VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital is proud to offer optimum wellness care programs for birds, small mammals, reptiles and other exotic pets. We also treat small ruminants such as sheep and goats. Our services for exotics range from wellness examinations and DNA gender testing to surgery and critical care.
In order to survive attacks from their predators, exotic animals normally conceal their illnesses in the wild. As a result, their medical problems often go unnoticed for too long. By the time the owner recognizes that there is a problem with his or her exotic pet, the condition is often extremely serious. Lakeside Animal Hospital recommends physical examinations twice a year to check for health problems plus annual monitoring to check for nutritional and husbandry-related conditions.
After acquiring your new exotic pet, a complete veterinary examination is strongly recommended. This exam includes a thorough physical examination, husbandry and nutritional consultation, and disease screening and laboratory testing if necessary. Before bringing any pet into your home, you want to make sure that he or she is healthy.
If your exotic pet needs intensive care or hospitalization, you want to be sure that your veterinary hospital is specifically equipped to care for exotic species. At Lakeside Animal Hospital, we have the equipment, training and know-how necessary to treat your exotic pet.