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(In addition to the notes below, we offer diets from Oxbow Hays for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, and rodent species. See out links page for further information!)

Exotic Health Services

 

This is a very diverse group extending from the smallest of rodents (mice, gerbils) to animals such as bobcats, servals, and other species that you would normally find in Zoological Parks. As a rule, maintaining these animals in a “pet” environment is not advised.

 

I should mention here that anesthesia is often needed in this group for even the simplest of examinations. I take great care with each pet and use the safest methods possible for each species. This improves the risk for the patient while not totally eliminating the risk.

 

In addition, species in this group that are similar to dogs and cats have the same services available for them.

 

Wellness Program.  This program emphasizes care that prevents illnesses rather than waiting for an illness to strike. In general, as pet care improves, the quality of life of the pet and its owner also improves.

  1. Comprehensive Physical Examinations.
  2. Routine intestinal parasite checks done twice annually
  3. Nutritional Counseling
  4. Routine blood work screening starting at 2 years of age and becoming an annual part of the program when the pet reaches 6 years of age.
  5. Routine urinalysis on the same schedule as #6 above.
  6. Routine chest and abdominal radiographs (x-rays) done every 1-2 years.

Surgery. As for us, surgery is occasionally needed for our pets. Our surgical suite features a LASER SURGERY UNIT, a positive pressure ventilator, EKG monitor, breathing monitor, as well as a portable heart rate and blood pressure monitor.

  1. Ovariohysterectomies (spays) and neuters
  2. Laceration repair and abscess treatments
  3. Tumor removal and biopsies
  4. Orthopedic or bone surgery
  5. Abdominal surgery
  6. Eye/ear surgery
  7. Reproductive surgery
  8. Oral/Periodontal surgery including management of overgrown teeth in rodents and rabbits.

Laboratory and Diagnostic Services.  Early detection of disease is often due to lab work. We offer:

  1. In house laboratory for blood chemistry, complete blood counts, fecal examinations.
  2. Outside laboratory for more sophisticated testing with access to specialists in various areas of exotic medicine and surgery.
  3. Diagnostic ultrasound.
  4. Full radiological (x-ray) services
  5. Endoscopy
  6. Electrocardiography for heart related problems.
  7. MedRx Vetscope for detailed exams and photographic record of health issues. 

Anesthesia.  Never totally without risk, anesthesia is utilized on a case by case basis. Age, species, breed, and physical condition dictate the anesthetic of choice. We utilize the safest of the anesthetic protocols. We also use heart, respiratory, and blood pressures monitors, where possible, while our patients are under anesthesia. Agan, this is an area that is often used more in exotics in the examination phase, too.

Pharmacy. We maintain an inventory of pharmaceuticals and vitamins to meet you pet's individual needs.

Emergency Care:  Please call our main telephone number for instructions for after-hour emergencies

 

 




 



Animal Medical Services P.C.
2918 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Evansville, IN 47712
Phone: 812-423-2000
Fax: 812-423-2645

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