa

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James Brooks: Active Vetcare Tilehurst, CCT trained and an excellent surgeon, CCT refer people to him so they don't have to drive to Cambridge
Jenny Towers: as above, loves guineas and like James can do teeth and x-rays without anaesthetic. People travel long distances to see these two.
Hi all, does anyone know if this is still the case or have they moved practice at all over the years?
 

Piggy mum

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Can I have the practice address there appears to be four? Do they work at all all do you know! If not which one? Thanks :)
Sorry for the late response! I think the vets rotate between all the addresses, but the one I use is Tommy Flowers Drive, kesgrave, Suffolk, IP5 2BZ
 

bex's gpigs

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I would like to recommend vet Ama at Orwell Veterinary Group in the Ipswich area, Suffolk. She has a particular interest in exotics and has done a lot of research into guinea pigs since I have brought mine to her. Always does her upmost of them and I trust her entirely with them.
I would also like to second this. AMAZING vet! Expensive but incredible. Very knowledgable. Came in on her day off to operate on Elon whilst being a full time mum! I think she’s an absolute angel and refreshing to see a vet care about guineapigs welfare as my previous vet had no knowledge and said £600 was too much for a guineapig and it was easier to buy a new one. 5 star service too from vets to receptionists.
 

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I would also like to second this. AMAZING vet! Expensive but incredible. Very knowledgable. Came in on her day off to operate on Elon whilst being a full time mum! I think she’s an absolute angel and refreshing to see a vet care about guineapigs welfare as my previous vet had no knowledge and said £600 was too much for a guineapig and it was easier to buy a new one. 5 star service too from vets to receptionists.
@sport_billy
 

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Who can recommend to me the best service among those in the list on this site?
 

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Who can recommend to me the best service among those in the list on this site?
@ripleyvet if you wish to be added as a veterinary practice to our list of recommended vets you will need to be recommended by other members of this forum. You cannot simply add a link to your site and expect to be added.
 

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Hi can I recommend the awesome vets we use @sport_billy

Vets4pets rotherham Parkgate
Inside Pets at Home
Parkgate Shopping Centre
Parkgate
Rotherham
S60 1TG
Tel: Telephone:01709 780174

Nicola is the exotics vet she's good with both consults and surgery Scott is good with surgery but I don't think he does consults, to be honest everyone there has been brilliant with the piggies (even the locums) Ive had 3 piggie operations done in the past few months there and another lined up!
 

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Hi can I recommend the awesome vets we use @sport_billy

Vets4pets rotherham Parkgate
Inside Pets at Home
Parkgate Shopping Centre
Parkgate
Rotherham
S60 1TG
Tel: Telephone:01709 780174

Nicola is the exotics vet she's good with both consults and surgery Scott is good with surgery but I don't think he does consults, to be honest everyone there has been brilliant with the piggies (even the locums) Ive had 3 piggie operations done in the past few months there and another lined up!
All added and thanks for such great details! Makes it nice and easy for me to add them. You are a star!

Sending healing vibes to your little one on their forthcoming op x
 

ntg

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I couldn't see them while looking through but the R(D)SVS Hospital for Small Animals in Midlothian is fantastic for exotics in general. All the vets are capable and know their stuff, but I have the most experience with Bronwyn, Emma, and Jenna.

My experience of them is with chinchillas and degus, but I've seen plenty of pigs while waiting in reception. They've done all sorts for me in the past from biopsies, fine needle aspiration on a degu tumour without using anaesthetic, tumour removal, dental work, and CT scans. You will have vet students attending the appointments who do sometimes run them depending on where they're at in their education but there will always be one of the fully qualified vets there. They also run an emergency service.

They are on the slightly pricier side at about £30 for consultation, but staff and students of the University of Edinburgh get 10% discount if you show your university ID on payment.

Dick Vet Rabbit and Exotic Practice

Hospital for Small Animals
Easter Bush Campus
Midlothian
EH25 9RG

Contact details/opening times
Tel: 0131 650 7650 9am-5pm Mon-Fri
Tel: 0131 650 7883 at all other times
 

stef.trg

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We had our two boys neutered at Birchwood Veterinary Practice in Gate Helmsley just outside York. It‘s a fairly small, family run vet practice and Mike is absolutely brilliant! Although not an exotic specialist, he‘s had guinea pigs himself in the past and is very knowledgeable about their treatment and care. He‘s generally very interested in small animals - from mouse to rabbit - and has a great wealth of knowledge.

He made sure the boys were the first ones on the operating table on Wednesday morning to provide them with all the necessary care and attention they need. They had their own nurse for the day who kept a constant eye on them making sure they were bright & alert, eating and pooping. Mike also gave me a ring first thing the in morning after the surgery to check their appetite and poops were fine and we went for our 2 day post op check up today. We have the last check up in 2 weeks time to make sure there are no infections etc.

I also had a chat with him about bonding and how long we should wait before putting the boars with the sows (in separate pairs, of course) - I have to admit, that this was a little bit of a test for Mike and he passed with flying colours. His answers were perfectly in line with all the advice on here. I couldn’t be happier with the treatment we have received and we‘ll definitely be back with any future issues 🥰

Almost forgot, he‘s perfectly affordable and it‘s not a ‚you get what you pay‘ situation at all. We paid £150 for the surgeries, the post op check up and the meds (Metacam, some probiotics and recovery food).
 
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