Craig started working in practice as a student in 1999 and has worked in small animal practice, referral, emergency out of hours and charity medicine. For the last 6 years, he has worked 100% with non-traditional companion animals (NTCAs or anything that is not a traditional cat or dog)
He currently holds the position of Honorary Treasurer on the BVNA Council and over the last 8 years, he has lectured up and down the country on the nursing of NTCAs and exotic species.
Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife, cats and an array of other interesting animals. He also enjoys live music, live comedy and will be running the London Marathon virtually in October!
You may have heard us mention these types of animals on Veterinary Ramblings before: they include hedgehogs, sugar gliders, and many other small furry friends – often called ‘exotic’.
But why do we call them exotic? Is this term really accurate? And what does it mean for owners of these animals?