Dr Sophie Jenkins BVetMed PgC EAS CertExAP MRCVS, Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine, is a Veterinary Surgeon based in South Wales. Sophie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2008. She went on to follow her passion for exotic animals and gained a General Practitioner Certificate in Exotic Animal Practice in 2011. In 2016 , Sophie completed a PgC in Exotic Animal Studies and was subsequently granted status as Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine (one of only 43 veterinarians in the U.K.). Sophie gives CPD talks / lectures to Vets and Nurses on exotic medicine and surgery. Sophie is a member of the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund. Sophie was recently awarded the Burgess excel Winner of Rabbit Vet of the Year 2020.
Sophie works as part of the exotic vet specialists Origin Vets Ltd alongside Lance Jepson MA VetMB CBiol MSB MRCVS , and Dr. Tom Bailey BSc BVSc MRCVS MSc PhD Dip ECZM. Origin Vets cover Cardiff / Barry / Bridgend / Neath/ Swansea / Llanelli / Carmarthen / Haverfordwest. Origin Vets are also the exotic vet for several zoos and agricultural colleges.
Sophie offers first and second Veterinary opinion as well as referrals for reptiles, rabbits, small mammals, birds, amphibians and fish. Sophie's exotic vet work covers rabbits to rhinos, sugar gliders to skunks, chameleons to camels as well as birds such African greys, owls, falconry species, and also amphibians, fish and inverts.
Sophie has over 25 years experience of keeping and breeding various reptiles including bearded dragons, multiple species of chameleons and several species of geckos. Sophie has a dog and 2 cats, 2 large fish tanks, including a Discus set up and a gourami set up, a rescue Horsfield Tortoise and a rescue Bearded dragon. Sophie also has a big soft spot for Rabbits and currently has 4 rescue Lionheads.
You can also visit Origin Vets Clinic website for details on how to contact/make an appointment or to enquire about fees.
RCVS MEMBERSHIP NUMBER 6515913
PLEASE NOTE IN AN EMERGENCY ALWAYS CONTACT YOUR NEAREST VETS (This website page is here to help you keep in touch with what Sophie is doing. Unfortunately she cannot comment or give advice/diagnoses via this page, as per RCVS guidlines)
Above Photo copyright to Rhian Jones; an amazing veterinary nurse who shares the passion for exotics, particularly guinea pigs!
Meet the loves of her live... (left to right) Earnie, Bert, Mango and Chutney