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Small Mammals

small mammals

Although small mammals are cute and tiny, they can be a big responsibility. If you’re interested in owning a chinchilla, ferret, hamster, hedgehogs, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, and other small mammals, it’s important to learn how to properly care for each of these furry creatures before bringing them home with you. 

Consider what size, temperament, and activity level are right for your household so you can choose the option that best matches your lifestyle. Are you looking for an animal that will take kindly to being petted and interact with you? Rabbits or guinea pigs are pets that enjoy cuddling once they’re gotten used to you. Be sure to choose a small mammal that has what you’re looking for and you’ll love having it around. Check out the articles below to learn more about the general care of each of these animals.

  • Domestic Pigs

    Pigs are great for families who want a relatively exotic but easy to care for a pet. Whether miniature, like a pot-bellied pig, or a full-sized animal, caring for a pig is similar to caring for a cat or dog. Health Domestic pigs need to see a veterinarian regularly for vaccinations and checkups. We

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  • Gerbils

    Gerbils are great little pets for pet owners who don't have room for a dog or cat. They're friendly and fun to watch, but they do take a moderate level of care and investment. If you're thinking of getting a gerbil, here's what you'll need to know to keep him happy and healthy, including giving him a

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  • Handling and Restraint

    Improper handling may cause serious, life-threatening injuries. Fractures and dislocations of the back, most often resulting in paralysis of both rear legs, are the most common injuries. These injuries occur when rabbits are suddenly frightened and attempt to escape from a small enclosure. A rabbit's

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  • Ferret Health

    You will need to take your ferret in to your veterinarian twice a year for a medical checkup and yearly vaccinations. Ferrets require yearly inoculations against canine distemper. They are highly susceptible to canine distemper and it is always fatal. Do not forget to inoculate against this every year!

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Summit Bridge Veterinary Hospital, LLC

A Veterinary Technician will be available starting at 6 am Monday through Friday, by 8 am on Saturdays and at 9 am on Sundays

Hospital Hours

Monday

2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

Surgery Day

Thursday

8:30 am - 8:00 pm

Friday

Surgery in the morning and appointments from 4pm-8pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed Easter Day

Kennel Hours

Monday

6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday

6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday

6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday

6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday

6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday

6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sunday

6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Grooming Hours

Monday

Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am

Tuesday

Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am

Friday

Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am

Saturday

Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am

Sunday

Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am

Hospital Hours

Monday
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
Surgery Day
Thursday
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
Surgery in the morning and appointments from 4pm-8pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed Easter Day

Kennel Hours

Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Grooming Hours

Monday
Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am
Tuesday
Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am
Friday
Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am
Saturday
Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am
Sunday
Drop Off Time is From 8 am to 8:30 am

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