Neil Forbes


Neil ForbesBVetMed DipECZM(avian) FRCVS

RCVS and European Specialist in Zoological Medicine(Avian)

Great Western Exotics


Neil gained his RCVS-specialist status in 1992, achieved his FRCVS in exotic bird medicine in 1996 and then obtained his DipECZM(avian) in 1997. He is a worldwide recognised speaker and has contributed to over 20 books.

Over his career he has won numerous awards in the field of avian medicine and is currently the President of the European College of Avian Medicine and Surgery and Vice-president of the European Board of Specialisation. He also holds a part-time lecturing post at the University of Bristol, when not heading up the avian and exotic department at Great Western Exotics. He also runs the only ECZM approved residency programme in the UK.