Rodent Medicine

This category includes guinea pigs, rats & chinchillas

Here, At the Vets we love all creatures great and small and the smaller the better as far as Helen is concerned! Guinea pigs, rats, mice, chinchillas- we love them all.

We are confident with medicine, routine surgery such as desexing, more complex surgery such as lump removals, imaging, dentistry and of course anaesthesia. Our experienced nurses and specialised equipment allow us to provide a safe and high standard of care for these patients.

Unlike rabbits, these rodents don’t need vaccinations, but we do recommend regular health checks to make sure they are in tip top condition and their health and welfare needs are being met. They are small and delicate, with shorter lifespans than our other pets which means that things can change quickly and prevention or early detection of disease is very important.

Talk to Helen if you have any questions or need advice on your pet rodents.

Emergency Out of Hours Clinic

At the Vets is a member of the Christchurch After Hours Veterinary Clinic.
You are welcome to use the After Hours clinic if there is an emergency with your pet at any time that At the Vets is closed. After Hours will forward us your pet’s treatment history so we can continue their care.

The After Hours Veterinary Clinic telephone number is

03 366 1052

The After Hours clinic is located at 146 Antigua Street, Christchurch.
(on the Disraeli Street corner)

Our opening times

Monday to Friday 8.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday 9.00am – 3.00pm
Sundays and Public Holidays Closed