Exotic Mammals

At Paddock Park Animal Care Center, we provide high quality veterinary care for exotic mammals and pocket pets in Ocala.

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Exotic Mammals, Ocala Veterinarians

Quality Care for Exotic Mammals in Ocala

Rabbits, ferrets rats, mice, guinea pigs and other small mammals have become popular pets as a growing number of pet owners have come to understand the unique bond they are able to form with these special and loving creatures.  

Just like cats and dogs, small mammals need routine and preventative healthcare to remain in good health throughout their lives. Bringing your small mammal in for veterinary checkups allows our vets to detect, diagnose and begin treatment of diseases, conditions and disorders in your exotic mammal while they are still at their most treatable.

Our staff of skilled professionals in Ocala is well-trained in the care of small mammals and can give you the information you need to keep your pocket pet looking and feeling great.

Caring for Small Mammals in Ocala

Small mammals like rabbits, hamster or guinea pigs may often be seen as good "starter" pets for young children because of their small size, but there is a lot which goes into their care.

A small mammal requires just as much care attention and dedication from pet owners and their veterinarians as a dog or cat. At Paddock Park Animal Care Center our veterinary team is committed to providing comprehensive preventative care for your beloved small mammal as well as treatment and surgical services when they become unwell.

Experience & Training in Exotic Pet Care

Caring for your small mammals requires special knowledge and experience, so rest assured that your small family-member is in good hands while in our care. 

Our veterinary team is dedicated to providing your small exotic mammals with proper preventative care, so they can remain happy and healthy throughout their lives. We are also here for you whenever they feel unwell. 

Our vets are also  skilled when it comes to restraining and treating your pet without causing them undue anxiety. Our primary goal is to provide the best possible care for your exotic mammal companion with a stress-free veterinary visit.

FAQs for Care of Exotic Pets

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from our patients about care of exotic pets.

  • What is an exotic mammal?

    Exotic mammals are small animals including rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, chinchillas, rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils. Many exotic pets are prey species in the wild and consequently can be very good at hiding the signs of illness until it is quite advanced, which is why preventive veterinary care is so important.

  • What can I expect at an exotic appointment?

    When you bring your exotic mammal in for a routine exam, we will assess the overall health of your pet. We will perform a thorough physical examination, recommend the appropriate preventive care, and answer any questions you may have about your pet to help ensure their health and longevity.

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Paddock Park Animal Care Center always accepts new patients! Our team of experienced vets are passionate about pet health in Ocala and beyond. We welcome you and your beloved pet to our veterinary family.

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(352) 237-4176