I finally found a clinic called Girard Veterinary Clinic that saw my three furballs at a reasonable rate. However there were a few flaws with my visit that made me reluctant to go back even though I had few other options. One was that they are VERY crowded, mostly due to their affordable rate, and they don't take appointments - it's first come first serve - so really the only way to see the vet is to show up at 7AM. The other thing was that the vet argued with me about whether or not mange mites cross over to humans, and she even went to far as to insist upon combing my arm hair to check.
Because one of my piggies is sick and I just DIDNT want to risk waiting until Wednesday when I could get to Girard clinic (we recently lost two of our beloved piggies and I can't lose my favourite, I just can't!) I began an absolute frenzy of searching and I stumbled across Brees Animal Hospital.
They are not located within the city per se, but only about 10 miles outside of the city. They treat exotics, or as they call them "pocket pets," for a visit fee of only $50 plus obviously any meds they have to use. They are open 24 hours for emergencies and they were just a revelation. Clean, professional, friendly, reassuring, knowledgeable - I just can't recommend them enough!
For more info visit http://www.myvetonline.com/website/breesah/#location - and I hope this doesn't come off as spammy - I just know for anyone else in my area it must be such a challenge to find a good vet!
I will still email you anyway so you have my email...and for better stalking reasons.
Dr. Maxwell neutered HG Wells and Rossi cured Porkchop of his almost lethal URI. I'll also add them.
www.npah.com for more info!
I have this fun mental image of you and one of the pigs in the parking lot, "Yes, I know you are fine, but daddy wants to make friends, now hunker down in that carrier and look pathetic!"