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Finding quality veterinary care for pet birds, rodents, and reptiles is not easy. But here at Pleasant View and Juniata Veterinary Clinics, the most exceptional veterinarians in Lewistown and Mifflintown, we not only serve the needs of exotic pets and their owners, we do so with specialized knowledge, training and care.
To become an exotic pet veterinarian requires mastering a different set of skills and an expanded repertoire of knowledge than dealing with just traditional pets. In fact, our veterinarians are experts in the biology, nutritional requirements and behaviors of species numbering in the hundreds. Our veterinarians examine exotic pets using the same basic process as for domestic pets, but because of exotics’ differences, an exam for each animal must be tailored to its unique species.
Pet birds are one of the more frequent exotic visitors to our clinic. Our avian veterinarians handles both routine and emergency visits, but good basic care from owners helps to avoid more serious problems. Our veterinarians are experts in avian behavior and nutrition. This includes the nuances that might mean your pet is ill, since most birds hide their symptoms as an instinctive measure of self-protection. Whether your bird needs a periodic trimming or has something more serious, it will get the very best in avian care.
The pet rodent groups our veterinarians treat include guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, rabbits, mice and gerbils. Otherwise known as “pocket pets,” these little animals are relatively easy to care for, but the downside is, their lives are comparatively short. The two things we see most often in the pocket group are upper respiratory infections and tumors. We will be happy to help you understand your pet’s needs including diet, habitat and exercise.
Reptiles are one of the trickiest pets for owners to care for properly. Our veterinarians have a lot of experience treating turtles, snakes, lizards and many more reptiles. The key factors for a healthy reptile are proper environment/habitat, temperature, humidity level and nutrition, and each reptile species has different needs. Since there are so many species, we encourage you to visit the clinic and get advice from our exotic pet veterinarians on how to care for your pet reptile.
Finding an exotic pet veterinarian is not easy. Finding an experienced, competent exotic pet veterinarian is even harder. Our veterinarians in Lewistown and Mifflintown are here to provide expert care for all pet birds, rodents and reptiles. Let us be your exotic pet care partner. Give us a call today.