Owning an exotic pet can be a wonderful experience; however, exotic pets will most likely require veterinary care at some point in their lives. In order to treat exotic pets and birds, a distinctive set of skills is necessary, a skill set that not every vet possesses. For this reason, finding an experienced and caring exotic animal vet is essential. Dr. Hayhurst, the exotic animal specialist at the clinic, frequently treats pet rodents, birds, ferrets, and lizards (including chameleons). She has been treating exotic animals for a long time and has the experience and skill set necessary to treat many different types of exotic pets.
Although lizards may seem intimidating, when it comes to environmental and dietary needs, these animals are actually some of the most fragile creatures in nature. Since lizards are cold-blooded, they require a habitat with specific temperatures and humidity levels, as well as a diet that consists of a variety of healthy foods. Lizard care available at the clinic includes wellness exams, emergency treatment, dietary evaluations and other treatments as needed.
Just like felines, birds are inclined to mask their pain and hide illness, which is why it’s important for your avian pet to be under the care of a doctor who can recognize the signs and symptoms of an injury or illness. The avian care available at our clinic includes wellness care, emergency treatment, wing clipping, dietary evaluations, dietary advice and beak and foot care.
What To Expect During Your Visit
Wellness Exam: Dr. Wood will perform a full physical examination that includes checking your pet’s breathing and heart rate. Laboratory testing also may be ordered. At your pet’s wellness appointment, feel free to ask Dr. Wood questions, as she is always happy to help pet owners learn more about the animals they love.
Emergency and Urgent Care: When an emergency arises, fear strikes many pet owners. At the Brunswick Veterinary Clinic, we are familiar with a multitude of the emergencies that arise with an exotic animal. Therefore, once you arrive, we can take over to provide the medications and treatments that will help your pet move towards recovery.