Exotics, Birds and Reptiles

At our Cleobury Mortimer surgery

Dr Nikoletta Jackson-Oppe DrMedVet CertAVP(ZM) MRCVS started working with Severn Edge in December 2018 as our avian and exotic vet. She graduated in Budapest in 2005 and she has been working with exotic animals for the last 14 years. She moved to Shropshire in 2014.

She holds an exotic animal medicine and surgery certificate and a small animal medicine certificate. She has recently undertaken the Royal College Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice, completing a designated certificate in zoological medicine. She is a proud owner of two tortoises and two rabbits.

If you would like to book an appointment with Niki, she is available at the Cleobury Mortimer branch from Tuesday till Friday. If you would like to book a reptile appointment please don’t forget to bring a fresh faecal sample from your animal with you and information regarding the husbandry of your pet.

Niki is happy to see:

  • Reptiles including snakes
  • Tortoises
  • Parrots and other companion birds
  • Pigeons
  • Pet chickens
  • Birds of prey
  • Rabbits and guinea pigs
  • Ferrets
  • Amphibians
  • Fish
  • Hamsters
  • Other small zoo animals

At our Bridgnorth surgery

Dr Lucas Gosciek MRCVS started working for Severn Edge in August 2019 as small animal vet, but soon after it turned out he has a keen interest in exotic pet medicine and he started seeing those patients as well. He graduated in Wroclaw (Poland) in 2014 and ever since has worked in practices with a large fraction of exotic pets registered as patients. He relocated to Shropshire in June 2017.

Lucas is particularly interested in medicine of small mammals and reptiles (especially snakes). He is proud owner of three Afghan hounds, two cats and plenty of snakes.

If you would like to book an appointment with Lucas, he is available at the Bridgnorth hospital on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If you would like to book a reptile appointment please don’t forget to bring a fresh faecal sample from your animal with you and information regarding the husbandry of your pet.

Lucas is happy to see:

  • Snakes
  • Tortoises
  • Lizards
  • Amphibians
  • Rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas
  • Degus, hamsters and other small mammals
  • Ferrets
  • Parrots and other birds for basic procedures and first opinion

 

Some of the procedures our vets are happy to undertake:

  • Dental problems
  • Beak and nail trims
  • Blood tests
  • Faecal samples
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Radiography and ultrasound scans
  • Sexing of reptiles
  • Critical care and hospitalisation
  • Skin disease
  • Reproductive tract disorders
  • Crop problems 
  • ...and more!