As a veterinarian who performs animal surgery, when you first opened your practice, you probably thought you’d only be seeing dogs and cats with perhaps an occasional other pet. The reality is that humans bond with some very unusual pets sometimes, and when you also add in farm animals if you are in a rural area, you could find that your animal surgery talents end up extending to some pretty unique cases.
Some people tend to gravitate to exotic pets, such as raccoons, ferrets, and even skunks, so it would be wise to brush up on differences in animal surgery, including anesthesia, declawing, neutering/spaying, removal of scent glands, and various problems associated with non-domestic pets. Of course, you’ll also need to understand preventative medicine and treatment of viral and bacterial diseases and infections for these unique pets. You should also be ready to utilize a more cautious restraint method than you would with typical domestic pets.
If you suspect that your animal surgery centre is going to be experiencing exotic and non-domestic animals, you may want to allocate an area and equip it accordingly with appropriate equipment, supplies, and veterinary products. If you would like assistance with setting up this type of animal surgery and selecting the products for it, contact us at Georgian Anesthesia and Medical Corp. We stay on top of the newest developments and advances in the veterinary industry, so we can advise you as a new veterinary clinic or an established one looking to upgrade or renovate. Contact us today with any questions you may have.