Heanor – 01773 717 780 | Ripley – 01773 747801 | Ilkeston – 01159 309729 | Aspley – 01159 292552 | Wollaton – 01159 829730

Some species are not native to the UK and require specialist care

300x200Having an exotic pet is becoming more and more popular. However, it’s important to remember that the majority of lizards, snakes, spiders and birds aren’t native to the UK; they require specialist care to ensure that they are healthy and happy at all times.

At Ambivet we appreciate that all animals need to have first class care available to them, including the less usual ones. That is where our veterinary surgeon Yvette comes in.

If you have an exotic pet you are recommended to visit Yvette at our Ilkeston branch. As well as taking a strong personal interest in the health of exotic animals, Yvette is also often referred to by other veterinary practices.

Yvette has access to some of the most up-to-date technology and equipment available, and as a result is able to offer an extensive range of services and treatments.

exotic-animalIf you are considering an exotic animal you must make sure you are up-to-date with the rules set by The Animal Welfare Act. According to the law you must provide the following basic needs (freedoms) for your pet:

  • The freedom from hunger and thirst
  • The freedom from discomfort
  • The freedom to express natural behaviour
  • Freedom from fear and distress
  • Freedom from pain, injury and disease

If you would like any more information about the freedoms above, or to book an appointment for your pet (exotic or otherwise), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team.

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Surgery Phone Numbers:

Heanor – 01773 717 780
(All Heanor telephone calls are recorded)

Ripley – 01773 747801 / 01773 747802

Ilkeston – 01159 309729

Aspley – 01159 292552

Wollaton – 01159 829730

You can find your nearest Ambivet branch by clicking here or contact our 24 hour emergency line by calling 01773 717780.

We also offer exotic animal care at our Heanor branch.