Medical & Surgical

Caring for reptiles can be complicated since they often hide their illnesses. This means that a sick exotic pet is often much more critical than we can see. For surgical procedures we reduce stress and provide the best pain management options for them to help ease recovery.

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Soft Tissue Mass/Tumor Removals

A tumor (or mass) is an abnormal growth of tissue which can be either benign (a localized growth that does not tend to act aggressively and tends to not spread to other areas) or malignant (a cancerous growth with the potential to spread to other areas of the body).

Due to the potential of any abnormal growth to be cancerous it is often recommended to surgically remove the growth if it is growing rapidly in size, changing shape or color, in an area of high motion that could affect the pet’s ability to move comfortably, causing pain or irritation to the pet.

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Soft Tissue Mass/Tumor Removals

A tumor (or mass) is an abnormal growth of tissue which can be either benign (a localized growth that does not tend to act aggressively and tends to not spread to other areas) or malignant (a cancerous growth with the potential to spread to other areas of the body).

Due to the potential of any abnormal growth to be cancerous it is often recommended to surgically remove the growth if it is growing rapidly in size, changing shape or color, in an area of high motion that could affect the pet’s ability to move comfortably, causing pain or irritation to the pet.

 

 

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Beak Trimming

The beak of a turtle or tortoise may become overgrown due to improper nutrition or husbandry care, or may become cracked and damaged due to traumas. Trimming of the beak may be needed to help prevent further trauma and breaking or to help shorten the beak to allow for normal eating.

Minor Shell Repair

Shell damage or cracking is most commonly due to trauma from the accidents by the owner (such as being stepped on or being ran over) or due to trauma from other pets in the household (like being bit by a dog). Shell cracking and damage can also occur due to improper nutrition or husbandry issues but are not seen as commonly. Since a turtle or tortoise depends on its shell to help protect its internal organs damaged shells must be fixed in a timely manner.

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"Since CAC has become my primary veterinary clinic I have introduced many friends, clients and my sisters to the clinic, both of which have told me how grateful they are to have "found" a clinic with such progressive and highly qualified doctors. The quality of the support staff that helps keep things moving smoothly is also important. The first impression you get of any clinic comes from the reception staff; at CAC you are always met with a smile and a big HELLO! The welcoming atmosphere, the mere presence of the building, the modern technology, the progressive thinking, the compassion shown to the humans and animals are all things I love about CAC but it truly is the people inside the building that keep me coming back! THANK YOU CAC for making an impression on my life and on the lives of my boys!"
- Silvia G., Appleton