AVIAN & POCKET PET CARE
Non-traditional pets such as birds, small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians need veterinary care, too! We provide routine wellness care as well as testing, treatment, and hospitalization for sick animals. Dr. Papscoe has advanced training on these species and many years of experience caring for these types of patients.
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
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.
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.