Complete Care for Snakes, Turtles, Frogs, and Other Reptiles and Amphibians
From snakes and turtles to iguanas and frogs, reptiles and amphibians have been popular household pets for many years. These species are an ideal alternative to cats and dogs for individuals with allergies, those that have busy schedules, or those that are looking for a pet that requires less social interaction. However, due to their unique nature and needs, it is important that you seek professional veterinary advice and care prior to purchasing or adopting your pet, and throughout their lives.
Temperament — While some amphibians and reptiles are naturally docile and friendly, others can be aggressive or withdrawn. As a result it is important to choose a pet that best fits your family and lifestyle.
Temperature — Recreating and maintaining your pet’s living environment is critical to their comfort and health, but can prove to be challenging - particularly in Pacific Northwest climates.
Living Environment — Many reptiles and amphibians grow quickly and to large sizes over time, so choosing the right housing means ensuring your pet has ample space to not only live but to grow.
Diet — Diets for these animals can range from fruits and veggies to live animals. Access to a healthy selection of nutritional choices is important for both owners and their pets.
Hygiene — Some reptiles and amphibians carry Salmonella bacteria, which can cause illness in humans, particularly children, the elderly or those with compromised immune systems. Good hygiene, education, and regular veterinary care can help keep diseases and illness at bay.
Reptile & Amphibian Veterinary Services We Offer
- Behavior Consultation
- Cancer Treatment
- Dental Care
- Emergency/Critical Care
- End of Life Care
- Eye Care
- In-House Laboratory
- Intensive Care Unit
- Internal Medicine
- Laser Surgery/Therapy
- Pain Management
- Senior Pet Care
- Spay/Neuter *
* = Requires advanced approval by Dr. Harrenstien
= Offered off-site in collaboration with another practitioner
= Offered on-site on a consultant basis