Exceptional Care for Non-Traditional Pets
We are fortunate to be able to see and treat all sorts of different animals at Animal Medical Center. Because we believe that all pets benefit from high-quality, consistent care, we are happy to provide veterinary medicine for exotic pets.
What Is An Exotic Pet?
The term “exotic pet” describes all other companion animals besides cats or dogs. It takes a great deal of training and expertise for a veterinarian to be able to see, treat, and handle such a wide variety of pets. The needs of certain exotic pets can vary drastically, and providing species-specific care requires extensive research, interest, passion, and skill.
Dr. Carroll is uniquely qualified to help owners of the following exotic pets:
- Guinea pigs
- Non-venomous snakes
Maintaining a preventive approach to the health of your exotic pet can make all the difference to their long-term wellness and quality of life. Let us know what kind of exotic pet you have (or are considering), and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment for them. Because meeting the needs of some exotic pets can have a learning curve for first-time owners, we are always here to help.
Exotic pets have specialized needs. In addition to a safe, clean habitat, they benefit from a balanced diet full of vitamins and nutrients. Many also require daily interaction and socialization opportunities.
Our veterinary services for exotic pets always start with a routine wellness exam. Ideally, we are introduced to your exotic pet soon after you first bring them home, and then once a year after that. A thorough nose-to-tail exam focuses on establishing a baseline of overall health. As your pet ages, we can compare current and future results with previous findings. Any changes or abnormalities can reveal certain health conditions that may need immediate treatment.
We take a close look at your exotic pet’s weight and nutritional needs. Certain laboratory testing and disease screening may be necessary to ensure they are as healthy as possible, and safe for your family to live with and handle. We may discuss the needs for vaccinations and parasite control, behavior, nail or teeth trimming, and much more.
Every Pet Needs a Vet!
We are always so happy to meet new friends, and exotic pets are no exception! You can rest assured that Dr. Carroll will go the extra mile to give your exotic pet the considerate, compassionate attention they require.