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Snake Care in Charleston, SC

Snakes are remarkable, beautiful animals that require highly attentive care from their owners. To ensure that they receive the highest level of care, we recommend bringing in your pet annually for checkups, disease screens, and any other care they need. Snakes can be prone to illness just like any other pet, and they are good at hiding their symptoms. Our hospital provides complete snake care, covering essential needs as well as providing treatment and guidance to enhance all other areas of your pet’s life.

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Snake VetCare Package

Snake VetCare Package

Our Snake VetCare Package is highly beneficial to new and experienced snake owners alike, and is perfect for snakes of all ages. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to manage your snake’s health care needs, and to help you save on their care as well.


  • Our VetCare Packages are for healthy pets only
  • Because the VetCare Packages are already discounted, they cannot be purchased with CareCredit or Scratchpay, and no coupons or other discounts can be applied

This Package Includes

  • Comprehensive Health Checkup Since snakes are skilled at hiding illness, our Snake VetCare Package includes a full health checkup so we can assess their health and screen for disease.
  • Intestinal Parasite Screen Your vet will perform a combined test to check your snake for pests such as pinworms, roundworms, tapeworms, coccidia, and giardia. These parasites can cause serious illness in your pet, so routine screens are important.
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC) With a simple blood test, we can check your snake for signs of anemia, inflammation, and infection.
  • Arenavirus, Ferlavirus, and Nidovirus Screen We highly recommend screening your pet for these viruses, which cause diseases of the respiratory and central nervous systems.
  • Arenavirus: The arenavirus causes a condition called “inclusion body disease.” This disease leads to serious illness in snakes, including bacterial infections, withering and anorexia, and neurological problems.
  • Ferlavirus: The ferlavirus can cause respiratory and neurological diseases in a variety of snake species.
  • Nidovirus: The nidovirus can also cause severe respiratory illness in snakes, which in some cases can be deadly.
  • Package Add-Ons Blood Chemistry Panel:
    Standard $160, as Package Add-On $120
    Blood Chemistry Panel: Blood chemistries can reveal any issues related to tissue and internal organ dysfunction and help to detect diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, and other disorders.
  • $420 With our Snake VetCare Package, you receive $495 worth of care for only $420.
  • How do I sign up for a VetCare Package? Purchase online, then make reservation online
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Signs Your Snake is Having an Emergency

Signs Your Snake is Having an Emergency

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The following symptoms indicate a potential emergency, and you should contact us immediately at (843) 216-8387 if you see these in your pet:

  • Weak/unresponsive
  • Breathing with mouth open
  • Tremors/twitching
  • Prolonged inappetence
  • Regurgitating/vomiting
  • Making frantic movements
  • Blood in droppings
  • Prolapse
  • Straining to pass stool/egg

If you suspect that your snake is dehydrated, immerse them in a small amount of lukewarm water for 15 to 20 minutes twice a day. Be sure that your snake is strong enough to hold their head above the water. Contact us so we can see your pet as soon as possible and provide the appropriate treatment.

What to Expect with Snake Wellness Visits

What to Expect with Snake Wellness Visits

Below are the treatments you can expect for your pet snake when they see us for their routine checkup.

  • 1st visit: Physical exam, fecal analysis, CBC (Complete Blood Count)
  • 6-month exam: Physical exam and fecal analysis
  • Annual exam: Physical exam, fecal analysis, CBC/Chemistries
  • Senior exam: Physical exam, fecal analysis, CBC/Chemistries, radiographs, and ultrasound
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Common Diseases and Conditions in Snakes

Common Diseases and Conditions in Snakes

Snakes are most prone to health issues such as:

  • Inappetence (lack of appetite),
  • Parasites including pinworms, roundworms, tapeworms, and coccidia
  • Thermal burns - Thermal burns can be caused by contact with an unprotected heat source in the snake’s enclosure, and may vary in severity. If you notice signs of a burn, you should contact us right away so we can examine and treat your snake.
Care Sheets and Handouts

Care Sheets and Handouts

Use the care sheets below for more snake care information.