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Small Mammals

 

 

 

We are one of the few veterinary hospitals in Orillia and Simcoe County to offer medical and surgical services to small mammals. These pets include rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, ferrets, chinchillas and hedgehogs! It is vital (and sometimes life-saving) for our small furries to receive proper preventative care and veterinary attention specific to their individual needs. 

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 examination visits will include discussions into the following:

  • Appropriate handling and management

  • Nutritional requirements

  • Housing requirements

  • Spaying / Neutering

  • Parasite control

 

It is critical that sick exotics are examined and managed immediately.

We also offer diagnostic and clinical services to aid in your pet's

treatment and recovery. Our in-house equipment is sensitive to perform

radiographs (x-rays), diagnostic blood panels, dental care, and surgery

for small mammals.

Clinical signs to watch for include:

  • Lethargy 

  • Inappetence / anorexia of > 24 hours

  • No urine or feces output for > 24 hours

  • Sneezing / sniffling / nasal discharge

  • Mobility concerns

  • Hair loss

PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU NOTICE ANY OF THESE CONCERNS

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