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Into The Dragon


Dental and Oral Disease in Lizards February is Pet Dental Health Month.  While dogs and cats usually take the spotlight, lizards have toothy smiles to protect too! Normal Anatomy Lizards have lips, gums, and salivary glands similar to mammals.  They also have many mucous glands in their mouth.  The combination of mucous and salivary glands […]



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PE Or Not PE? It’s Not Even a Question!


Every day, we get calls from loving pet owners wanting to have their rabbit, guinea pig, rat, or other pet spayed or neutered. We tell every one that we HIGHLY recommend every pet be given a physical exam prior to surgery. They always ask why. Surgery involves anesthesia. Anesthesia carries risk. Patients who have underlying […]



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You CAN Handle the Tooth! – Elissa, Client Services Representative


My chinchilla “Mama” was shrinking. She’s 10 years old and compared to her daughter “Bebe”, only 1 1/2 years younger than her, she was growing thin and looked fragile, so I became concerned. As chinchillas are primarily nocturnal, “Mama” would start squealing in the middle of the night and I’d get up to check on […]



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Exotic Felid Diets – Abby Duvall, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)


Captive exotic felids are obligate carnivores and require a balanced diet to ensure proper nutrition which meets both metabolic energy demands and provides sufficient vitamins and minerals to promote proper growth and health. There is little information available on nutrition of specific wildcat species, however, generalizations can be made for most species. A diet must […]



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We Congratulate Dr. Duvall, DABVP (Avian Practice)


We are incredibly proud to announce our Associate Veterinarian Dr. Abby Duvall has become South Carolina’s second Board-certified Diplomate in Avian Practice. Dr. Biascoechea is the first. This is a huge achievement, and required a lot of dedication and study. Congratulations, Dr. Duvall! ABVP CERTIFIED VETERINARIAN IN AVIAN PRACTICE  Charleston, SC — Abby Duvall, DVM, […]



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What to Expect: At Your Prepurchase Consult


The most important thing you can do before bringing a new pet into your home is research. Unfortunately, there are so many sources of outdated or conflicting information, it can be intimidating to attempt to educate yourself, and the difference between good and bad information can mean life or death for an exotic pet. We […]



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What to Expect: At Your First Visit


Bringing your pet to the veterinarian can seem scary at first, but we strive to make every visit a pleasant and informative one. For those of you who may not have visited our facility, we provide this information to help put you at ease about your upcoming appointment.



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