VCA Village Animal Hospital


Our very own Dr. Paredes has a special interest in exotic and small mammals (pocket pets). She developed a keen interest in exotic and small mammal medicine when she started veterinary school and has done a lot of additional study in this area. It is critical with small pocket pets (bunnies, birds, and exotics) that the doctor really be current on their medicine and work on these species all the time - they are very fragile and only shows signs of illness when they are already really sick. Time is often critical in getting positive recovery.

Dr. Paredes is able to do dentistry, radiographs, ultrasound, lab work, and surgery for these pets. She recently removed a mass from a pet Rat named "Whiska" who is just very happy at home now.

Below are pictures of a Guinea Pig she is currently treating for an eating disorder.

The pictures show Dr. Paredes listening to it's lungs/heart and checking it's mouth, teeth, eyes and ears.

Weighing it on a special Gram scale for exotics. This has to be completely accurate due to their medication / weigh requirements. No room for error here!

And, giving it hugs for being such a good boy!


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

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.