Small Mammals

Small Mammals is a general term that includes exotic pets with fur. These include but are not limited to Mice, Rats, Sugar Gliders, Ferrets, Rabbits, Hedgehogs, Chinchillas, Guinea Pigs and Hamsters. All of these pets share certain medical characteristics. Safari is the place to discover all the care issues associated with keeping these animals as pets.

These small animals, require certain small instruments and magnification for surgery. They require special skills for example to collect blood samples or to do radiographs or ultrasounds for diagnosis of illness. Special knowledge of the different diseases, different parasites and different medications that can be used safely is here at Safari.

prairie-dog-neuter

Prairie dogs are different than real canine dogs when it comes to neutering. The testicles do not descend into the…

hamster

Steven D. Garner, DVM, DABVP Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Chief of Staff, Safari Veterinary Care Centers e-mail: docgarner@safarivet.com…

guinea-pig

The guinea pig (GP) or cavy, Cavia porcellus, is the domesticated form of a rodent found in the wild in…

chinchilla

Chinchillas are very special pets that are fun and interesting to own. At Safari, we have specialized knowledge in the…

rat-and-mouse

Rats and Mice are special pets with very few disease syndromes. They can provide you with ample love and affection,…

sugar-gliders

Steven D. Garner, DVM, DABVP Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Chief of Staff, Safari Veterinary Care Centers e-mail: docgarner@safarivet.com…

ferrets

Steven D. Garner, DVM, DABVP Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Chief of Staff, Safari Veterinary Care Centers e-mail: docgarner@safarivet.com…

rabbits

Steven D. Garner, DVM, DABVP Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Chief of Staff, Safari Veterinary Care Centers e-mail: docgarner@safarivet.com…

hedgehog

Steven D. Garner, DVM, DABVP Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Chief of Staff, Safari Veterinary Care Centers e-mail: docgarner@safarivet.com…