Wellness Care is a Critical Component to Keeping Your Animal Happy and Comfortable.

Often times animals hide their illnesses until it is too late, which makes routine physical examinations critical. By being able to identify and correct husbandry problems and find signs of early illness, we can help to prevent and treat problems earlier for your pet. All too often we see pocket pets after they have been ill for weeks or months which makes treating and “fixing” them much more difficult. Earlier detection means a healthier and happier pet!

Preventative care also includes:

  • immunizations for species requiring vaccinations
  • deworming
  • consultations on correct husbandry and diet for your pet

lizard kaleLizards

  • During your lizard’s wellness exam, we will be performing a comprehensive examination from the nose to the tip of the tail.
  • By performing a complete examination it will help us look for subtle and not so subtle changes that may indicate an early health problem.
  • We will be looking for things such as oral lesions or sores, checking scales for signs of color changes/sores/mites, and looking for any masses or swellings.
  • We will review your current enclosure set up including things such as temperature, humidity, and substrate choice to ensure proper husbandry for your species of lizard.
  • We will evaluate body conditioning to ensure that your lizard is at a proper weight and review nutritional recommendations with you.
  • Routine fecal examinations are also recommended at your visit to look for intestinal parasites, but to also evaluate for any changes in color or consistency which may indicate a health problem.

snake girlSnakes

  • During your snake’s wellness exam, we will be performing a comprehensive examination from the nose to the tip of the tail.
  • By performing a complete examination it will help us look for subtle and not so subtle changes that may indicate an early health problem.
  • We will be looking for things such as oral lesions or sores, checking scales for signs of color changes/sores/mites, and looking for any masses or swellings.
  • We will review your current enclosure set up including things such as temperature, humidity, and substrate choice to ensure proper husbandry for your species of snake.
  • We will evaluate body conditioning to ensure that your snake is at a proper weight and review nutritional recommendations with you.
  • Routine fecal examinations are also recommended at your visit to look for intestinal parasites, but to also evaluate for any changes in color or consistency which may indicate a health problem.

turtle walk Turtles & Tortoises

  • During your turtle or tortoise’s wellness exam, we will be performing a comprehensive examination from the nose to the tip of the tail.
  • By performing a complete examination it will help us look for subtle and not so subtle changes that may indicate an early health problem.
  • We will be looking for things such as oral lesions or sores, checking scales for signs of color changes/sores/mites, and looking for any masses or swellings.
  • We will review your current enclosure set up including things such as temperature, humidity, and substrate choice to ensure proper husbandry for your species of turtle or tortoise.
  • We will evaluate body conditioning to ensure that your turtle or tortoise is at a proper weight and review nutritional recommendations with you.
  • Routine fecal examinations are also recommended at your visit to look for intestinal parasites, but to also evaluate for any changes in color or consistency which may indicate a health problem.

What People
Have Said

"Sophie received excellent treatment, love and care for a foreign body removal surgery at Countrycare.  I thought when I took her back to get her stitches out she might not want to go but she ran right in and was happy to see everyone. I can't say enough to express my gratitude to Dr. Barr, Dr. Strickfaden and the staff at Countrycare for saving Sophie's life.  Every day we watch her run around and play and are so grateful she is still with us."
- Kathy M., Luxemburg