Larger Mammals

Large Mammals

We can provide complete veterinary care for most larger exotic pet mammals. Examinations, blood, fecal and other sample testing, X-rays and ultrasound, and general surgery are available. Pet pigs are the most common larger mammals we see. We perform dental/teeth cleanings, tusk trimming, hoof trimming, and vaccinations for pigs.

Below are resources we've gathered that relate to large mammals (not dogs and cats!) and large mammal ownership. Drill down into specific species for more detailed information.

Toxic Plants

If you can't identify a plant, don't feed it to your pet! 

Pokeweed, a common poisonous weedNurseries, agricultural extension agents, botanical gardens and arboretums, and various books and websites are available to help you identify plants.  Plants often have different common names throughout the country so make sure you know the scientific name of the plant in question otherwise you might end up with the wrong information.

Syringes - How Much Medication Is Needed?

Pets may be sent home with liquid medications.  An oral liquid medication must be given by mouth to be effective.  An injectable liquid medication must be given by injection beneath the skin to be useful.  Some injectable medications require that the medication is inserted into the muscle to be most effective.  It is important that you understand how to read the syringes that are sent home so your pet gets the proper amount of medication at each dose.

Can My Pet Make Me Sick?

All exotic pets, even ones that appear to be outwardly healthy, have the potential to carry and spread contagious diseases that can impact the health of people.  This sort of disease is called a "zoonosis", "zoonotic disease", or "zoonotic infection".