Exotic Animal Veterinarian

Exotic Animal Veterinarian in McMurray, PA

At Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic, our team has the advanced training, tools, and technology to care for a variety of exotic animals, also known as zoological companion pets. These small animals, reptiles, and birds require specialized care due to the unique needs of their delicate systems. Annual exams are vital as exotic pets go to great lengths to hide signs of illness. As your exotic animal veterinarian in McMurray PA, we have decades of experience providing the highest level of care for these special creatures.

Small Mammals Veterinarian in McMurray

Small animals, or pocket pets, often have short life spans and require additional vet visits throughout the year to ensure proper health. At our small animal veterinarian in McMurray, we love to care for rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, mice, chinchillas and ferrets (sorry, no hedgehogs). In addition to regular wellness exams with blood work to screen for silent diseases, small animals may need more frequent dental examinations with imaging. Rabbits, chinchillas, rats and guinea pigs are especially prone to dental disease, which can be detrimental if left untreated. Neutering and spaying your Rabbits can keep them healthier longer. 

McMurray Reptile Veterinarian

We welcome turtles, small snakes, and lizards, including bearded dragons, iguanas, chameleons and geckos. If you have recently added a reptile to your animal family, we recommend scheduling a visit at our McMurray reptile veterinarian as soon as possible, ideally within 48 hours of adoption. Because these cold-blooded creatures are so adept at hiding illness, diagnostic testing is crucial. The results from blood work, fecal testing, bacterial cultures, and imaging allow us to catch the disease early for the most successful treatment. If the animal is perfectly healthy, the results create a baseline that we will use for comparison as your pet ages each year.

McMurray Bird Veterinarian

Birds are beautiful and great companions, unfortunately, they are prone to a number of illnesses, especially those that affect the feathers, eyes and respiratory tracts. Bird illnesses are highly contagious and often affect newly adopted birds due to changes in the environment. As your McMurray bird veterinarian, we encourage you to bring your bird in its cage for a comprehensive wellness exam. Because so many diseases, such as zinc toxicity, stem from improper habitat, examining the bird's dishes, perches and overall space helps us diagnose illness and guide you in proper care. Our vets are able to treat most regular-sized pet birds, including parrots, budgies, Macaws and chickens.

Appointments at Our McMurray Animal Hospital

Once you notice signs of illness in an exotic pet, the illness is likely far progressed. Early detection keeps your pet healthy. Call today for an appointment at our McMurray animal hospital, Pleasant Valley Veterinary Clinic: 724-941-5484.

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Tuesday:

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  • "Dr. Hart and Madison were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING with my dog. Both of them made me comfortable the entire time. My dog can be a bit overwhelming to those that don't know her because she LOVES people. I kept apologizing for her wanting to be hugged and so excited. It can be embarrassing sometimes. They both assured me that it wasn't a problem and they both actually showed love to her. That really made my heart happy! Thank you all so much I really appreciate it."
    Maranda A.
  • "Wonderful visit! Caring Doctors and staff really make this a top shop vet office. Recommend without reservation!"
    Elizabeth L.
  • "Less than 24 hours after our visit, our dog's symptoms have improved dramatically! He is feeling a lot better already. This is why we always turn to PVVC!"
    Raina C.
  • "We took our bunnies to Dr. Hart and she was the best! One of them had an infection and Dr. Hart was so sweet and gentle with her in her treatment. My son had been very distressed about the situation and she treated him so nicely. We will definitely be back!"
    Annissa F.
  • "My Harley loves going here because he feels loved back by everyone. Dr Mike takes very good care of him."
    Jan R.