Vets4Pets National Conference 'One Vision'

Husbandry & common diseases of reptiles

Peter Scott MSc.BVSc.FRCVS 
RCVS Specialist in Fish Health & Production and RCVS Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine


At the bottom of the page you will find a link to download the paper given plus extras! There is also a link to a generic type pre-consultation pet questionaire to have a client fill in prior to bringing their sick exotic pet into the surgery.

Peter graduated at Liverpool University in 1976 and initially looked at fish as a route to working with exotic species. He went on to Stirling University to obtain his MSc in Aquatic Veterinary Science and was lucky enough to be sent to Kenya to set up a field laboratory on a tilapia unit and whilst there to look at fish in a few wild sites. Since then Peter worked in international zoo consultancy for a few years before settling down in Hampshire working primarily with trout farmers, a few high quality carp producers and public aquaria. He continued working with zoos, and exotic pets in first opinion and referral for many years. He led the revision of the zoo standards in 2000 and has been a DEFRA zoo inspector for 20 years.

Peter was President of the British Veterinary Zoological Society after having held most of the posts on council over 20 years involvement with the society, During his Presidency he drove through the RCVS Certificate and Diploma scheme in Zoological Medicine, and subsequently acted an examiner in 6 years. He was awarded an Honorary Membership of the BVZS in 2014. He received his own RCVS Specialist recognition in 1991 in both Zoo Medicine and Fish Health & Production - the link being his work with public aquaria for over 30 years now! Peter is still involved as Chair of the RCVS Zoo Medicine Board, and a member of the Fellowship committee - he obtained his FRCVS in 1997, in Parrot Medicine & Surgery.


Peter is the Managing Director of Vetark Professional - making specialist products for exotic pets, and petDetect the UK distributors of Trovan mini-chips, a member of Companion Animal Welfare Council since it began, and the Chair of the Companion Animal Sector Council.


Peter  has been a Consultant to Pets at Home for 10 years, and welfare adviser to Brooke Bond (chimp ads) and Disney (101 and 102 Dalmatians).

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