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RatsRule Vet Recommendation List (International)
« on: March 24, 2004, 09:32:24 AM »
This thread is for recommending vets outside North America that community members have worked with, and trust. If you would like to recommend a vet, please use the following format to share contact information. For North American listings, check this thread.

Vet's Name:
Clinic/Hospital Name:
Phone Number:
Web Site: (if applicable)
E-mail: (if applicable)

Please DO NOT use this thread for discussion. It's for recommending a veterinarian ONLY. All discussion posts will be removed without warning. If you have a question for the person who recommended any vet on the list, please contact them via private message.

Please also do not use this thread to request a vet. I have created a special thread in Rat Care Corner for requesting a vet recommendation specific to your area.

Additionally, this is not a thread for dissing vets. If you don't like a vet, don't list them. Any "anti-recommendations" will be removed without warning for legal reasons -- we're NOT going into slander/libel territory.

I know this system will not be as organized as some of the lists out there... in time, as the list grows, I may add a section to RatsRule that is more organized and easier to search. This is why I have listed City/State first. You can always use your browser's "find" function to look up a particular city or state on each page of the thread.

If You Use This Resource
Please dont abuse this information. Do not contact a vet whos never seen your animals before, asking for free advice just because you see their phone number or email address listed here. Make a proper appointment, take your rats in, get to know the vet, and let the vet get to know your pets. Additionally, in many cases it is unethical for a vet to diagnose an animal without having seen it in person. We don't want vets asking to have their names removed from this list because too many people were soliciting free advice.

Disclaimer,, and the people who have recommended the veterinarians on this list cannot make any guarantees about quality of work. Additionally, any recommendation of a particular vet should not be taken as a recommendation of other vets at the same hospital -- each vet has their own areas of expertise. You should thoroughly check out any veterinarian for yourself to see if they meet your requirements. Through compiling this list, we just wish to share our positive experiences with the community, and possibly give people a place to start in finding experienced vet care.

Other Vet Recommendation Lists and Advice
RFC: How to Find a Good Rat Vet -
RFC: Vet Referral List: Western US & International -
RMCA: Vet List -
How to find a UK vet -
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Vet search engine -
« Last Edit: October 01, 2004, 09:36:25 AM by Suebee »

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NZ vets..
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2004, 03:40:27 AM »
My vet is:

City/Country: Palmerston North, New Zealand
Vet's Name:  Dr. Brian Bishop
Clinic/Hospital Name: Terrace End Veterinary Clinic
Address:  182 Ruahine Street,
Palmerston North
Phone Number: 06 357 6569
Fax Number:  06 357 6560

Comments:  He seems to be the rat vet for several NZ ratters in my city and he really likes rats - baby talks to them and all.  I fully trust him with my boys.

Vets for Auckland as recommended by other kiwis:

Dr Tracey Cresswell
Park Hill Vet Clinic
22 Glenfield Road
Tel: 09 480 7278

Chris Laurenson
985 Mt Eden Road
Three Kings

or 2 Cherry Lane (off Porana Road)

Oliver Young
20 Williamson Avenue
Ph: 360-0961

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Re:RatsRule Vet Recommendation List (International)
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2004, 06:49:21 AM »
Scotland, UK - Falkirk (Central Region)

City/Country: Falkirk, Scotland
Vet's Name: All vets at the practice (Mr Goldfinch and Mr Lawrie in particular)
Clinic/Hospital Name: McGuire & Lawrie Veterinary Practice
Address: 25 Griffiths St, Falkirk
Phone Number: 01324 624361

Comments: I'm always happy with the treatment and way in which rats are dealt with here. All vets are very fond of them and interact with them including yogies sometimes! Mr Goldfinch keeps mice himself so has a special interest.
This practice is the 'exotic' vet for the area, but they don't charge exotic fees for rats.
Vets open to discussion about treatments and procedures. Surgery on site, emergency out of office care available (they have a little ambulance). They are also open late most week nights, and willing to squeeze you in with no notice if it is something serious.

Very close to the train station/bus routes so I would also recommend this vet to those outwith the area, they are worth travelling for.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2004, 02:21:24 PM by squeaky »

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Re: RatsRule Vet Recommendation List (International)
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2004, 06:21:22 AM »

both of these vets are at:
Sydney Animal Hospitals
69-73 Erskinville Rd
Erskinville, NSW
(02)9519 4111

this is my regular vet. i also know several other people who take their rats to her. i have only ever had and heard good things about her.
Dr Michelle Marquardt
this is a vet at the same surgery i visted whilst Michelle was away. She is very knowledgeable and nice.
Dr Karen Hazell
smiles from kyles
rats: latte, caffe, sorcha, elysia, trix, jinx, angel, lucky, spot, stripe, brain RIP: Pinky
Mice: Katren, Cara

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Re: RatsRule Vet Recommendation List (International)
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2004, 09:29:55 AM »

City/Country: Cockfosters, London, UK
Vet's Name: Russell King and Matthew Twitchett
Clinic/Hospital Name: The Park Vets
Address: 121 Cockfosters Road, London, EN4 0DA
Phone Number: 020 8275 0330
Web Site:

Comments: see my post - Fantastic vet experience in Rat Tails (30th April 2004)

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Re: RatsRule Vet Recommendation List (International)
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2004, 05:58:42 PM »
City/Country: Glasgow, Scotland
Vet's Name: Madonna McLinchey (or any of the others vets, they're all excellent)
Clinic/Hospital Name: Albavet
Address: Annfield Place, Dennistoun, Glasgow
Phone Number: 0141 554 1911
Web Site:
Comments: Just amazing! Been taking my rats there for about 2 years now and we've always had excellent care. They'll do a check-up for free once they get to know your rats. Regular check-up is 8, operation to remove a tumour around 50.

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Re: RatsRule Vet Recommendation List (International)
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2005, 07:31:24 AM »
Please use the Vet Directory section of, available from the Resources menu item above.

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