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About Valley Vets

About Valley Vets

Posted by Valley Vets, Find a Vet Cardiff, Avian & exotic vet Tariq Abou-Zahr on 23/1/2024

Here is some information about Valley Vets in Cardiff.

Name of Vets: Valley Vets Ltd

Address: New Valley Vets Hospital - Unit 2C, Gwaelod-y-garth, Cardiff. CF15 9AA.

Tel: 02920 529444



The group was established in the 1940's and has had a presence in Cardiff since the 1980s.


Avian & exotic vet Tariq Abou-Zahr BVSc CertAVP(ZooMed) DipECZM(Avian) MRCVS , formally at Great Western Exotics in Swindon, was the last resident of renowned avian vet Neil Forbes. Tariq is an EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine (Avian Medicine & Surgery)

From Cardiff originally, he has recently moved to the practice and has a particular interest in avian and exotic animal cases, especially Parrots.

In July 2019, Valley Vets will open a brand new hospital a few minutes from J32 of the M4.

The new hospital will feature:

  • An avian/exotic animal department within it there will be…
  • Separate avian ward
  • Individual kennels for Parrots with a ventilation extraction system to prevent cross contamination
  • The ability to perform x-rays, CT scans and several inhouse diagnostic tests, endoscopy, nebulisation and many other avian veterinary services
  • A dedicated avian and exotic animal operating theatre
  • Dedicated avian/exotic animal waiting area and consulting rooms
  • Separate exotic department away from barking dogs
  • Dedicated avian/reptile ward including extracted kennels to minimise risk of disease spread
  • Dedicated avian/exotic isolation ward
  • CT Scanner, In-house lab, x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy

Tariq will see both general practitioner avian cases as well as referrals from other veterinary practices.

Tariq is a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians.

If you’d like to make an appointment with Valley Vets please use the links above.