Quality Care for Birds, Reptiles & Small Mammals in Rock Springs
We know that caring for your exotic pet needs special knowledge and experience. But rest assured that your loved ones are in excellent hands.
Our veterinarians are able to provide care for exotic pets, including small mammals, reptiles and birds so that they can have long, healthy and happy lives. We are here for you whenever you pets are feeling unwell.
Our staff of skilled professionals in Rock Springs are well-trained in the care of birds, reptiles and small mammals and can give you the information you need to keep your exotic pet looking and feeling great.
Surgical Services for Exotic Pets
Our veterinarians are proud to be able to offer minor and routine surgical procedures for our exotic pet patients. Our surgical services include spays and neuters, and minor non-elective surgeries.
If your exotic pet requires surgical care that is beyond our capabilities, our veterinarians will be more than happy to refer you to a skilled exotic veterinary surgeon, working with them to give your pet the care they deserve.
FAQ's for Care of Exotic Pets
Mountainaire Animal Clinic provides routine wellness and preventive care, sick pet care and surgical services to birds, small mammals and reptiles. Exotic pets can also be seen for behavioral and medical concerns.
- Wellness & Preventive Care
Much like cats and dogs, birds and other exotic pets benefit from regular veterinary care to help live a long, happy, and healthy life. Our vets are trained in the unique care and husbandry needs and veterinary treatment of these species.
During your pet's first wellness visit, our vet will thoroughly review your pet's housing, nutrition, routine care schedule and more.
We will conduct a thorough physical exam of your pet, administer health screening tests, and schedule any additional diagnostics as required.
After all of this, our veterinarians will be happy to speak with you about any health or behavioral concerns you might have about your pet and will tailor our recommendations both to your needs, and your pet's needs.
- 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.
- Do you offer boarding services for exotic pets?
Yes! Our veterinarians and staff are more than happy to welcome exotic animal boarders to our facility.
Get in touch with our veterinarians ahead of time if you are considering boarding your exotic pet with us. We will ask some questions to understand if and how we can accommodate your pet's needs during their stay with us.
- Do you perform surgical procedures for exotic pets?
Yes! Our veterinarians offer minor and routine surgical procedures for exotic pets including spays and neuters, and minor non-elective surgeries.
If your exotic pet requires surgical care that is beyond our capabilities, we will refer you to a skilled exotic veterinary surgeon.
- Sick Pet Appointments & Daytime Emergencies
Birds and other exotic pets with health or behavior concerns can be seen by our vet. If possible, please call (307) 382-6698 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 is the avian species?
The avian species involves any and all things in relation to birds. These small exotic animals have become popular pets for people seeking intelligent, affectionate companions with personality to spare.
Many birds are prey species in the wild and may hide signs of illness as a defense mechanism against predators, making consistent, qualified preventive veterinary care critical to their health and well-being.
- 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
Mountainaire Animal Clinic provides dedicated veterinary care for many kinds of exotic pets, including:
Parrots, finches, canaries, backyard poultry, and others.
Ferrets, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, and others.
Reptiles & Amphibians
Lizards, turtles and tortoises, snakes, and others.