Sean Wensley is a Senior Vet at the UK veterinary charity, the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA). He chairs the Animal Welfare Working Group of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe and was President of the British Veterinary Association from 2015 – 2016. He has contributed to animal welfare and conservation projects around the world and is a Director of Vet Sustain.

In 2017 Sean received the inaugural World Veterinary Association (WVA) Global Animal Welfare Award for Europe. His first book Through a Vet’s Eyes: How We Can All Choose a Better Life for Animals was published on 28th April 2022.

Outside of work, Sean loves to spend his time in nature birdwatching!

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Exotics or NTCAs: What should you call the ‘weird’ pets?

You may have heard us mention these types of animals on Veterinary Ramblings before: they include hedgehogs, sugar gliders, and many other small furry friends – often called ‘exotic’.

But why do we call them exotic? Is this term really accurate? And what does it mean for owners of these animals?

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