Care for Reptiles & Small Mammals in Rothesay
We know that caring for your exotic pet requires knowledge and experience, so rest assured that your pet is in good hands.
Our team is dedicated to providing reptiles and small mammals with proper care so they can have long and healthy lives. We are also here for you whenever your pets are not feeling well.
Our Rothesay veterinary professionals provide preventive and medical care for reptiles, and small mammals and can provide you with the information you need to keep your exotic pet looking and feeling great.
FAQs for Care of Exotic Pets
At Fairvale Animal Hospital, we provide routine wellness and preventive care services for your exotic pet. Exotic pets can also be seen for medical or behavioural concerns.
- Wellness & Preventive Care
Much like cats and dogs, exotic pets benefit from regular veterinary care to help them live long, happy, and healthy life. Our vets are trained in the unique care and husbandry needs and veterinary treatment of these species.
During the initial wellness visit, our vet will review your pet’s housing, nutrition, and care. A physical exam will be performed. Our vet will discuss any husbandry, health, or behaviour concerns with you and answer any questions you might have. Recommendations will be tailored to the needs of your pet and its family.
- What can I expect at an exotic appointment?
When you bring your exotic pet in for a routine exam, we will assess its overall health. We will perform a physical examination, recommend the appropriate preventive care, and answer any questions you may have about your pet to help ensure its health and longevity.
- Sick Pet Appointments & Daytime Emergencies
Exotic pets with health or behaviour concerns can be seen by our vet. If possible, please call (506) 847-7519 in advance to determine the availability of our veterinarian. As we have only one veterinarian available for exotic pets, we highly recommend contacting us in advance to confirm her availability.
- What is an exotic mammal?
Exotic mammals are small animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, chinchillas, rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils. Many exotic pets are prey species in the wild and consequently can be very good at hiding the signs of illness until it is quite advanced, which is why preventive veterinary care is so important.
- What are reptiles?
Reptiles are air-breathing vertebrates. Covered in special skin made of bony plates, hard scales or a combination of both, they regularly shed an outer layer of skin. These can include iguanas, tortoises, lizards, turtles, snakes and more.
To give your pet reptile the best chance at a healthy life, its habitat and diet must be meticulously maintained. Preventive care is critical.
Exotics We Treat
At Fairvale Animal Hospital, we provide dedicated veterinary care for many types of exotic pets, including:
Rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, and others.
Lizards, turtles and tortoises, snakes, and others.