We offer an in house and referral Exotic Service from our Ossett surgery provided by Dr Valeria Vastano MRCVS GPCert (ExAP). Val has a keen interest in all exotic species and is experienced in their care, treatment and husbandry.

We offer a range of surgical procedures for exotic pets including dentistry and neutering.

Additional support for Exotic Surgical cases is provided by Surgical Director Dr Lisa Flood MVB GPCertSAS PgCertSAS GPCertDII MRCVS from our Alverthorpe Hospital.

Our Exotics nurse Michelle Northrop-Walker RVN CertVNES SQP-C is more than happy to provide tailored advice regarding the care and wellbeing of your exotic pet.

Val is a Post Graduate Certificate holder in exotic animal practice and Michelle has a certificate in the nursing of exotic species.

Our Ossett surgery is open Monday – Friday with support outside these working hours provided by our Alverthorpe Hospital. Patients requiring admission to the Hospital will be cared for by the Alverthorpe team.


Valeria Vastano

Michelle Northrop-Walker

An imafe of a swan with Nurse Megan Everett and Vet Lisa Flood

Lisa Flood and Senior Nurse Megan Everett with a swan post fracture repair.