Consultations

Surrey Poultry Vet is an ambulatory service. Home visits are recommended to see birds in their natural environment so that the birds are not stressed and underlying causes can be best identified. Most illnesses are secondary to underlying factors so a visit can be very beneficial to prevent further problems.
 
However if you are not local, do not have a local poultry vet or are self-isolating, I am  now offering:  Online (via Zoom) and telephone consultations.
Bring your hen to the camera and show me round your coop.

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons no longer allows remote prescribing which was a temporarily COVID-19 measure. Therefore, if you think your bird requires medication please see your local veterinary service in the first instance.
If you have been unable to book an in-person appointment for a bird you are concerned about, or a house visit for a bird who is too unwell to be transported, please state this in your consultation request form. In these cases, all necessary acts will be taken in order to ensure the essential welfare needs of the bird.

If you can get an appointment with a local practitioner, I can also help them perform investigations or treatments if they require support.

Fees
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Service charges

2021 to current

Flat professional services rate:

Including all types of consultations (in-person, phone, video), emails, diagnostic investigations, prescriptions, treatments, reporting, training, courses & CPD)

From:

£25/15min

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Home visits

2021 to current (return mileage calculated from home, near Guildford)

0-5 miles £5

5-10 miles £10

10-20 miles £20

20-30 miles £40

>30 miles added from above

From:

£5

Contact me to book

Fees reviews will come into effect on 1st January annually, taking the annual inflation rate into consideration.

Poultry consultation request form
Please fill in this form if you would like a consultation for your bird(s). Please contact your local vet first to see if they are able to help you, as animals are best assessed in-person and I may not be local.
This service is NOT suitable for emergencies. Birds presenting as an emergency should attend their registered vet as soon as possible. This is an ambulatory service so cannot offer surgery or diagnostic imaging at this time, nor emergency equipment e.g. oxygen.
You and your vet will receive a report via email after the event, including medical or surgical directions if required so by submitting this form you are consenting to me contacting your vet.

Fees for professional services are in line with local small animal vet consultation charges. 

Straight-forward online consultations are likely to require 15-30 minutes including consultation and a follow up advisory report. Visits, challenging cases, or those with significant follow-up and other work required, are likely to take 30 min - 1 hour. Herd health visits likely 1-2 hours. Fees will be reviewed annually.

I aim to make contact within 24 hours.

Client details

About your vet

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Description

Your address

Addresses are legally required for prescribing in food producing animals i.e. poultry.

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If your require prescription medication, including Exzolt, have you contacted and attempted to book an in-person appointment with a vet locally for the service you require?

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The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons no longer allows remote prescribing which was a temporarily COVID-19 measure. Therefore, if you think your bird requires medication please see your local veterinary service in the first instance.
If you have been unable to book an in-person appointment for a bird you are concerned about, or a house visit for a bird who is too unwell to be transported, please state this in the details section above. In these cases, all necessary acts will be taken in order to ensure the essential welfare needs of the bird.

Thank you. If urgent please contact your vet.

 

Consultations