We recommend ferrets have annual exams including vaccinations for Rabies, Canine Distemper (CVD), and dental check-ups.

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When purchasing a rat give he or she a good physical check. Some of things you can do is run your hands over the rat feeling for lumps, bumps, and scabs. If the rat has any of the above mentioned, he or she is probably unhealthy. Also look for a rough coat and cloudy eyes.

If you have other rats we recommend keeping your new rat separated for approximately two weeks. Rats can transmit upper respiratory infections to each other.

You can trim your rats nails with human nail clippers. Just trim the sharp tips back, making sure not to cut their quicks. If you feel uncomfortable doing so, bring he or she in and we will do it for you.

Andrews Veterinary Hospital does spay and neuter rats.


We recommend rabbits have annual exams and dental check-ups.

Chewing is a natural behavior for rabbits. Provide your rabbit with a block of wood or rabbit safe chew toys. Rabbits need to chew in order to keep their teeth filed down so they can eat properly. Andrews Veterinary Hospital does trim rabbit teeth and nails.

Andrews Veterinary Hospital does spay and neuter rabbits.


Andrews Veterinary Hospital does see reptiles, including snakes, lizards, and turtles.

One of the basic health problems with snakes and lizards are parasites and mites. It is a good idea when acquiring a new pet to have it checked for good health. We recommend keeping new reptiles separated from other reptiles you may have until you can get a clean bill of health. Mites are highly contagious to your other reptiles.

Your snake may be ill if he or she begins losing weight, has runny stools, refusing eat, and or staring upward for long periods of time.