What to Expect

Lizards on a branch In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high-quality care as well as great service. Our goal at Anderson Exotic Veterinary Clinic has been to assemble a team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. Our commitment to you is to continue to offer our world-class service and a state of the art veterinary facility.

Annual Exams

Your exotic pet's annual vet check-up with Dr. Natasha Anderson will include a total physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pet's head, body and tail, and all his assorted cavities. 

Annual Beak, Nail, and Claw Trimmings

Because even the most cooperative pet may not readily go-along with a trimming of their beak, nails, or claws, an annual appointment by your veterinarian may be in order. Without annual groomings, your exotic pet’s mobility may be hindered, along with their ability to eat. Missing out on annual trimmings also makes it more difficult to handle your pet.

Medical Records and Notes

It's a good idea to keep an accurate medical diary not only of the procedures and vaccinations your exotic pet receives at the vet, but also of notes on things like your pet's elimination habits and any physical changes or unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits and mood swings, along with diet and routine modifications. Take this notebook when you visit the vet. 

These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain the results of your pet's medical tests. Also, if you need to change vets, it's good to have this journal to provide a complete medical history.

Feel At Home With Dr. Anderson

Choosing a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate, and willing to explain all the procedures your pet undergoes is important. Both you and your exotic pet should feel comfortable at all times. Anderson Exotic Veterinary Clinic is a clinic with qualified staff and facilities to undertake surgery and perform procedures requiring anesthesia.

Because of the general risks inherent to anesthesia, especially for very old, very young or very ill pets, Dr. Anderson will likely suggest a few exams, including an X-ray and lab work of blood and urine, before your pet is anesthetized. During any procedure involving anesthesia, they might need an IV drip; antibiotics may be necessary before and after.

Dr. Anderson may refer you to a specialist, veterinarians who have completed advanced studies in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, and emergency care, if your pet must undergo a procedure that requires more precise knowledge and experience. 

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