Lacey originally hails from South Wales and is an RVN who trained via the diploma route. Having ricocheted through the counties and across the bridge she has enjoyed a varied career across GP, OOH, Referral and charity medicine.
Embracing the portfolio career and veterinary passport, Lacey has since travelled the world using her nursing skills and is a nurse career ambassador and creative for Vets: Stay, Go, Diversify. Lacey now splits her time between Mind Matters Initiative, VSGD and locuming. She is also the founder of Veterinary: Pay It Forward, a project set up in 2018 which organises anonymous care packages to members of veterinary teams throughout the UK!
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?