Here at Downland Veterinary Group we welcome patients in all shapes and sizes and over the years we have developed a firm foundation of exotic animals under our care. Exotic pets have become more popular in recent years and our dedicated team have been enhancing their knowledge and keeping up to date in the ever developing exotic medicine field by attending regular courses taken by specialists from around the globe.
Our experienced team routinely carry out comprehensive work ups for exotic animals using diagnostic equipment and techniques on site in addition to being able to send samples off to our external laboratory for further analysis.
If you would like to book up a consultation for your exotic pet then please make an appointment at our Emsworth clinic with either Dean or Gus who will be more then happy to investigate any problems they are experiencing.
Please call 01243 377141 for more information.
Exotic pets seen include:
- Guinea Pigs
- Birds of Prey
- And many more
It is imperative to keep your avian pets in optimal condition. Due to birds' rapid metabolic rate they can deteriorate quickly if they become ill and will likely need rapid supportive treatment. It is not uncommon for us to see avian patients presented to us as an emergency. To help with prevention of disease and promote early detection, we recommend yearly check-ups and health screening. In addition to yearly screens, if you have any concerns about your pet bird's health, then we would prefer to see them too soon rather than too late.
Here at Downland Veterinary Group we have the facilities to perform a wide range of therapy for your avian pets including extensive diagnostics, emergency care and overnight hospitalisation.
Very few reptiles are native to the UK and so the vast majority kept as pets need to be provided with an environment that replicates that of their natural habitat. In recent years there have been large steps taken forward in the world of herpetology allowing for improved husbandry and veterinary care.
At Downland Veterinary Group, we aim to optimise our reptilian patient care by constantly updating our veterinary knowledge to maintain us at the forefront of diagnostic and treatment techniques.
Small mammals such as ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, skunks and pigmy hedgehogs are also encompassed under exotic veterinary medicine. Like other exotic animal care, husbandry, nutrition and regular health checks are paramount in maintaining their optimal health. They can present with a number of conditions which need to be addressed early to allow rapid treatment and recovery.
The exotic animal team at Downland Veterinary group are primed to provide rapid and precise care for your small mammal companions.