Comprehensive and Preventive Care
Dr. Karyn Cook and Dr. Shari Bearrow have a unique skill set to care for exotic pets at AWVH. They work with reptiles, pocket pets, birds of prey, chickens and more! Imaging modalities available for other species, such as digital x-ray, are also available for exotic species. Some in-house bloodwork is performed, and other laboratory work is sent out.
- Wellness examinations
- Ferret vaccinations
- Toenail and wing trims
- Husbandry and nutrition consultation
- Behavioral consultation
Surgery for exotic pets is available at AWVH with the same anesthesia monitoring that is received by other species.
- Spays and neuters for rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents
- Tumor removal
- Orthopedic repair for fractures
- Oral examination
- Tooth trimming for rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents
- Simple tooth extractions
Basic blood work is available in-house for exotic pets including avian DNA and gender analysis. Complete blood panels for exotic species are sent out for more species-specific analysis.
There is a dedicated room for exotic species boarding at All West. We encourage all boarding exotic pets to bring their own cage, bedding, food and dishes to minimize stress associated with environment changes.
- Special diets accommodated
- Temperature controlled facility
- Heat lamps
Exotic species can benefit from acupuncture for problems such as feather picking and poor appetite.