Exotics

 

Dr. Batch, Dr. Horst, and Dr. Katzenbach see the "exotic" patients at Mesa Veterinary Hospital, and are very experienced at caring for your birds, rabbits, ferrets, snakes, or whatever furry, feathery, or scaly creature you have. When you meet with one of our exotic veterinarians, not only will you pet get an examination, they will also address any husbandry concerns you have and provide any further education needed to help make sure your pet is getting the best care possible! We also provide grooming care as needed for nails, feathers, and beaks that are hard to manage.

Exotics at Mesa
Mesa Veterinary Hospital also has a few unique pieces of equipment to help better care for your exotic pet. We have a custom made 8 position Snyder Isolation Cage which allows each patient to breathe only the air provided in the ward rather than "second hand" air from other animals. In other words each individual cage is especially made to help keep patients from spreading airborne diseases. We also have oxygen cages set up for any emergencies your exotic pet may experience. These cages can also be heated for our small pets that easily get too cold.


Our Golden Veterinary Hospital is equipped with special instruments needed for exotic pet surgeries or dentals. During surgeries, your pet will be treated with the best care which includes catheter placement, airway protection, as well as monitor vital parameters (heart rate, oxygenation status, and often blood pressure as well!). They are monitored throughout any procedure by a veterinarian as well as a certified veterinary technician with experience with these unique species. We pay special attention to make sure that these tiny animals do not get too cold while under anesthesia!


Mesa is also unique as it has 24/7 care for any inpatients. This means that if you sick pet is hospitalized, someone is in the hospital at all times keeping a close eye on them, including your exotic pets! If needed, they are hospitalized in a quiet area, isolated from any other loud pets that could potentially make them stressed.

Exotic Animal Care at Mesa Veterinary Hospital