I also now have a Twitter account (@Herpvet), facebook page and LinkedIn Page where I will post news and service updates as well as exotic animal info and links to interesting articles – please feel free to visit them, like/follow and/or leave any comments (on any of the sites). Also, don’t let the distance to a really qualified veterinarian deter you. This is a listing site made up completely of recommended vets. ABVP Diplomates have proven knowledge and expertise beyond what is required to practice veterinary medicine. When you go to vet school you don’t get to pick your species. If your vet knows so little about blue-tongues, are we certain that he knows for sure the blood work was “normal”? Comments: Dr.
Call 504.835.4266 to schedule your reptile’s first visit! Take your herp to the veterinarian, buy some UV lights, read up on this disease, and provide a better diet. If there’s an emergency, you want to make sure you can get your pet to the vet as quickly as possible. Every veterinary program includes some coursework on herptiles, because, as Melissa Kaplan notes, veterinarians are expected to have “passing familiarity” with reptiles. These are specific for different types of reptiles and minor deficiencies can result in major health problems. We love helping these pets, knowing that many patients are saved when we work with them to effect a successful treatment or cure. Of course, I had several dozen pets—mostly reptiles—and when they would get sick, it was painful to fork over money to a vet to try to get them fixed.
Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. I received several recommendations from friends when one of my balls had an upper respiratory infection. Frye, DVM This is the better bound version of Reptile Care (marketed to veterinarians) and may contain some revisions as it is described by the publisher as “2nd edition” Suggested for vet students or obsessive book collectors. I have 100% confidence in this doctor’s service. Using the most modern equipment, the patient’s vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures. If you cannot find someone with experience, see if you can locate a vet willing to utilize the consultation service offered by most of the larger veterinary diagnostic labs. We can perform a physical examination, answer any questions you may have about your pet, and discuss whether any changes in diet or at-home care are recommended to help ensure your pet’s health and longevity.
I followed his instructions and my collared lizard died 4 days later during the weekend. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with highest honors, at Ross University in St. In 1982, she joined with Dr. And what should be in a herp first aid kit? But, good first aid care can and should be employed whenever a herp suffers from an injury involving the skin and possibly the underlying tissues. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. Learning includes all facets of veterinary medicine from Laser surgery for the Docs, to microscopic sample examination for the Techs, to management and customer care for the Receptionists!
Regardless of species, all lizards can carry Salmonella bacteria; thus, their cages and feeding bowls should be kept away from human food, and any surface they have contact with outside of their enclosures should be disinfected. We use sevoflurane due to it’s increased safety. We offer exotic animal referrals to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton Massachusetts, and The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Saint Hyacinthe Quebec. Dr. You haven’t given me a lot to go on, but I’ll try to help you sort this out. Her current weight is about 1300 grams. Prior to our appointment, I was reading information on the Internet about this MBD so that I had the awareness of what the disease was and treatments.
If there is something you need, let us know, we can get it. Keeping pets is a privilege and ongoing responsibility, not a right. In the future, you may see vets promoting themselves at Reptile Trade Fairs following the recent success of these events in Melbourne and Sydney. Click here for some basic tutorials on safe venomous snake handling and restraint. All sites will open in a new window. Vets need lots of experience in treating exotic species to become a certified herp veterinarian, and the only way to accuire it is through practice. She went to veterinary school specifically to work with unusual species, and has focused her career on them ever since.
When the blood work and the stool sample results came back, the vet said my skink had neither parasites nor infections.