Born and bred on the East Coast of South Africa, I have always had a fascination for animals, especially birds, reptiles and general wildlife. In my teens, being a bit of a maverick I was known to remove unwanted snakes from people’s houses, including venomous species. Over the years I have kept and bred many reptiles, amphibians and birds of prey.

 

Deciding to pursue a career in Veterinary medicine a bit later in life than most students, I dived straight into mixed practice with a high caseload of exotic work. This allowed me to focus on exotics and complete my further training in my chosen field. You can still find me doing the odd lambing and calving. 

I qualified from the University of Veterinary medicine in Slovakia on the English taught program. There, my diploma thesis was on the Prevalence of hemoparasites in snakes found in South Africa. This involved me capturing and blood sampling many different venomous snakes from the wild and venom extraction units. Subsequently, I won the 1st prize at the Student Scientific Conference and was lucky enough to be published.

 

Having practiced at some large commercial collections and being the vet for multiple private collections, I pride myself in offering a complete service. Avian orthopaedics is a keen interest of mine, I have undertaken further study in this area, and carried out procedures in multiple avian species. I am proud to have used those skills for several non-profit Wildlife rehabilitation centres in the UK.

 

I am an active member in British Veterinary Zoological SocietyAssociation of Avian VeterinariansAssociation of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians and the Veterinary Deer Society.

Paul Terzer
MVDr BSc (Hons) PgC (EAS) MRCVS
Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine

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Hi, my name is Yogi.-Bear.  I am Kruger Veterinary Groups sniffer hound. I pride myself in using my snoot to the best of its ability by sniffing out the tastiest of treats thus ensuring the practice stays clean and tidy. You can usually find me in the staff room savouring the snacks, in the kennels cleaning out the bowls or in the feed room... 'hoovering' up.

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I started my Veterinary Nursing career back in 1984 at a large mixed practice dealing with companion, equine and farm animals. After working in several small animal practices around the country I taught Veterinary nursing and Animal Care at Berkshire college of Agriculture before returning to small animal practice.

 

I have spent a large part of my Veterinary Nursing career locuming around the country.

 

I have owned and run pet shops for over 17 years with my wife.

 

When not at work I enjoy gardening, walking and spending time with my dogs.

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Warning to all pet owners as temperatures soar.

 

Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot or humid outdoors.

 

  1. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful not to over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it’s extremely hot. Walking on hot pavements can cause burns to the pads of their feet. We advise you walk your pets early in the morning and late evening to avoid high temperatures.

  2. Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle. This can lead to heat stroke and potential death.

  3. Do not leave pets unsupervised around a pool—not all dogs are good swimmers. Introduce your pets to water gradually and make sure they wear flotation devices when on boats. Rinse your dog off after swimming to remove chlorine or salt from his fur, and try to keep your dog from drinking pool water, which contains chlorine and other chemicals.

  4. Feel free to trim longer hair on your dog, but never shave your dog: The layers of dogs’ coats protect them from overheating and sunburn. Brushing cats more often than usual can prevent problems caused by excessive heat. And be sure that any sunscreen or insect repellent product you use on your pets is labelled specifically for use on animals.

  5. Please apply sunscreen to light coloured dogs and cats ear tips and noses to prevent burning which can lead to cancer.

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