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Veterinary Surgeon

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Matthew Fiddes BVSc DZooMed MRCVS - RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. Matthew graduated with distinction from Bristol University in 2004 and worked at a small animal / exotics referral centre in Hampshire before joining CJ Hall Vets in 2007. Matthew gained the RCVS Certificate in Zoological Medicine in 2009 and the RCVS Diploma in Zoological Medicine in 2013. In 2015 he was awarded RCVS Specialist Status in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. This is the highest level of UK veterinary qualification and he is one of only above 30 vets in the UK to hold this specialist status (out of approximately 25,000 UK vets). Matthew is the only exotic pet specialist vet in full-time private practice in London and the South East. This includes pets that people are often suprised vets call 'exotic' from rabbits and rodents through to birds, reptiles and fish. He took over the running of the surgery in 2011 where his passion is providing quality care to patients and clients alike. Day-to-day he sees the familiar faces of local cats and dogs to all manner of exotic pets that travel from across London & beyond. His published work includes peer reviewed papers in Companion Animal, research on the Poultry Red Mite and contributions to Parrots Magazine. He is the co-author of 'Anaesthesia of Exotic Pets' published in 2008. Matthew lectures undergraduate students and vet nurses on exotic animal topics - most recently on parrot behaviour and reptile husbandry. He is a member of the British Veterinary Zoological Society and the Association of Avian Veterinarians. He is a member of the ICARE 2019 organising committee, Europe's largest exotic animal veterinary conference.

 

Veterinary Surgeon

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Allan Muir BVMS MRCVS graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh. Following graduation Allan worked at a busy companion animal practice in the West Midlands. Here he dealt with a large caseload of dogs and cats, as well as rabbits, small mammals, reptiles and other exotic pets. Allan joined CJ Hall Vets in May 2014 to further his passion for exotic animal medicine, with a special interest in rabbit and avian medicine and surgery. He is studying towards the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Zoological Medicine). Outside of work he can be found birdwatching, walking his terrier Midge, enjoying Middle Eastern food or going to the theatre.

 

Nurse

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Kimberley Allen joined CJ Hall Vets in 2002 whilst she was studying Zoology BSc (Hons) at Royal Holloway University of London as a weekend assistant, and subsequently became full time after she gained her degree. She became Nursing Manager in 2008, and is in charge of the nursing team, as well as being the self appointed IT department for the surgery. Her particular interest lies in birds, with crows being her favourite animal. Kim has a grumpy leopard gecko named Emo, keeps tropical fish and shrimps, and longs for a garden so she can one day own a dog. When not at the surgery, Kim's hobbies include going to music gigs and festivals, collecting vinyl and playing video games.

 

Nurse

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Louise Burke studied at Sparsholt College where she completed a National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Animal Management. Shortly after college she got a zoo keeper job at Woburn Safari Park and at Colchester Zoo. In both jobs she had the chance to work with a wide variety of mammals and reptiles, from the cheeky meerkats to giant tortoises that chased her around the enclosure. Louise joined C J Hall Vets in 2008. She loves working with all the different reptiles, and has acquired 2 tortoises, George and Gilbert who were abandoned at the surgery. In her spare time Louise loves to travel, especially around the Cornwall Coast and the Lake district and has recently travelled to Japan.

 
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