Great Western Exotics is a tier 3 RCVS accredited avian and exotic animal referral hospital located in Swindon. They offer 24/7 emergency care for veterinary professionals as well as routine first-opinion consultations for pet owners 7 days a week. Their team employees several full-time staffed specialists and is headed by a European and RCVS recognized Specialist in Avian Medicine.
Dr. Neil leads the team at Great Western Exotics, part of Vets Now Referrals. Neil graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1983 with a 1st Class Honours degree. He gained his RCVS Specialist status in 1992 and his FRCVS by examination in Exotic Bird Medicine in 1996. He gained his European Diploma (European Recognised Specialist) in 1997. Neil directs and supervises the only ECZM approved residency program in Avian Medicine in the UK and one of only two ECZM approved ‘exotics’ residencies in the UK. Residents are qualified and experienced exotic animal vets, who take further training at Great Western Exotics over a period of three years, before becoming eligible to sit their Specialist examinations. Neil has received the following awards: MSD AgVet Trophy and Award, Centenary Award, Mackellar Award, BSAVA Melton Award, BVA William Hunting Award and Lafeber Avian Practitioner Award and the Gerlach Senior Award.