Avian, Reptile, and Small Mammal Care

Non-traditional pets such as birds, small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians need veterinary care, too! IAHC provides routine wellness care as well as testing and treatment for sick animals. We do not keep pets overnight but do hospitalize them during the day if needed.

Avian, Reptile and Small Mammal Care<br />

Avian, Reptile, and Small Mammal Care

Dr. Papscoe has a special interest in these species and many years of experience caring for these types of patients.

Small mammals such as rabbits, rodents, and ferrets are prone to many conditions requiring veterinary care. We provide ferret care, from required vaccinations to alternative options to adrenal surgery. We have tools for rabbit and rodent dental procedures, from simple filing to extractions. At IAHC, we are able to perform elective surgeries such as spays or neuters or medically necessary procedures such as abscess or tumor removals. If you have questions regarding your exotic pet, we’d be happy to help out.

IAHC has specialized equipment that is necessary for avian and exotic patients, such as:

  • High-detail digital x-rays
  • Compounded, flavored, liquid suspensions to make medicating your pet easier on you and them
  • Smaller-sized endotracheal tubes, IV catheters, and needles
  • Heated surgery table to prevent hypothermia associated with anesthesia/surgery and cautery to minimize blood loss
  • Diagnostic labs that can work with small sample volumes -much safer for tiny animals
  • Incubator for warming hospitalized patients.

Avian Care

For our avian patients that have had an exam within a year, we will perform grooming services such as wing, beak, and nail trims. Many problems we see in birds are due to nutritional or behavioral issues. We can provide nutritional counseling and help improve your bird’s diet. We can also help with the common problems of feather-destructive behavior, chronic egg-laying, or aggression. If you do not know your bird’s sex, we can determine its gender with only a drop of blood.