Bird & Exotic Clinic of Seattle

While we often receive referrals for our specialized care from other doctors, including area specialists, a referral is not needed. Lauri joined the Pet Clinic in 2013 after graduating from Vatterott in 2010. The Yelp ratings don’t lie especially for Dr. I have been bitten by snakes, lizards, and turtles. She and her partner own ByTheShore Reptiles and have been breeding many species of lizards and snakes for over 10 years. A female will coil around her eggs until they hatch, protecting the eggs and providing temperature regulation, as well. This can be done on its own, at reduced cost which will be taken off the cost of a future initial consultation, or combined with a physical examination consulation a few days later.

His hind end floating upward is not a balance issue. It means your veterinarian made a choice to undergo a very long and difficult process of additional studies and examination to become a board certified specialist. Another thing you can do to help him is to gut-load the crickets with a particular type of pelleted bird food. Margaret A. While most commonly seen in rapidly growing green iguanas, other herps are not immune to this disease. If the tissue is quite swollen, sometimes sugar, which is hygroscopic and draws fluid out of the tissue, will be applied to the prolapse to make it smaller to be replaced more easily. A fecal wet mount is also employed, using a fresh dropping and saline to examine the sample for any moving, live parasites that may be present.

For example, you may notice that one hatchling is more aggressive at the food bowl than the others. A one-time procedure of placing the microchip implant under the skin will give you a lifetime of confidence in knowing your pet can be identified if your dog or cat is found and taken to a vet’s office or animal shelter. The floor of the enclosure may need to be a combination of sand, smooth gravel, leaf litter or absorbent paper. Outside of his interests in reptile medicine and surgery Dr Simpson is a co-owner of Karingal Veterinary Hospital, Aspendale Gardens Veterinary Hospital and Ballam Park Veterinary Clinic. The dragon may have a broken bone or it may have a dislocation. You will need to provide your new charge with a cage and conditions that will mimic his natural environment. For more remote locations, try to find out if there is a veterinary school or even a local zoo’s reptile department.

Because the lamp was constantly being turned off, the water I poured in never humidified; it just sat there. Vegetables such as lettuce can be given on alternate days Meat must be supplemented with calcium (same ratio as with tortoises). If a seizure involves the entire body’s muscles to contract and relax rhythmically, it is called a tonic-clonic seizure. Very robust, eating like crazy, very active. So, make an appointment with your herp vet, let them know the normal temperature range that you maintain your gecko within, and tell them the normal diet your lizard consumes, and don’t forget to mention any supplements that you give her. Make sure that you are keeping him within the correct temperature range. If you know for sure your python is a male, then what he is most likely prolapsing is one hemipenis.

To determine the DNA sequencing of herps would require some sort of grant or funding in order to study the chromosomes and genes in order to identify the portions involved with determining sex. Look for DVMs who appear to maintain actual veterinary offices that you could contact. Hawaii and Puerto Rico already have import bans. I wish I had put more effort into finding a knowledgeable/experienced herp vet. So, key to preventing parasites is two-fold. The more the diet is varied, the less likely the chance of nutritional deficiencies. Often, edema (a type of swelling from fluid retention) is present and this needs to be addressed prior to attempting to replace the prolapse.

A good example of this is the amount of misinformation that is out there. I need to retest Kali’s fecal sample, but is there anything I can do to spike a feeding response in this snake? Roberts has been with the practice since 1971. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. She ate right after brining her home and seems to be doing fine. The most common cause of a swollen toe is from a piece of skin that has been retained when your beardie last shed. Despite my treating his sores, they are not getting any better.

My questions are: How long do these take to clear up? She doesn’t do it every time, but quite often. Middleton Veterinary Hospital has been serving Middleton and the surrounding communities since 1978.