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.
species in this group that are similar to dogs and cats have the
same services available for them.
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.
- Comprehensive Physical Examinations.
- Routine intestinal parasite checks done twice annually
- Nutritional Counseling
- Routine blood work screening starting at 2 years of age and
becoming an annual part of the program when the pet reaches 6 years
- Routine urinalysis on the same schedule as #6 above.
- Routine chest and abdominal radiographs (x-rays) done every 1-2
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.
- Ovariohysterectomies (spays) and neuters
- Laceration repair and abscess treatments
- Tumor removal and biopsies
- Orthopedic or bone surgery
- Abdominal surgery
- Eye/ear surgery
- Reproductive surgery
- Oral/Periodontal surgery including management of overgrown teeth in
rodents and rabbits.
Early detection of disease is often due to lab work. We offer:
- In house laboratory for blood chemistry, complete blood counts,
- Outside laboratory for more sophisticated testing with access to
specialists in various areas of exotic medicine and surgery.
- Diagnostic ultrasound.
- Full radiological (x-ray) services
- Electrocardiography for heart related problems.
- 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