Our vets are experienced in dealing with a range of exotic and children’s pets.   We regularly see pets such as chinchillas, rats, mice, and guinea pigs.  Lizards and turtles are more occasional visitors.

We have the equipment required to perform safe anaesthesia and surgery on these species.

Our vets frequently perform dental work on guinea pigs, chinchillas and rats, and we are happy to spay or neuter your pet.  We use special heated anaesthetic circuits to keep small pets warm during anaesthesia and surgery.    Our vets can advise you on the best nutrition to keep your pet healthy.

We also regularly see and treat wildlife at the clinic.

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Skin disease and parasites are common findings in these species

Here is a Guinea pig with a mite infestation:

 

BIRDS:  Avian patients are just as susceptible as dogs and cats to developing problems.  Their thin, light skeleton makes them highly prone to broken bones and their inquisitive nature prone to toxicities and accidents.

As most birds are prey species they are very good at hiding signs of disease, until it is very advanced.  Some diseases such as Psitticosis can also affect humans, so it is important for your own health to get them checked out.   Here at the clinic we can perform basic maintenance procedures such as wing, nail and beak trimming, and our blood analysers can run samples from birds.  If your feathered friend seems a little off, our vets are more than happy to examine them and offer general advice on husbandry as well as perform various tests to identify the problem.

Liz has completed courses in backyard poultry production and can help with your pet chickens.

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