Vet Mark Rowland, who specialises in treating exotic animals, has been appointed by Pennard Vets
Pennard Vets Makes An Exotic Appointment
3rd February, 2023 09h12
Experienced small animal vet, Mark Rowland, who specialises in treating exotic animals, has been appointed by Pennard Vets, to lead its exotic department, which has seven practices across Kent.
Mark is an Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine and has 25 years’ veterinarian experience. He qualified from Liverpool University in 1996 and achieved the Royal College Certificate in Zoological Medicine in 2007.
Mark is renowned in the veterinary industry and has lectured in the UK and internationally, as well as having numerous articles on exotic topics published in peer reviewed veterinary journals. He joins from Trinity Vet Centre in Maidstone.
Mark said: “As well as treating dogs, cats and small pets like hamsters and guinea pigs, I’ve always been interested in caring for insects, fish, tortoises, birds, parrots, reptiles, and all other exotic pets.
“Exotic pets can suffer with all sorts of problems, including respiratory issues and hibernation complications, as well as accidents and injuries. Birds of prey for example can often hurt themselves needing urgent treatment, and each day brings new challenges. I have treated tortoises that had been attacked by dogs and a fish that had swallowed a huge pebble – no case is ever the same!
“I’m really pleased to be joining Pennard Vets, which has seven sites across Kent, and is owned by its employees, which made it a particularly attractive place to join, as I now also own a stake in the business and can help shape the future of it. I can’t wait to meet our clients and their pets and hope to make a real difference to their lives.”
Director, Andy Green from Pennard Vets, said: “Mark is the most qualified vet in the South East of England working in exotics, and we are delighted he is bringing so much experience to Pennard Vets. We hope to become the go-to practice for all exotic pets in the South-East and believe that our new and existing clients will all benefit from Mark’s unique and thoughtful approach to veterinary care.”
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