At Harmony Veterinary Clinic, we know that ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, small rodents, hedgehogs, and all other so-called “pocket pets” are often just as much a part of the family as cats and dogs, and we treat them with equal care.

Most of our small mammal pets tend to be prey for larger animals in the wild, so they tend to hide illnesses or injury until disease is fairly advanced. For this reason, if your pet is acting “off” at all, please do not wait to bring them in to see us. We also strongly recommend annual examinations to try to detect problems early enough to treat them.

If your pet has a problem that we are not equipped to handle at this time, we will gladly refer you and your pet to the experts in the field.

We routinely neuter rabbits and guinea pigs when appropriate. We also offer ovariohysterectomy (spay) for rabbits.

Dr. Janis Kohler is a member of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians.