Exotic Pet Medicine and Surgery

Our veterinarians are experienced in providing specialized care and treatment for exotic companion animals, including ferrets, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, iguanas, rabbits, and snakes. We understand their unique health needs and can provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical services, as well as counseling on nutrition, behavior, and general care.

Exotic/Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery

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At The Veterinary Hospital of Davidson we are proud to offer services to our non-traditional pets including small mammals (rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, hedgehogs, gerbils, chinchillas, rats, mice, and sugar gliders) and reptiles.  Dr. Marlowe and Dr. Forward spent extra time during their veterinary training to specifically focus on exotic animal medicine and are excited to offer this service.

Small mammals and reptiles can become ill and rapidly decline in less than 24 hours.  Therefore, if your pet seems sick it should receive prompt medical attention.  When you first adopt you your exotic pet, our veterinarian  should perform a thorough exam to assess its health and to discuss husbandry requirements.  As well, annual physical exams are as crucial in non-traditional pets as they are in dogs and cats.