Exotics

There are plenty of critters that become loved members of our families. Recently, animals other than dogs, cats, or livestock, have become increasingly popular! Most people don't realize that routine examinations are important for these exotic pets too.

*We do not accepts birds as patients, but will be happy to suggest an avian veterinarian for you*

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We strongly advise researching the care of an exotic pet prior to purchase. You should never purchase an exotic pet on impulse or fall for the marketing line that they make "easy-care, low-maintenance" pets. While this may be the case, many of these pets have special requirements that must be met to live a long, healthy life. Once you have acquired your new pet, we recommend that you bring him/her in for a thorough physical examination to help ensure that your new pet is healthy. Routine, preventative examinations are recommended annually thereafter.

The veterinarians at Cedarcrest Animal Hospital would love to help take care of these specials creatures. Dr. Qualls and Dr. Chase have pursued additional training and education to be able to care for the medical and surgical needs of a variety of small exotics.