Quality & trusted avian and exotic veterinarians in Clarksburg may be hard to find. Well look no further, you have come to the right place! At Neighborhood Veterinary Associates, we provide complete veterinary care for a variety of small animals, avian, and exotic pets, including ferrets, snakes, lizards, aquatics, etc.
Our avian and exotic veterinarians love providing veterinary care to these special pets. Due to our extensive experience in this area, we are completely in tune with the specific needs these pets have.
To stay current with the latest advances in medical science for these animals, our exotic veterinarians frequently attend continuing education courses. It is important to us at Neighborhood Veterinary Associates, to maintain our high standards in diagnostics and treatments specifically related to exotic animals. Our facility provides state-of-the-art equipment to accommodate hospitalization and intensive care, including temperature controlled incubators, and more.
Neighborhood Veterinary Associates highly recommends annual checkups for exotics, as they do not always exhibit outward signs of ill health. These exams help us identify any abnormalities, such as weight loss, etc., that might indicate illness. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent further deterioration in health, and increase your pet’s longevity.
New Pet Exams
Do you have a brand new exotic or avian pet in your household? We recommend scheduling a post-purchase examination as quickly as possible. Our avian and exotic veterinarians will be able to determine a baseline of health for your pet. The initial exam includes:
- Disease screening
- Complete physical exam
- Lab testing (if needed)
- Husbandry and nutritional consultation
Our vets recommend your pet have these exams immediately so as to accurately determine the health of your new pet. If your pet is carrying a disease, your family and other pets may be at risk.
Mobile Avian and Exotic Veterinarians
Neighborhood Veterinary Associates provides a house call service for many of our pet owners. Birds can get stressed if they have to leave home, so our mobile veterinary service is a great option. General services such as complete exams as well as blood draws can be done in the privacy of your own home. While our mobile vet can provide many services, there are some limitations. Please keep in mind, if your pet needs x-rays, our avian and exotic veterinarians must do these at our hospital in Clarksburg.
Rabbits and rodents can be prone to dental issues. Neighborhood Veterinary Associates provides exotic pet dental care. Our exotic veterinarians in Clarksburg are able to identify and properly treat dental disease.
Nutrition and Husbandry Counseling
When it comes to exotic pets, diet is important to good health and longevity. Our exotic veterinarians are happy to provide information on your specific pet’s nutritional needs. Also, if you have questions on avian behavioral counseling, we can help.
Our exotic veterinarians at Neighborhood Veterinary Associates are trained and equipped to perform surgery procedures pertaining to a wide range of species. There are special considerations necessary for many exotic species, such as correct monitoring of anesthesia, and more. We are familiar with these special needs, and use advanced technology that applies to each individual pet’s particular species. Our after care is also designed to take these needs into account, so that each pet is treated in a manner appropriate to their species. We want to make every effort to ensure your exotic pet makes a full and speedy recovery.
Below are some of the most routine procedures we perform:
- Spays and Neuters for small mammals
- Repair of fractures
- Abscess removal
- Surgical sexing
- Crop biopsies
- Prolapsed cloacal repair
- Foreign body removal
- Air sac cannulation…and more
Avian DNA Gender Identification
At Neighborhood Veterinary Associates, we offer DNA testing for gender identification. With most breeds of birds, it is not possible to determine gender visually. By taking a small blood sample for DNA analysis, we can determine the sex with extreme accuracy. This procedure causes little stress to the bird, and results are available within a few weeks.
If you have any questions, or want to inquire about services you do not see listed here, please contact us online or call (240) 912-6144. Our avian and exotic veterinarians in Clarksburg are here to help with any unique needs. We look forward to seeing you and your special pet soon!