What to Expect During Your Veterinary Visit

If the problem is severe, or if your methods don’t end the problem after two weeks of use, talk to your veterinarian. A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. Went thru 4 vets before I found him and my dogs have been seeing him for 7 years now. He sits on the review boards of several scientific and veterinary journals. Veterinary Management of Tortoises and Turtles Stuart McArthur, DVM sorry… To this date, he’s helped me out with Tokay Gecko nutrition, sticky pad issues, infection and parasites. Dr.

Crickets should not be longer than the length of the gecko’s head and generally should not be fed in excess of 4-6 per feeding. How do you go about finding the correct dosages for different medications, or even correct medications for different parasites? If you are looking for a herp-knowledgeable veterinarian in your area, a good place to start is by checking the list of members on the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarian (ARAV) web site at Ask if they would be willing to consult a specialist and ask for assistance. Scaly or furred, there is no excuse to not take a possibly sick or injured animal to an experienced veterinarian. Overheating an anesthetized snake can be rapidly fatal; overcooling may increase immunosuppression. Nova Online/Animal Hospital/Barbara Bonner NY Turtle & Tortoise Society: Asian Turtle Crisis Page NY Worms Commercial site; feeder insect supplies.

Don’t give up on herp veterinary medicine. I hope you can locate a qualified herp vet who is willing to come to your home and examine and treat her. She is a regular contributor to REPTILES magazine. These geckos are insectivores, though there might be the occasional small vertebrate taken as prey. Dr. This is a much more drastic procedure than removal of a portion of the shell gland, which will also prevent a snake from producing normal eggs. When in doubt, do not attempt to remove retained skin yourself.

My experience was vey positive, every person I met was warm, caring, and knowledgeable. All you really need to do is find a veterinarian who is willing to help you and your iguana, and who is also willing to take advantage of a consultation service. Blot off excess spray and then put the snake back into its cleaned and de-mited cage. Females are called does and males are referred to as bucks. That said, veterinarians are trained in general medicine, the different species and also organ systems (musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, skin, eyes, etc.). If you are looking for a herp-knowledgeable veterinarian in your area, a good place to start is by checking the list of members on the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarian (ARAV) website at The Rhino with Glue-On Shoes is an enjoyable read for those who love exotic animals.

He has published hundreds articles in scientific and veterinary journals, national magazines, newspapers, book chapters and is the Co-author/editor of the Saunder’s publication Reptile Medicine and Surgery. The veterinarian said this is the bone disease that bearded dragons get from not having enough UVB lights, which is why we bought a new one. Severe complications can arise when nutritional needs are not met. The doctors and staff welcome clients to tour the hospital facility. She is a regular contributor to REPTILES magazine. We also offer boarding for animals with chronic health conditions (i.e. Whatever your pet’s health care needs may be, VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital will be there for you.

To ensure that she gets a good start in life, find a good herp vet and make an appointment to have her examined. Your herp vet can also give your gecko fluids under the skin to help improve its hydration, which also helps with some cases of constipation. A gorgeous Terre Grande Giant Gecko! I serve as the resident herpetologist for the office and the company. I let her go till the next morning because I wasn’t sure what was going on. At our hospital we care about pets and their people. One of my girls, Quinn (she was the first leopard that I hatched), has almost stopped eating completely.

Burdeaux, and Dr. Simone-Freilicher and Dr. We work as a team to insure that your pet is receiving the best of care whether with routine yearly exams, vaccines, and tests or in the event of a crisis. Dr. Our veterinarians in San Francisco at Bay Area Bird Hospital treat thousands of avian/exotic patients each year. I was given the dosage by a reliable source and would like to administer it myself. He just emailed me and said that his pet has a lump on his foot and wants to know what it might be.

The following list of Veterinarians has been collected and recommended by Reptile / Turtle / Tortoise enthusiast and/or the Veterinarians Hospitals themselves.