Scott Veterinary Clinic – Exotic Vet in Bedfordshire

At the Scott Veterinary Clinic our experienced vets provide Veterinary care for Exotic pets

Nathalie Wissink-Argilaga LicVet CertAVP(ZooMed) DZooMed(Reptilian) MRCVS
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Head of Exotics and Zoo Medicine, Nathalie Wissink-Argilaga graduated from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona [Spain] in 2004.

After seeing practice in several Exotic practices and Zoos around the world, she completed a 1 year Small Animal internship at Davies Veterinary Specialists.

Nathalie started work at The Scott Veterinary Clinic in May 2006. In 2008 she passed her GP certificate in Exotic Animal Practice. Her special interest is in exotic pets, particularly small/exotic mammals and reptiles.

Nathalie holds the RCVS certificate in Zoological Medicine with credits in the Avian, Reptile, Small Mammal and Zoo chapters and a distinction in the Wildlife chapter. She is an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine. In 2016 she obtained her RCVS Diploma in Zoological Medicine with specialisation in Reptiles and is now one of only 24 vets to have achieved this qualification.

Nathalie is also the Head of the Veterinary team at Woburn Safari Park as well as several other zoo collections and animal welfare colleges. She is also involved in exotic pet shop inspections and Dangerous Wild Animal license inspections and lectures in national and international veterinary conferences and meetings.

Exotic vet and bird x-ray Scott Veterinary Clinic

At The Scott Veterinary Clinic we can cater for all your exotic and unusual pets needs;
From general health checks and advice on care to surgical and medical treatment and hospitalisation.

Species treated

Small Psittacines (Budgies, Cockatiels), Large Psittacines (Parakeets & Parrots), Poultry, Game Birds, Passerines, Raptors, Owls, Softbills, Waterfowl, Racing pigeons, Ratites, Penguins

Lizards (Monitors, Dragons, Geckos, Chameleons, Iguanas, Gila Monsters), Snakes (Boas, Pythons, Colubrids), Chelonia (Tortoises, Terrapins, Turtles), Crocodilia (Caiman, Crocodiles)

Frogs, Toads, Salamanders, Axolotls

Marine and freshwater, Carp, Seahorses

Tarantulas, Scorpions Millipedes, African Land Snails

Exotic Mammals
Rabbits, Ferrets, Primates (Marmosets, Capuchins, Lemurs, Baboons, Slow Loris), Otters, Raccoons, Nutria, Wallabies, African Pigmy Hedgehogs, Sugar gliders, Two Toed Sloths, Big Cats (Lions, Cheetahs, Tigers, Leopards), Wolves, Foxes

Mice, Rats, Hamsters, Chinchillas, Guinea Pigs, Degus, Chipmunks, Ground Squirrels, Gerbils

Veterinary Surgeon Pas Medina graduated from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona [UAB] in 2004. He then completed an 18 month internship at the UAB Veterinary teaching hospital. After 2 and a half years working in a referral centre he took a position as Head of Exotics at the Hospital de Santa Sussanna.

snake.fwIn March 2008 Pas started working as a Marine Animal Vet at with the CRAM Foundation and in 2011 became Head of Rescue and Veterinary Medicine. Pas Joined Scott’s in January 2012. He is especially interested in Exotic and wildlife medicine and surgery.

Vet Pas and snake Scott Veterinary Clinic

There are specialist facilities for accommodating Exotic pets;

> Separate Small Mammal ward with controlled lighting, temperature and ventilation.
> Separate Exotics ward with controlled lighting, temperature and ventilation.
> Vivaria with infra-red heating.
> Individual thermostatically controlled isolation avian units with facilities for oxygen delivery, temperature control and nebulisation.
> In-house laboratory including Biochemical and Haematological blood analysis
> Endoscopy
> Digital Radiography
> Ultrasound
> Doppler
> Ventilator
> Incubator

Baby tortoise Scott Veterinary Clinic

For further information about our exotic vet and our services, please e-mail –

Please note: This email address is checked once daily, Monday-Friday (Excluding Bank holidays). In the case of an urgent enquiry or emergency please contact us on 01234 261622. If you require a consultation, please call the practice and we will be happy to book you an appointment.

For information about specialist insurance cover for Exotic animals, Large and Small Birds, Birds of Prey, Reptiles, Tortoises and more please visit

Referring Veterinary Surgeons

Please call us on 01234 261622 to arrange a referral appointment.

An Exotic Animal Service Referral form  must be completed and faxed/emailed, along with a full clinical history and referral letter. Regrettably, we are unable to process your request without this information. Thank you.

Exotic Animal Referral Services leaflet

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