Avian and Exotic Pets
Here at Altas Palmas Animal Clinic, we love exotic pets. Dr. Dittman and Dr. Lamison treat birds, reptiles, ferrets, rabbits, and other small mammals. We routinely spay and neuter rabbits and perform other surgeries, lab work, radiology, and other care as needed on these special pets.
Ferrets require annual rabies and distemper ( using a special ferret-only vaccine) vaccinations and should also be on year-round heartworm preventive. Other exotic pets, in general, do not need vaccinations, but should be seen for annual wellness examinations. We also trim birds nails, wings, and beaks and provide nutritional counseling.
We do NOT treat big cats, primates, poisonous snakes, raccoons, or skunks and do NOT recommend keeping these species as pets.