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Meet Valeria

Valeria has just been appointed as a new vet at Chantry Vets’ surgery in Ossett, which recently underwent a huge refurbishment to improve the treatment of exotic pets, as well as other small animals.

It isn’t just cats and dogs that are brought through the doors of the surgery in Prospect Road, as reptiles, birds, and wildlife are also benefiting from the expertise of the resident vet.

Valeria has a GP Certificate in Exotic Pets, which includes rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters, as well as more unusual pets like parrots, snakes and bearded dragons.

The surgery has now undergone a refurbishment following £22,000 of investment. As well as a revamped consult room, Chantry Vets has created separate waiting rooms to segregate cats and exotics species from barking dogs and an improved reception area.

There has been additional investment in exotics equipment, including an incubator, a vivarium for snakes and reptiles, a terrarium and cages.

Valeria loves all species of exotics and is particularly interested in reptiles.

Treating exotics is a challenge as they have their own special needs, so it is particularly interesting. Valeria has great collaborations with bird and reptile charities, as well as treating all kinds of wildlife. But Valeria is also here for the cats and gods too.

Charities like Reptilia Reptile Rescue is Ossett bring patients into the surgery, while other veterinary practices that don’t have an exotics vets also refer clients to Valeria. Chantry Vets practice manager, Victoria Lee stated that the treatment of exotics is a specialist area and it needs specialist equipment.

There are lots of exotic species kept as pets in this area so there is a high demand and we take referral cases from other veterinary practices.

Chantry are delighted to welcome Valeria!