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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-21-2007, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Small animal vets

I think it's unfair that a lot of veterinarians do not treat small animals. Here, there are like 50 different animal doctors and only about 5 of them treat small animals. If it's because of a lack of knowledge, then I think they should be required to learn small animal anatomy as well before a vet can get a liscense. It was so hard for me to find a vet when Drix needed it, I thought I would lose it.


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-21-2007, 01:54 PM
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I do wish there were more small animal vets. I think that you will start seeing more and more though. Small animals used to be thought of "disposable" pets. Now days, people seem to realize they need vet care the same as cats and dogs.

Rockman - I don't know you age or if your in school but maybe you should become a small animal vet!
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I hope more people become small animal vets.I think right know they are in demand.

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that's the plan. look me up when i get into the practice


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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-21-2007, 05:39 PM
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In the vet field "small animal" means dogs and cats and MAYBE anything smaller. What you're looking for are exotic vets.

It's becoming more and more popular, but I think the main reason is that exotic animals haven't been domesticated pets for that long. Most people didn't keep rats and mice as pets, let alone much else.

I'm going to be a exotic/wildlife vet! In like...7 years! Hopefully I will be working at a zoo part-time and have my own practice or partner with one of the vets I work for now.

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there just isnt the need for the same amount of vets for small animals as there is cats and dogs, face it they are more popular, and it is harder to treat some small exotic animals. there also isnt many large animal vets, with having small exoitcs you have to expect to have a harder time finding a vet, thats why its always a good thing to contact a vet to make sure they treat them before you buy a pet, or at least before you have an emergancy. im lucky and have an exotic vet within a half hour

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There are 2 vets here that I know of that treat small animals,like rats and hamsters and things like that.Dr.Hilliar is my vet and I really like and trust her with my rats.

Then there is an exoctic vet that does chinchillas,reptiles and things like that.I never went to him yet,but heard good things about him.





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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-25-2007, 06:45 AM
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i really wish there were more exotic vets around here, sadly most people around here do see them as disposable.. or food.. the closest rabbit vet is 2 hours away.. and thats if there open, the next closest is almost 3 hours. I think if theres ever really an emergency i would prolly have to take the rabbit to the local vet, and he would do what he could.



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