Vicki Baldrey - Contributor Profile


Vicki qualified from Liverpool Vet School in 2005 and has since worked in first opinion and referral exotics practices both in the UK and overseas.

Vicki gained the RCVS Diploma in Zoological Medicine in 2014 and became an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine in 2016.

She is a lecturer in exotic species and small mammal medicine and surgery at the Beaumont Sainsbury Animal Hospital’s specialist Exotics department. She enjoys all aspects of exotic animal medicine and has a particular interest in avian medicine and surgery. 

Published Papers

  • Baldrey, V. (2017) Orchiectomy of a Cape porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis). Veterinary Record Case Reports. 5(3)
  • Baldrey, V. & Panto, B. (2017). How to perform a vasectomy in a domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo). Companion Animal. 22. 233-237
  • Davendralingam, N., Davagnanam, I., Stidworthy, MF., Baldrey, V., Peters, LM., Stapleton, N. (2017) Transmission of Mycobacterium xenopi to a pet albino ferret (Mustela putorius furo) from a domestic aquarium. The Veterinary Record 181 (7)
  • Swaffield, M., Hedley, J., Stapleton, N., Priestnall, S., Suárez-Bonnet, A. & Baldrey, V. (2019) Bilateral capital physeal dysplasia in a ferret (Mustela putorius furo) treated with femoral head ostectomy Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine  31 49-52
  • Baldrey, V. (2020) Wildlife Casualties in General Practice. Veterinary Ireland Journal 10(4) 206-210.


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