Dr Julian Hoad BVetMed BSc(Hons) MRCVS is a Veterinary Surgeon and Clinical Director at Crossways Veterinary Group in the UK. Julian qualified as a Vet in 1996 after obtaining degrees in Microbiology and Biochemistry. He’s interested in Ultrasonography, Surgery, Rock Climbing, Drama and Tapirs.
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?