Department: Clinical Science and Services

Campus: Camden

Vicki is Lecturer in Exotics Species and Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery at the Royal Veterinary College in Camden

Vicki qualified from Liverpool Vet School in 2005 and has since worked in first opinion and referral exotics practices in the UK and overseas. She obtained the RCVS Diploma in Zoological Medicine in 2014 and became an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine in 2016. She compeleted a Post Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Education at the RVC in 2019. 

Vicki joined the RVC Exotics team in 2016 as an Exotics lecturer and clinican at the Beaumont Sainbury Animal Hospital in Camden.

O'Neill, D.G., Kim, K., Brodbelt, D.C., Church, D.B., Pegram, C. and Baldrey, V. (2022) Demography, disorders and mortality of pet hamsters under primary veterinary care in the United Kingdom in 2016. J Small Anim Pract.

Baldrey, V, Guzennec, L, Hedley, J. (2022) Risk factors influencing brumation success in captive tortoises in the United Kingdom. Vet Rec. 190(8) 16–30

Edis A, Pelligand L, Baldrey V, Hedley J. (2022) Effect of theatre temperature on body temperature during anaesthesia for routine neutering of domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 49(2) 173-181

Baldrey, V., Stanford, M & Bacon, H. (2021) A comparison of the pharmacodynamic effects of intravenous ketamine and xylazine or intravenous alfaxalone in mute swans (Cygnus olor) presenting at a wildlife veterinary hospital. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 48(5) 716-724

Baldrey, V. (2021) Approaches to common conditions of the gastrointestinal tract in pet hamsters. Companion animal 26 (2) 1-6

Baldrey, V (2020) How to approach to the bird with respiratory signs. Companion Animal 25(6) 194-198.

Baldrey, V (2020) Guide to using antibiotics in pet birds. In Practice 42(7) 396-404

Swaffield, M., Hedley, J., Stapleton, N., Priestnall, S., Suárez-Bonnet, A., Baldrey V. (2019) Bilateral capital physeal dysplasia in a ferret (Mustela putorius furo) treated with femoral head ostectomy. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine 31 49-52

Davendralingam, N., Davendralingam, I, Stidworthy, M. F., Baldrey, V., Peters L. M., Stapleton, N. (2017) Transmission of Mycobacterium xenopi to a pet albino ferret (Mustela putorius furo) from a domestic aquarium. The Veterinary Record. 181(7) 169

Baldrey, V. (2017) Orchiectomy of a Cape Porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis). Veterinary Record Case Reports

Baldrey, V & Panto, B (2017) How to perform a vasectomy in a domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo). Companion Animal 22(4) 233-237

Baldrey, V., Verghese, R., Wernery, U., and Bailey, T. (2012) Acute phase proteins in three healthy antelope species. The Veterinary Record 170 (2) 54


Conference papers:

T. Dolenšek, V. Baldrey, J. Hedley, A. Chardas. (2022) Botryomycosis causing synovitis and osteomyelitis in a domestic rabbit. AAVLD conference October 2022.

Robson, L., Hedley, J. & Baldrey, V. (2022) Heterotropic ossification in the carpal bones of a 2 year old female Bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps). Poster presentation. ICARE conference April 2022.

Kim, K., Baldrey, V., Pegram, C. Church, D., Brodbelt, D & O’Neill, D. (2021) Veterinary health information on hamsters for clinicians: a VetCompass perspective. BSAVA

Baldrey, V. (2014) Alfaxalone as an anaesthetic induction agent in mute swans (Cygnus olor). BVZS Autumn Conference, Lancaster, UK

Baldrey, V., Bailey, T., Gough, S., Hyland, K., Robinson, D. and Baverstock, W. (2011) Intestinal shell impactions in rehabilitated Hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in the UAE: Vicki Baldrey. Poster presentation. BVZS Autumn Conference, Cheshire.


Vicki is involved in teaching in the clinical environment for undergraduate students at the Beaumont Sainsbury Animal Hospital. She also teaches on the BVetMed and VN course, the MSc(WAH) and BSc WAB module. She has lectured at continuing professional development meetings and conferences across the UK in the field of exotic pet medicine.

Vicki's clinical interests include avian medicine and surgery and wildlife medicine.

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