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SMALL MAMMALS

Pet Hamster
Feeding Guinea Pig
Dwarf Rabbit

We are one of the few veterinary hospitals in Orillia and Simcoe County to offer medical and surgical services to exotic companion mammals. These pets include:

✔  Rabbits

✔  Ferrets

✔  Chinchillas

✔  Mice

✔  Guinea Pigs

✔  Hamsters

✔  Hedgehogs

✔  Rats and more

Dr. Poon is a proud member of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV), which is dedicated to advancing care for exotic small mammals.

PREVENTATIVE CARE

It is vital (and sometimes life-saving) for our small friends to receive proper preventative care and veterinary attention specific to their unique needs. Preventative examination helps identify and treat emerging health issues including:

  • Appropriate handling and management

  • Nutritional assessments and requirements

  • Housing requirements

  • Spaying / Neutering

  • Parasite control

ILLNESS MANAGEMENT

It is critical that sick small mammals are examined and managed as soon as possible. Clinical signs to watch for include:

  • Lethargy / Not wanting to move

  • Eating poorly or not eating for more than 18 hours

  • No urine or stool output for more than 18 hours

  • Sneezing / sniffling / nasal discharge

  • Difficulty walking

  • Hair loss

DIAGNOSTICS AND SURGERY

Just like dogs and cats, we offer diagnostic tests and treatments for small mammals too! Our team is able to perform radiographs (X-Rays), blood tests, anesthesia, dental treatments and a variety of surgeries that may be needed for small mammals.

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