Exotic Pet Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Chace is experienced in providing specialized care and treatment for exotic companion animals, including rabbits, ferrets, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, reptiles and amphibians, chinchillas, hedgehogs and chickens. He understands their unique health needs and can provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical services, as well as counseling on nutrition, behavior, and general care. Dr. Chace recommends all exotic pets have an annual examination, to ensure that medical problems are discovered early and treated for before the long term health of your pet has been compromised. Annual exams also provide an opportunity to discuss new strategies in nutrition, environment, and medicine for your pet. Examinations for illness or injured exotic pets requires prompt attention: Due to their high metabolic rate and low stamina, most exotic pets can develop serious consequences in a short time (minutes to hours). Do not hesitate to call Dr. Chace to have your pet examined under these circumstances. Dr. Chace is a member of the AEMV (Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians), the American Ferret Association, the Association of Reptiles and Amphibian Veterinarians, authors a column on veterinary care for the House Rabbit Connections newsletter and is a the primary veterinarian for the exotic animals and the "big cats" at the Wildlife Sanctuary, located within the Children's Museum in West Hartford.

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    Rabbits

    At Advanced Veterinary Care, Rabbits represent the third largest species we care for, next to dogs and cats of course. Rabbits are susceptible to a variety of diseases and conditions,…

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    Guinea Pigs, Gerbils, and Hamsters

    Companion Mammals include Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Mice, Rats, Hedgehogs, Chinchillas and Sugar Gliders in addition to Rabbits and Ferrets.  Dr. Chace recommends that all companion mammals have an annual…

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    Ferrets

    Dr. Chace recommends that all ferrets have an annual examination, to ensure that medical problems are discovered early and treated for before the long term health of your pet has…

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    Snakes

    Snakes can suffer from a variety of diseases, some of which can cause serious respiratory, gastrointestinal, and liver problems. They also commonly harbor internal and external parasites, including hookworms, roundworms,…

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    Reptiles and Amphibians

    Including Iguanas, Bearded Dragons, Chameleons, Turtles, Tortoises, Uromastyx, Frogs, Skinks and other Lizards.  Dr. Chace recommends that all reptile and amphibian pets have an annual  physical examination, to ensure medical problems are…

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    Avian Medicine and Surgery

    Budgies, cockatiels, parrots, and songbirds tend to live longer, healthier lives when they receive annual veterinary care. We can provide nutritional counseling, health assessments, grooming assistance, sexing, fecal parasite testing,…

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    Other Exotic Animals

    Although a lot of information regarding exotic animals is widely available on the Internet, it is often difficult to determine what sources to trust. You can depend on Advanced Veterinary Care’s experience and…