C. J. Hall Veterinary Practices LLP has a special interest in medicine and surgery of exotic animals, treating all species of bird; raptors, parrots and parrot-like, waterfowl, racing pigeons, game birds, domestic fowl and ratites. We also treat reptiles, amphibians, coldwater, tropical and marine fish, domestic as well as non-domestic animals.
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.
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.