Educating Pet Owners
- Ignorance is the greatest cause of disease
in exotic pets.
- History, husbandry and nutrition are critical to care of exotic
- Poor husbandry and nutrition are the primary cause of
- Much of our exam time is spent in educating clients about the
husbandry and nutritional needs of their exotic pet.
- Appointments are seen Monday through
- Routine care for local exotic pets
- Referral medicine and surgery services
- To make an appointment, please see the VMTH contact page.
- 24-hour emergency coverage, 7 days a week
is provided to all avian, reptile and small exotic mammal clients
(rabbits, rodents, ferrets).
- Large cats ( lions, tigers, servals) , new
world primates and other zoological pets (wallabies, kangaroos,
etc) may or may not be seen depending on the clinician on
General wildlife will be taken in between 8am and 10pm, 7 days a week. If you find
wildlife that you feel needs to be brought in after hours, please
contact one of the wildlife rehabilitators.
Otherwise, place the animal or bird in a box with a towel and keep
it in a warm dark environment until morning. It can then be dropped
off at the Small Animal Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital the
next day between 8 am and 10 pm.
NOTE: Healthy wild baby animals (including baby birds) are not
seen. Please contact one of our wildlife rehabilitators.
Services Available for Our Clients
- Yearly well-pet exams
- Heartworm preventative
- Behavior consultations
- Complete workups for sick pets
- Comprehensive bloodwork
- Rigid endoscopy
- CT scans
- Flexible endoscopy
- Surgery and anesthesia
- Critical Care
- Avian Behavioral
- Feather picking
Common reasons for referral
- Dental problems in rodents and rabbits
- Odontomas in Prairie Dogs
- Adrenal Disease in ferrets
- Behavioral problems in birds