Case Study: An Eye-Opening Growth Removal

Post-surgical Afraican Grey looks, feels, and sees better already

Skin tumors in pet birds are very common and become more likely to develop as the pet ages. We have been seeing more lately, as these pets are living longer thanks to great owners and preventive veterinary care. Lipomas, xanthomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and fibrosarcomas are a few of the more common types that are…

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Make Mine Chocolate!

Every Easter, well-intentioned adults buy rabbits, chicks, and ducklings for their children, and every year we receive calls a few months later asking where these unfortunate animals can be surrendered, as well as calls from people who have rescued former pets released into the wild. We understand that these babies are adorable, but please resist…

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Case Study: Call It Heavy Metal


A little Quaker parrot came to us because he had stopped eating and drinking for 2 days prior and had begun vomiting clear thick liquid that morning. His owner mentioned he had been playing with a little bead of some sort a few days before the onset of symptoms, and though they had not witnessed…

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EVC Holiday Hours 2023

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we are making time for our staff to celebrate with their friends, families, and loved ones. Our holiday hours are as follows: Sun Dec 24 – CLOSED, no ER available Mon Dec 25 – CLOSED, no ER available Thur Dec 28 – CLOSE 5pm for staff…

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Case Study: The Last Prolapse

This 32 year old sweet female Umbrella Cockatoo presented with a chronic prolapsing cloaca. We see this issue regularly in parrots for a variety of reasons, but are most often able to resolve it with minimal surgical intervention. In her case, the problem kept recurring, so  to hopefully permanently fix this issue, she had a…

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Case Study: Two Eggs, Over Hard


This 5 1/2 year old female leopard gecko was referred to us from another veterinary clinic after being presented to them with a bloated belly and weight loss in the tail, despite having laid eggs 2 weeks prior. The owner noted a white spot visible on the abdomen, which upon physical examination was determined to…

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Refills Made Easy!

When your pet needs a medication, he needs it right away. We fill initial prescriptions in-house so you have what you need to start your pet’s treatment immediately and get on the road to recovery. When you are running low, authorized medication refills can be requested with just a few clicks via our VetPawer App.…

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Season’s Heatings!

It’s officially fall, and the nights are getting cooler. It will soon be time to turn on your heat. Before you do, take some precautions that can save your pet’s life. When you turn your heat on for the first time, the smell of burning dust and particulate on the elements can be very strong.…

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Cecotropes: What’s That?

Rabbit Poop Diagram

You can tell a lot about your rabbit’s health by examining their feces. Rabbits have 2 types of normal poop: fecal pellets and cecal pellets (aka cecotropes). Fecal pellets are a waste product primarily composed of fiber, and should be well-formed and consistent in size, not wet or mushy but not completely desiccated. Cecal pellets,…

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Case Study: This Snake Bit Off More than It Could Chew

Rat snake with a large foreign object stuck in its body

This lovely wild rat snake was brought to us by a rescue organization after getting itself into quite the predicament. It had a large foreign body in its stomach that it was unable to pass. The snake was active and alert and otherwise was in good spirits, so surgical removal of the mystery object was…

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