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Origin Vets was conceived as a veterinary service with a difference.  Exotic pets, birds, zoological collections, wildlife and fisheries all come under our care. Origin Vets is run by Dr. Lance Jepson MA VetMB CBiol MRSB MRCVS and Dr. Tom Bailey BSc, BVSc, MRCVS, CertZooMed,  MSc, PhD, Dip ECZM, RCVS Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, who together have a very wide experience with a huge range of species – from invertebrates to megafauna. In other words from rhinoceros beetles to rhinos – Origin Vets can deal with them all.


Appointments: If you wish your animal to be seen by Origin Vets, in the first instance please telephone our dedicated appointment and messaging service on:

 0333 800 1602

Between the hours of 9.00a.m. to 4.00p.m. Monday -Friday, plus Saturdays 9.00a.m.- 12.00p.m. our personal assistants will be able to book you into the earliest and nearest of our partner clinics with one of our vets.

Unfortunately due to mounting costs, as of April 2023 we have had to increase our prices significantly in order to continue to provide our exotics' clinics. Our consultation fee is £89.99. This is broken down into £65.00 consultation fee plus £24.99 Nursing Assistance fee. For more details please see the section on Pricing on our Information page.

Video Appointments

We now offer Zoom video follow-up appointments. Please click here to find out more.

  • Avian Medicine and Surgery

  • Endoscopy

  • Reptile and Amphibian Medicine and Surgery​

  • Non-domestic Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery​

  • Fish Medicine and Surgery​

  • Zoo and Non-domestic Animal Collections​

  • Zoo Licensing ​

  • Dangerous Wild Animal Licensing​

  • LAIA advice and compliance (Wales and England)​

  • Colleges and Further Education Centres

  • Wildlife Conservation Projects

  • Section 30 Fish Health Examinations​


From the 4th July 2023 the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) is no longer in place. For Wales see here.

For England see here.

Note that there is still a ban on poultry gatherings. 

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