Confidence of veterinary surgeons in the United Kingdom in treating and diagnosing exotic pet species

Alison Wills, Susan Holt

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Abstract

Background: With exotic pet species commonplace in the United Kingdom, owners are increasingly seeking veterinary advice regarding the health and welfare of their small mammals and reptiles. This study aimed to assess the confidence of veterinarians in the UK in treating and diagnosing rabbits, guinea pigs, small mammals and reptiles. Methods: A forty-one question survey was promoted via social media, including on interest groups focussed specifically at veterinary professionals. A total of n = 131 practicing veterinarians in the United Kingdom completed the questionnaire. Results: There was a significant effect (p
Original languageEnglish
JournalVeterinary Record
Volume186
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • exotics
  • guinea pigs
  • rabbits
  • reptiles
  • rodents
  • veterinary profession

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