Exotic Animal Medicine
Dr. Parker treats a wide variety of exotic and small pocket pets. Dr. Parker developed an interest in exotics as a young girl while taking care of a wide variety of animals including hamsters, lizards and newts. During her undergrad years, she worked at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, and later went on to work with the St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network while attending vet school at Ross University. During her clinical rotations at Oklahoma State University, she conducted additional clinical rotations with exotics as well.
Examples of some of the services we offer for exotics include wellness and sick exams, spays and neuters, and mass removals.
Examples of exotics we see...
- Guinea Pigs
- Sugar Gliders
***Dr. Parker does not see birds***
The most common problems we see with exotics stem from improper husbandry practices. It is very important to understand and research the specific needs of any exotic animal you are considering adopting. Do they need any nutrient supplementation? Does your reptile need a UVB bulb? Don't hesitate to call us with any questions that you may have!