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.
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.