Ashley Clayton

BVSc MRCVS

Ashley qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2018. After graduating she initially worked in mixed practice, followed by a stint in emergency practice alongside working as an intern in a wildlife hospital, before undertaking her current positions as an assistant vet for two large zoological collections and as the lead vet at a British wildlife hospital.

Ashley has also worked on conservation projects overseas with raptors and African painted dogs, and has a keen interest in all aspects of wildlife and conservation medicine, one health and animal welfare. She is currently working towards her certificate in advanced veterinary practice in zoological medicine.

Outside of work Ashley is a keen Formula 1 fan and also enjoys sea kayaking and travelling in her spare time.

Latest articles by Ashley Clayton

Why are there so many urban foxes?
Wildlife
Why are there so many urban foxes?
The European red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is one of the most commonly seen wildlife species in the  UK. When found in urban areas, they are also known colloquially as the ‘urban fox’. What many do not realise, however, is tha…
December 1, 2021 • 1 shares
Can I help hedgehogs going into hibernation?
Wildlife
Can I help hedgehogs going into hibernation?
European hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) are one of the most unique wild animals that roam in the UK. Sadly their numbers are in dramatic decline and they are listed as vulnerable to extinction on the red list for Britai…
October 19, 2021 • 72 shares
Could rabies really be eliminated?
News and Comment
Could rabies really be eliminated?
28th September is World Rabies Day 2021. So our vet blogger Ashley has been looking into the prospect of a rabies-free world. Is it possible? How could it be done? Why even should we try?…
September 27, 2021 • 18 shares
What rabbits are cheapest to insure?
Pet Insurance
What rabbits are cheapest to insure?
Pet insurance is increasingly becoming more popular amongst animal owners to ensure they can pay for treatment should their animal fall ill. When we talk about pet insurance most people commonly think of dogs, cats and h…
September 19, 2021 • 38 shares
Can you catch any diseases from pet rats?
Rat
Can you catch any diseases from pet rats?
Domestic rats make wonderful pets. They are incredibly intelligent, playful creatures who can enjoy nothing more than exploring their surroundings. Many owners have great bonds with their pet rats and handling of these r…
August 17, 2021 • 22 shares
Settling in a new rabbit - advice from a vet
New Pet
Settling in a new rabbit - advice from a vet
Rabbits make great pets, and getting a new rabbit is an exciting experience for all involved. It can be overwhelming thinking about all the things your new addition needs to be happy and healthy. So we have put together…
August 1, 2021 • 47 shares
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