VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital

Exotics

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.

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

For medical emergencies during regular hospital hours, please call our hospital at (817) 237-1267. When possible, we ask that you call ahead so that we may better prepare for your pet's treatment. Outside of our hospital hours, we refer clients to one of the following fine facilities:

Metro West Animal Hospital
3201 Hulen Street
Fort Worth Texas 76107
817-731-3734
http://metrowestvet.com

VCA Fort Worth Animal Medical Center
8331 W. Freeway
Fort Worth, Texas 76116
817-560-8387
http://www.vcahospitals.com/fort-worth

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