At Pets R Family Veterinary Hospital we know that just like dogs and cats, pocket pets and exotics also require specific health and wellness care. From wildlife and rabbits to snakes and iguanas, we can help ensure your pet receives the loving care and attention they deserve.
We see a wide variety of pocket pets, exotics, and wildlife, including:
- Guinea pigs
- Sugar gliders
- Bearded Dragons
Veterinary Care for Pocket Pets and Exotics
Due to their unique medical needs and relatively short lifespans, we recommend that all pocket pets and exotics receive an annual wellness exam to prevent and treat any potential medical conditions.
During this time, our doctors will:
- Perform a comprehensive physical exam
- Discuss, prescribe, and administer any necessary vaccinations and preventives
- Discuss behavioral training and proper nutrition
- Make recommendations regarding housing, environmental, and other living conditions
- Answer any questions and concerns you may have
Dr. Kathleen Deckard received her doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1999 from the University of Florida and has been practicing veterinary medicine ever since. In addition to treating feline and canine patients, Dr. Deckard has a lifelong love for caring for exotic animals and sick and injured wildlife.
She has more than 21 years of experience as a wildlife specialist. In 2012, she received the Florida Veterinary Medical Association Gold Star for her innovation and dedication in wildlife medicine and surgery. Dr. Deckard works regularly with local wildlife groups to treat injured and ill wildlife, including performing diagnostic testing and treatment for free, as needed, until the animal is ready for rehabilitation.
Dr. Deckard has a genuine passion for working with wildlife and looks forward to welcoming new patients to our veterinary family.