In this webinar, we will explore the top ten common clinical conditions seen in reptiles. As well as outlining practical diagnostic tips and appropriate treatment options, Sean will explain how such problems arise with a strong emphasis on reptile husbandry and nutrition as predisposing factors. The session will be heavily based on actual case studies of typical patient presentations, and illustrated throughout. Useful tips on how to differentiate disease processes and recognise subtle changes in reptile behaviour or health will be given to equip the first opinion practitioner with the skills and confidence to treat reptile patients. An overview of the most common pet reptile species will be given, as well as the most frequent husbandry mistakes that owners make for the vet practitioner to recognise and address.
Sean qualified from University College Dublin Vet School after first studying an undergraduate degree in Animal Science at the University of Essex. He started his veterinary career working in a domestic, exotics and zoo practice in Kent. After working in a domestic and exotic pet practice in West London, he joined the team at Richmond Vets in November 2012 where he has set up a dedicated exotic pets service. Having studied Animal Science in Essex before his Veterinary degree, he has a broad base of knowledge in zoology, anatomy and physiology of a wide range of animal species. During Vet school he completed Zoo Medicine elective modules, with placement at Dublin Zoo and over the years has kept and bred a huge variety of reptiles, amphibians and other exotic pets. He is a member of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and the British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS)