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Fear-Free Practice: What’s That?


Birds and exotic pets are for the most part prey animals. This means that it is their instinctual nature to regard any type of restraint, handling, or examination as a threat to their lives. The fear response can trigger aggression as they desire nothing more than to escape to safety, can cause them to injure […]



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Otitis Media: What’s That?


Rabbits have big ears but it doesn’t mean that they can always hear well… Your rabbit has been diagnosed with bacterial middle ear disease (otitis media). What is this? Inflammation and bone infection (osteomyelitis) of the middle ear caused by the spread of bacteria from the upper respiratory tract and in some cases  through the […]



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COVID-19 and Your Pet


Many people are talking about coronavirus in ferrets, cats, and other animals, and some are surrendering their pets to shelters out of fear. This fear is unfounded, and we want to help ease your concerns. You should take the same precautions with them as with family members, and should you note any respiratory signs in […]



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COVID-19 POLICIES UPDATE 03/23/20


NOTICE TO CLIENTS REGARDING COVID-19, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: For your safety as well as that of our staff, we are providing CURBSIDE SERVICE ONLY. This will reduce the risk for both staff members and clients as human-to-human interaction is believed to be the primary mode of transmission. Here is what you need to know: SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS, […]



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Our Response to COVID-19


As we are all aware, there is a growing public health risk surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and we are closely monitoring the situation, including closures and cancellations in our community. Exotic Vet Care will continue to maintain our normal schedule, with your safety and wellness as our priority. Of course, we will continue to sanitize our […]



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Stress Bars: What’s That?


One year ago this 26 yr old Gold-capped Conure came to us for an evaluation. The primary abnormal physical exam finding was black pigmentation of his feathers, it was also noted that he was in a near-constant state of molting. Sometimes called “stress bars”; these are lines that run crosswise through a feather shaft illustrating […]



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Dr. Kneeland Presents at ExoticsCon 2019


We are excited that our very own Dr. Kneeland will be attending ExoticsCon next week. In fact, she will be presenting her research on a new way to test for respiratory fungal infections in birds. Stay turned to our Facebook and Instagram pages next week for live updates from the convention!



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Author! Author!


Our intern veterinarian, Dr. Michelle Kneeland, co-authored a peer-reviewed paper that has recently been accepted. The subject matter is lead poisoning in wildlife due to fishing gear like weighted lures. Like lead, the subject matter is a bit heavy and dense, and we are so proud of her for having her work accepted into the […]



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What to Expect: Pot-Bellied Pigs


The Truth about Pot-Bellied Pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus): Increasingly popular as pets, pot-bellied Pigs are often called Vietnamese or Asian pot-bellied pigs due to their round appearance. They are related to the domestic farm pig and have similar personalities. Even the “teacup” and “micro-mini” pigs can potentially reach adult sizes of 60-200 pounds. They do […]



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