The Referral Centre: Resources
Dr Martin Earles is turning his veterinarian expertise to new, exciting and exotic challenges by caring for Tauranga’s more unusual pets and birds.
On Tuesday and Fridays, birds, rabbits, reptiles and rodents are able to pay him a visit for exotic and avian consultations and surgery, and to receive some much-appreciated expert care.
The unusual pets are different from what most vets would tend to deal with.
“Over the last few years, I’ve put some time into studying and finding out more about them,” says Martin. “I’ve always been interested in slightly different sorts of pets, and we’ve had birds, guinea pigs and rabbits when I was younger.
“We started to keep them at home, so it was natural to want to learn as much as you can to look after them.”
Martin is a Tauranga-raised veterinarian and Massey University graduate. He started in a small animal practice in Auckland, before moving back to Tauranga where he has worked since 2000.
He started developing a special interest in avian and exotic pet medicine and surgery since 2010.
This interest grew into something more, involving courses and study; and in 2019 he passed exams to become a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the subject of Medicine and Surgery of Unusual Pets.
He is a member of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, and the Association of Avian Veterinarians – Australasian Committee.
Now with letters after his name, he’s offering a place and opportunity for pet owners to be referred from other clinics as well as those who come direct to see him at The Referral Centre in Greerton.
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