Exotic Pet medicine and surgery
Unlike many local veterinary hospitals, we have a full range of services available for ferrets, iguanas, hamsters, snakes, and other small companions.
Your ferret should be examined yearly by a veterinarian, including a stool sample to check for parasites.
Vaccines against common ailments are available for ferrets, and we’ll be happy to discuss your options during your visit.
Ferrets have certain common health problems, such as gastrointestinal disease (diarrhea), parasites, and cancer.
And as any ferret owner knows, ferrets are inquisitive creatures by nature and frequently ingest objects they shouldn’t. Any loss of appetite or abnormal behavior should alert you to a potential problem and the need for veterinary consultation.
Rats, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs and Hamsters
Your tiny furry friends require veterinary attention too!
You’ll want to bring your little pet to see us if he or she stops eating, appears quieter than normal, exhibits discharge from the eyes or nose, and/or develops a lump on its body.
Did you know that the teeth grow continuously in these small animals and often require attention?
Rabbits are susceptible to a variety of conditions including hairballs, overgrown teeth, parasites, and cancer.
If your rabbit stops eating, appears overly quiet, experiences discharge from the eyes and/or nose, you’ll want to bring him or her in to see us as quickly as possible.
These interesting and entertaining creatures frequently succumb to bad nutrition, so we strongly advise you to set up a nutritional consultation with our veterinarians. Because reptiles hide their illnesses so well, they can be ill for months or even years before it’s apparent to their owners.
Also, reptile owners should be aware that their scaled friends can look healthy even though they may be carrying diseases which can infect the people who handle them.
To prevent these issues, we recommend annual exams, including laboratory work such as blood tests and fecal evaluations.