The ABCs of UVB

Why does my pet need an Ultraviolet light (UVB)? Vitamin D is an essential “fat-soluble vitamin”, required by many vertebrate species. It helps the body metabolize and absorb calcium Protective against various disease conditions like Metabolic Bone Disease, Dental Disease Can also contribute to reproductive success of many egg-laying animals UVB synthesizes vitamin D3 Windows,…

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Tooth or Consequences

Chinchilla Dental Procedure

February is Pet Dental Health Month, and while it is common for dogs and cats to visit their veterinarian for regular dental examinations and cleanings, the dental health of exotic pets is often overlooked until there is an obvious issue, such as lack of appetite, drooling, pawing at the mouth, or visible irritation or abscesses.…

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Case Study: Bloated Belly Bearded Dragon

Beardie Before and After Surgery

One of the most common reproductive diseases we see in female bearded dragons is preovulatory follicular stasis. When the ovary grows follicles (pre-eggs) in an attempt to make eggs, normally the follicles ovulate into the oviduct to then leave the body. This stasis condition occurs when the follicles decide to not ovulate but rather remain…

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A Tale of Two Brothers

Honeybun and Cumberbun are adorable brothers. These two Holland lops have known each other since they were born and seemed to be doing just fine with one another. About 5 days ago a little blood was seen in their cage, and their owner thought perhaps Honeybun had caught his nail on something. She took a…

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EVC Holiday Hours 2022

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: Sat Dec 24 – 8am-noon Sun Dec 25 – CLOSED Mon Dec 26 – CLOSED Sat Dec 31 – 8am-noon Sun Jan 1 –…

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Exotic Vet Care Needs Your Help!

Help Wanted

Exotic Vet Care needs your help! If you’re a vet tech or know someone who is, now’s the time to join our amazing team!Are you an experienced veterinary technician tired of the same old dog and cat routine? Are you looking to expand your knowledge and learn new skills? Spread your “wings” and fly with…

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A Tale of Two Uteruses: Case Study


“Sister” rabbits Buddy (3 1/2 years old) and Holly (5 years old) came in together for their spays. Buddy, a Holland Lop, had been examined previously and diagnosed with E. Cuniculi, ear infection, tear duct inflammation, and cataracts, but is being treated for all those issues of concern and was found healthy for surgery. Holly…

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The RHDV-2 Vaccine is HERE, and MANDATORY!

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV-2) On October 20, 2021, the Office of the State Veterinarian for South Carolina approved the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Veterinary Biologics’ (USDA CVB) recommendation for emergency use authorization for an unlicensed, experimental Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Vaccine Serotype 2. Because this disease is highly contagious and fatal and…

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A Killer Top Ten List

Wvc 2015

Many of the problems we see in birds and exotic pets are preventable. The best way to ensure your pet’s health, happiness, and longevity is having a qualified veterinarian perform a wellness exam with appropriate diagnostics such as parasite screens soon after bringing your new pet into your family and biannually after the first checkup.…

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Karma Chameleon: Case Study


This tiny chameleon came to us because after only 1 day of ownership, his new family noticed he was favoring his right rear leg. Upon examination, we found the leg was not only swollen but broken, and created a tape splint to hold things in place while the little one heals. It has stayed solidly…

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