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Exotic Vet Care

At Clearlake Veterinary Clinic in Clearlake, our vets treat exotic pets including reptiles and small mammals such as rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs.

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Exotic Pet Services, Clearlake Veterinarians

Quality Care for Reptiles & Small Mammals in Clearlake

We know that caring for your exotic pet requires special knowledge and experience, so rest assured that your loved ones are in good hands.

Our team is dedicated to providing reptiles and small mammals with proper care so they can have long and healthy lives. We are also here for you whenever your pets are not feeling well.

Our staff of skilled professionals in Clearlake are well-trained in the care of reptiles and small mammals and can give you the information you need to keep your exotic pet looking and feeling great.

Wellness & Preventive Care For Exotic Pets

Much like cats and dogs, rabbits, reptiles, and similar pets benefit from regular exotic vet care to help live a long and healthy life. Our vets are trained in the unique care needs and veterinary treatment of these species.

During the initial wellness visit, our vet will thoroughly review your pet’s housing, nutrition, and care. A complete and thorough physical exam will be performed. Health screening tests and vaccines will be discussed and recommended when indicated. 

As part of our care for exotic pets, we offer diagnostic tests like bloodwork, routine surgeries such as spays and neuters, and general upkeep services like tooth and nail trims.

FAQs for Veterinary Care of Exotic Pets

At Clearlake Veterinary Clinic, we provide routine wellness and preventive care services for your exotic pet. Exotic pets can also be seen for medical or behavioral concerns.

  • What can I expect at an exotic appointment?

    When you bring your exotic mammal in for a routine exam, we will assess the overall health of your pet. We will perform a thorough physical examination, recommend the appropriate preventive care, and answer any questions you may have about your pet to help ensure their health and longevity.

  • Sick Pet Appointments & Daytime Emergencies

    Exotic pets with health or behavior concerns can be seen by our vet. If possible, please call (707) 994-9100 in advance to determine the availability of our veterinarian. While we do accept walk-in and work-in emergencies for exotic pets, there may be an additional fee if double booking of appointments occurs.

  • What is an exotic mammal?

    Exotic mammals are small animals including rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, chinchillas, rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils. Many exotic pets are prey species in the wild and consequently can be very good at hiding the signs of illness until it is quite advanced, which is why preventive veterinary care is so important.

  • What are reptiles?

    Reptiles are air-breathing vertebrates. Covered in special skin made of bony plates, hard scales or a combination of both, they regularly shed an outer layer of skin. These can include iguanas, tortoises, lizards, turtles, snakes and more.

    To give your pet reptile the best chance at a healthy life, habitat and diet must be meticulously maintained. Preventive care is critical.

Exotics We Treat

At Clearlake Veterinary Clinic, we provide dedicated veterinary care for many types of exotic pets, including:

Exotic Mammals

Ferrets, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, and others.

Reptiles & Amphibians

Lizards, turtles and tortoises, snakes, and others.

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New Patients Welcome

Clearlake Veterinary Clinic is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Clearlake companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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