When most veterinarians first open their vet clinic, they anticipate the usual types of pets. They expect cats and dogs, and even the occasional bird. The growing trend in niche pets is something you should be thinking about when it comes to stocking your clinic with specialty veterinary supplies and equipment, as well as getting any additional training and perhaps doing some marketing so the public knows you are set up to treat their unique pet. Thanks to more frequent reptile conventions, people are choosing a number of interesting reptiles as pets these days, including bearded dragon, snakes, leopard gecko, blue-tongue skink, crested gecko, and gold-dust day gecko, just to name a few. You might even see the occasional turtle, tortoise, or frog.
Among the things to consider when stocking veterinary supplies and equipment if you are to treat lizards is that many lizards need very warm and precise lighting conditions. Bearded dragon, for example, prefer an environment between 80 and 100 degrees with both a basking spotlight and a full-spectrum UVB light. Other lizards, such as leopard gecko, do not need a special UVB light and are comfortable at lower temperatures than the bearded dragon. Since there is such a difference within the reptile kingdom, you’ll want to be able to control temperature and lighting so you can adjust as necessary.
If you would like assistance in selecting additional veterinary supplies and equipment for your vet clinic so that you can treat reptiles and other niche pets, reach out to us at Georgian Anesthesia and Medical Corp. We are happy to assist you so that your clinic can be as successful as possible.