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Old 25th July 2015   #1
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Talking Really want to become a specialist vet in axolotls.

Hello I don't know if I have posted this in the right place if I haven't I am very truly sorry. I absolutely love axolotls,my dream has always been to become a vet but when u was on an animal nursing assistant course I decided it wasn't for me. Working with dogs and cats just wasn't what I wanted to do . I have now decided I would like to specialise in treating and caring for axolotls. I am in the UK and don't think there are many vets like this here. I'm just wondering if anyone knows what I have to do to pursue my dreams. I know it's going to take a lot but I want to try my absolute hardest to one day get there and possibly open a specialist vets/rescue centre for mainly axolotls . Any advise will be greatly appreciated what should I do first? And after that. Thank you.



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Old 25th July 2015   #2
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Default Re: Really want to become a specialist vet in axolotls.

You would have to qualify as a regular vet first, and then you would need to specialise in herps (reptiles and amphibians). There is no shortcut.

The other option would be to get a degree in biology or zoology (BSc) and then study further in herpetology (MSc or PhD).

But there really isn't any call for a vet who only specialises in one type of animal.



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Old 26th July 2015   #3
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Default Re: Really want to become a specialist vet in axolotls.

Do you need to be a vet to offer a rescue centre? Just thinking of a local man, known to local vets, who cares for sick and injured wild birds, people run hedgehog rescue centres and there is an axolotl rescue centre in Deal in kent. Dedication and hands on knowledge would be you skills....how about contacting them for advice? I know they advertise on Preloved.



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Default Re: Really want to become a specialist vet in axolotls.

Anyone can set up or run a 'rescue', you don't need to be qualified in anything. There are networks of rescue volunteers for various animals all over the country - I'm part of the BAKS rescue network being set up.

However, funding can be an issue, as setting up a registered charity is a real pain.

In order to run a rescue service that is approved by the RSPCA you have to jump through their hoops and get a local vet on board.

I know the wildlife rescue bloke you're talking about - some good work going on there.



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Default Re: Really want to become a specialist vet in axolotls.

I don't know how it works in the UK, but in the US you can get in to some trouble for practicing veterinary medicine without a license. You can do whatever you want to your own animals, but having people come to you help with their own animals could be tricky. If you are serious in this endeavor, that means going to vet school and specializing in exotic medicine. If it's anything like vet schools around here, you'd probably end up doing a lot of your own axolotl-specific research since you likely won't learn too much about them in school. Perhaps finding a zoo or research lab that houses axies and working with their vets and researchers would be a good way to go, too.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do



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