Matthew Fiddes


BVSc, CertZooMed, DZooMed, MRCVS

RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine


Zoo & Wildlife Medicine

Current Post:

Principal, CJ Hall Vets, London


All of UK

Clinical Profile

Matthew graduated with distinction from Bristol University in 2004 and worked at a small animal / exotics referral centre in Hampshire before joining CJ Hall Vets, London in 2007. Matthew gained the RCVS Certificate in Zoological Medicine in 2009 and the RCVS Diploma in Zoological Medicine in 2013. In 2015 he was awarded RCVS Specialist Status in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. This is the highest level of UK veterinary qualification and he is one of only 35 vets in the UK to hold this specialist status (out of approximately 30,000 UK vets). Matthew is the only exotic pet specialist vet in full-time private practice in London and the South East. This includes pets that people are often suprised vets call 'exotic' from rabbits and rodents through to birds, reptiles and fish. He took over CJ Hall Vets in 2011 where his passion is providing quality care to patients and clients alike. Day-to-day he sees all manner of exotic pets that travel from across London & beyond. Pet owners may make appointments directly with Matthew plus he takes referrals daily from other vets for cases requiring specialist treatment. His published work includes peer reviewed papers, research on the Poultry Red Mite and contributions to Parrots Magazine. He is the co-author of 'Anaesthesia of Exotic Pets' published in 2008. Matthew lectures vets, vet nurses and students on exotic animal topics - most recently on rabbit medicine and anaesthesia, parrot behaviour and reptile husbandry. He is a member of the British Veterinary Zoological Society and the European Association of Avian Veterinarians. He is a member of the ICARE 2019 London organising committee, Europe's largest exotic animal veterinary conference.