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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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PDD: What’s That?


The disease, originally known as “Macaw Wasting Disease”, was initially reported in the late 1970’s in the U.S. and Europe. The term “Proventricular Dilatation Disease” was given to the disease in a 1983 report describing “impaction, dilation, and degeneration of the proventriculus”. The new term for this disease is Avian Bornaviral Ganglioneuritis (ABG) which is […]



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Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?


Why did the chicken cross the road? To visit our avian veterinarians, of course! Over the past decade, backyard poultry have become increasingly popular as not only egg producers but also as pets. As a result, we are frequently being asked to examine and treat backyard chickens. Chickens have their own unique set of common […]



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Dr. Biascoechea Presents in Pennsylvania


Dr. Biascoechea was a Speaker at this weekend’s 3 Rivers Veterinary Symposium in Pennsylvania, developing and presenting 6 hours of immersive education on avian, reptilian, and exotic animal diagnosis and treatment to an appreciative audience of veterinarians and support staff. He received this heartfelt message of thanks from the event coordinator: “Hello, I just wanted […]



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