John Chitty is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Advanced Practitioner in Zoological Medicine. He qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1990 and gained a RCVS Certificate in Zoological Medicine in 2000. Dr. Chitty is co-director of a small animal/exotics practice in Andover, Hampshire (United Kingdom) with 100% avian/exotics/small mammal caseload, both referral and first opinion: Anton Vets. He is consultant to seven zoological collections, a commercial laboratory, and the Great Bustard Reintroduction project. Dr. Chitty has co-edited three texts on avian medicine, one on rabbit surgery, and he is co-author of a textbook on tortoise medicine, Essentials of Tortoise Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Chitty is also the author of various book chapters and papers on a range of species.
John Chitty served as the 2015-2017 President of the European Association of Avian Veterinarians and he was also President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association from 2017-18. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine and is a Trustee of Vetlife.
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