These are real stories from Suffolk Exotic Vet Services and how Catherine has been able to help her patients.
Shelly the tortoise has major surgery
13/09/2015 20:10 by Mrs Catherine Thomas
Shelly the tortoise is an old lady and when she started slowing down a bit at first her owner didn't think much of it. But Shelly had quite a serious condition called follicular stasis. She needed major surgery to treat the problem.
Fred was initially thought to be a male. But one day his owner's noticed the sudden appearance of a pile of eggs in his enclosure and some swellings just before his cloaca. Fred's owners soon realised that Fred would need to be changed to Fredrica. Read more details of what happened to Fred here.
Turbo the Sulcata tortoise was brought in because he appeared to be constipated. X-rays showed us what the problem was. Read the details of Turbo's treatment here and see the pictures of what we got out of him.
Kiki was quite unwell when she came to see Catherine. She hadn't responded to antibiotics given to her by her usual vet. Read more details about Kiki's case here and how dangerous some bacteria can be to birds.
Sookie the tortoise with severe metabolic bone disease
21/10/2014 07:44 by Mrs Catherine Thomas
Sookie is a one and a half year old tortoise with severe metabolic bone disease. This case study has been written to warn other tortoise owners and hopefully prevent other tortoises from ending up like this.