We see exotic mammals!
Exotic animals have not been traditionally kept as pets for nearly as long as dogs or cats, which can make their care in captivity more of a challenge. They often have special husbandry and diet requirements, which, when inadequate, can lead to illness. In addition, our exotic pets tend to mask and hide signs of disease better than dogs or cats, which means they’re often sicker when owners notice they have a problem. Taking your exotic pet to a veterinarian with the experience, resources, and knowledge beyond dog and cat medicine to treat these unique pets is critical.
All of our veterinarians are very passionate about exotic pet medicine and care! Our veterinarians understand how to handle, examine, perform tests, and provide treatment for exotic mammals of all shapes and sizes. Our practice also invests in training our staff of assistants and registered technicians (RVT) in appropriate restraint and husbandry, which is important for the safety and health of your pet.
Our Knowledge and Expertise
Our veterinarians have an extensive knowledge base and background regarding the care and treatment of exotic pets. We also have veterinarians who are members of:
These memberships keep our veterinarians on the cutting edge of new procedures and treatments for these unique species.
Check out one of the smallest teeth we have removed from a sugar glider that had a tooth root abscess!
Arbor View has a dedicated exotic patient hospital ward and specialized equipment needed to appropriately work with these patients. Should your pet require hospitalization or surgery, we have specific enclosures to provide supplemental heat, humidity, and oxygen, we can keep prey and predator species separate, and we also isolate our exotic species away from our dog and cat patients, which is important to reduce stress on an already stressed patient. Arbor View also has many medications, vitamins, and food supplements specifically used in exotic pets available at our clinic to ensure we have what your pet needs when they become ill.
How to prepare for your appointment:
1. Make sure you bring your pet in an easily transportable container, carrier or crate to protect them from injury or escape. If you’re unsure of the best way to bring your pet to our hospital safely please call or text us and we would be happy to help you!
2. Make sure you fill out our husbandry questionnaire prior to your appointment. This questionnaire is typically texted to the primary number we have on file prior to your visit. This completed form will help your veterinarian review your pets husbandry prior to their appointment and possibly determine an underlying cause for your pets medical condition based on their home care and environment.
Caring medicine for all animals.
Monday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm