Owning a non-traditional pet is a source of wonder and not without its challenges. Lizards, snakes, birds, and even bunny rabbits need vet care that's very different from cats and dogs. They require the services and expertise of an exotic animal vet to receive the type of care that's appropriate to their species. At Berclair Animal Hospital in Memphis, our veterinarian is trained in the science and art of managing the health of exotic animals and will work with you to meet the unique needs of your pet.
Exotic Animals Have Unique Healthcare Needs
It may seem strange to call tortoises, snakes, lizards, and birds exotic animals because they make for good pets. The fact is ownership of these animals is not as common as cats and dogs due to their unique needs and requirements for care. As a result, few veterinarians are qualified to provide health care treatment to exotic and non-traditional pets. When you own an exotic pet, you take on the care of an animal that does not function in the same manner as a warm-blooded animal. The more you understand about how the body of your exotic pet works, the better you can care for it. However, there are times you will an exotic animal vet for circumstances beyond your control.
The Benefits of Seeing an Exotic Animal Vet
Veterinarians undergo education in the care of all types of animals, but most focus on small animal practice. While a small animal vet is most certainly capable of treating unusual and exotic pets, they do not have the daily hands-on experience that elevates their ability to treat exotics. They do their best to diagnose and treat, but they may overlook or not be aware of issues that are unique to exotic and non-traditional pets.
Our exotic animal vet has regular contact with all types of exotic animals and is aware of the issues that are found in cold and warm-blooded pets. Our veterinarian has the knowledge and experience required to provide precise diagnoses for conditions specific to exotic pets. We can also provide you with the right advice on how to care for and maintain an exotic.
Exotic Animal Vet in Memphis
At Berclair Animal Hospital, we have years of experience providing Memphis residents with reliable exotic pet care. For more information on the types of exotic animals, we treat or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian, call us at (901) 685-8204.