Our team at Hawkins Pet and Exotic Animal Clinic welcomes your exotic and small pets! At our veterinary clinic, we’re ready to help with the surgical needs of your mammal, bird, or reptile. We have a professional staff on hand that is trained to perform surgery on all kinds of exotic creatures.
What Kinds of Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles Can be Treated?
No matter what kind of exotic or small animal is in your care, you can rely on our team to know how to care for it. We treat a wide range of mammals, birds, and reptiles including:
- Bearded dragons
- And many more….
The Challenges of Surgery For Small Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles
When your small or exotic pet needs surgery, it’s crucial that you don’t waste precious time with a vet who is unable to perform that surgery. Small and exotic animals have unique needs when it comes to surgery.
For one thing, small creatures have very different internal structures than larger creatures. In particular, when it comes to reptiles and birds, these creatures have a completely different kind of anatomy than mammals, and vice versa.
The second challenge is those small creatures cannot be operated on with the same surgical instruments that are used on, for instance, cats and dogs. Because of the very small size and unique anatomy of these small mammals, birds, and reptiles, standard surgical instruments are insufficient. A very special set of surgical instruments must be used, from the size of the stethoscope to the size of every other surgical instrument needed. Therefore, it’s important that you go properly equipped to handle small and exotic mammals, birds, and reptiles.
Surgical Services For Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles
Some of the surgical services we offer for mammals, birds, and reptiles include:
- Laboratory testing
- Emergency care and hospitalization
In addition to surgical care for your mammal, bird, or reptile, be sure to bring in your pet for wellness appointments. Often, regular wellness checkups can prevent the need for surgery in the first place. For more information about the range of services available for your pet, please contact us (903) 769-2331 today!