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A Tale of Two Uteruses: Case Study


“Sister” rabbits Buddy (3 1/2 years old) and Holly (5 years old) came in together for their spays. Buddy, a Holland Lop, had been examined previously and diagnosed with E. Cuniculi, ear infection, tear duct inflammation, and cataracts, but is being treated for all those issues of concern and was found healthy for surgery. Holly […]



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The RHDV-2 Vaccine is HERE, and MANDATORY!


Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV-2) On October 20, 2021, the Office of the State Veterinarian for South Carolina approved the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Veterinary Biologics’ (USDA CVB) recommendation for emergency use authorization for an unlicensed, experimental Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Vaccine Serotype 2. Because this disease is highly contagious and fatal and […]



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An RHDV-2 Vaccine is Coming!


Excellent news for rabbit owners! We just got word that an experimental RHDV-2 vaccine developed in the US has been approved for use in South Carolina. We are thrilled that we will not have to wait for a diagnosed case in our state to import the international vaccine, but instead be proactive in preventing the […]



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A Killer Top Ten List


Many of the problems we see in birds and exotic pets are preventable. The best way to ensure your pet’s health, happiness, and longevity is having a qualified veterinarian perform a wellness exam with appropriate diagnostics such as parasite screens soon after bringing your new pet into your family and biannually after the first checkup. […]



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Karma Chameleon: Case Study


This tiny chameleon came to us because after only 1 day of ownership, his new family noticed he was favoring his right rear leg. Upon examination, we found the leg was not only swollen but broken, and created a tape splint to hold things in place while the little one heals. It has stayed solidly […]



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Chill Vibes: Cryosurgery in Exotic Pet Medicine


The tooth will set you free Ted (or Tedward to his friends) was adopted by his loving family from a home that was not feeding him an appropriate diet. Due to this he had severe periodontal disease (inflammation and damage of the tooth socket and ligaments) as well as stomatitis (irritation of the gingival and […]



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The Heat is On


Summer in the South can be brutal, and with so many families moving here from around the country, they and their pets may be in for a big surprise. As we all know it’s not just the heat, it’s the humidity! Some pets enjoy extreme temperatures, but most of our exotic pets are not native […]



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RHDV-2: What’s That?


As we all now know, viruses are very difficult to keep in one place. Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) is a calicivirus that has been associated with rabbit populations in China and Europe, but had never been an issue here in the US. Unfortunately, that changed recently with the discovery of a variant that affects […]



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Exotic Vet Care’s Online Pharmacy: What’s That?


When your pet needs a medication, he needs it right away. We fill all initial prescriptions in-house so you have what you need to start your pet’s treatment immediately and get on the road to recovery. With refills or supplements, you are able to plan ahead and order before you need them, so many clients […]



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Dr. Biascoechea Maintains His Board Certification in Avian Practice


CHARLESTON, SC – Jose Biascoechea, a veterinarian from Mt. Pleasant, has successfully maintained certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) specializing in Avian Practice. ABVP requires Diplomates to maintain certification every ten years. This process demonstrates that Diplomates have kept up with changes and advancements in veterinary practice. ABVP is […]



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