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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"I first came to Countrycare with my female German Shepherd, Fina, who had been diagnosed with pancreatitis. I had left my previous vet's office with a bag full of pills, expensive cans of dog food and not much hope about Fina's future quality of life. I found Countrycare on the Holistic Veterinarian website. When I arrived at Countrycare I was treated with respect. Dr. Strickfaden listened to me and instead of handing me more pills she explained the various treatments that were available. I chose the Bicom treatments for Fina and within several weeks Fina was on the road to recovery. I now bring all my dogs to Countrycare for all their needs and for boarding. From the people who greet you at the front desk, to the technicians and the vets, everyone is very friendly, caring and professional. I wouldn't dream of taking my dogs to any other animal hospital."
- Susan H.J., Freedom