Veterinarian and Veterinary Dentist Recommendations

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Post   » Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:34 pm


TAY Veternary Centre
260 Clepington Rd, Dundee.
01382 884411

I've been with this practice, for many years, the staff are excellent in looking after cavies, and I can't find fault with them, reasonably priced too.

Patch has been in the wars, and his teeth are the latest problem to emerge, so he gets booked in for Xrays etc...

Ms Maharaj is Patch's primary Vet, she is brilliant and puts you at ease, answers any questions, she knows about this website and she very cavy savvy. Patch will also see Mr Connachie (The Boss) and Bill who is a large animal Vet, who amputated Patch's infected leg last year and has a wee soft spot for my wee boy too.


Post   » Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:18 pm

OREGON - Beaverton/Portland

Southwest Animal Hospital
6139 SW Murray Boulevard
Beaverton, OR 97008-4421

Tel: (503) 643-2137
Fax: (503) 626-7392

Mon - Wed 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Fri 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Dr. Mark Burgess and Dr. Katrina Ramsell are the experts in town. They are the referred vet from the other offices for surgery and specialty care. I've been going to them since 2001 (before?) with good results. They have a long history of treating ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, and reptiles.

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Post   » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:10 pm


Dr. Alistair Ker
Thorold Veterinary Hospital
2-B Sullivan Ave
Thorold, ON
L2V 2X9

Tel : 905-227-7644
Emergency : 905-227-7644
Fax : 905-227-8820

Monday: 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Tuesday: 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday: 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Thursday: 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Friday: 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Saturday: 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Sunday: closed

I've only recently become a cavy owner, so I've only been to this vet once. My young skinny boar was treated here for a URI. Very accomodating to squeeze in an appointment for an urgent problem. Also sells Oxbow products. Comes recommended by other vets in the area, as well as the employees of the local pet supply shop I shop at. Also treat other small animals, as well as reptiles.

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Post   » Mon May 01, 2006 6:21 pm

Dr. Lauren Powers
Carolina Veterinary Specialist
Specialty and Emergency Hospital
12117 Statesville Road
Huntersville, NC
Phone: 704-949-1100
located just north of Charlotte, North Carolina -off I-77

The regular hours for the specialty clinic are Monday-Friday 7:30AM-6:30PM but they Animal Trauma and emergency stays open 24 hrs 365 days.

Dr. Powers is great. She is the exotic specialist for this facility and takes exotics as regular patients. When my piggies went in for their check up she was very thorough and even followed up to make sure they were maintaining their weight. Recently my two boys, Piggie and Cappuccino got into a tiff on a Sunday afternoon. They wound up with some nasty bites wounds. Cappy needed stiches on his lower eye lid and Piggy needed to have the wound on his rump check out. Dr. Powers was not working that Sunday but her staff called her. She came in straight away and took care of them.

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Post   » Tue May 02, 2006 11:42 pm

Calgary - Central/SW

Dr. Leticia Materi
Calgary Avian & Exotic Pet Clinic
3118 - 17 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Tel: 403-240-3577
Fax: 403-249-8160

Dr. Materi is kind, caring, and extremely skilled. She is extremely thorough, is very knowledgeable, and brings an excellent "bedside manner" to the room. She is impressively competent in handling a fussy guinea pig through dental exams (she does not use anesthetic for trimmings), anal temperatures, ear cleanings, etc. Her staff is excellent, as well, and the clinic is well-run, efficient, and on-time.


Dr. Lynne Ford
Animal Care Emergency
1635 - 17 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta
PHONE: (403)770-6388

Dr. Ford is very kind and competent. This clinic is EMERGENCY ONLY and cannot be used for regular vet care or for more intensive procedures. I would only recommend Dr. Ford for guinea pig care- this clinic treats all animals and I'm personally not familiar with the other doctors' competency with guinea pigs. However, Dr. Ford was excellent when we required emergency care. She provided a thorough exam, a diagnosis, first-doses of medication and fluids, and she sent us home with plenty of antibiotics, painkillers, and critical care to last us until we were able to see a regular vet. Her services were extremely appreciated in a time of need.

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Post   » Mon May 15, 2006 11:23 pm

North Adams (Close to Bennington, VT)

Dr. Michelle Gorbutt (Exotics Surgeon/Vet)

Greylock Animal Hospital
1028 State Road
North Adams, MA 01247

*Hospital Specialises in Exotics and Regular Animals
*Very knowlegable exotics vet that has dealt with many Guinea Pigs.
*They are very knowlegable in the allergies & medications in cavys.
*Only downfall: Sometimes overpriced

Castration (Neuter) Costs around $44 assuming there are no complications. Quick surgery, In and Out and they provide excellent recovery care and support over the phone. Doctors are on call 24/7. Rather good price for this surgery.

Do not bring your cavy to the Animal E.R. Of The Berkshires (pittsfield, MA) if recomended to. They are not affiliated with Greylock and have been known to provide medications that are lethal to cavys!


Post   » Mon May 29, 2006 8:40 am

Just a update on tow Ontario Vets.

Dr. Samantha Munn at the Cedarbrea Animal Clinic
700 Markham Rd
Phone # is listed as 416-429-0299

Dr. Susn aMCmillen from the Pickering Animal Hospital
1450 Kingston Rd Phone # 905-420-1734
She is om Mat Leave and is on a limited schedule

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Post   » Wed May 31, 2006 11:39 pm

Mountain View, CALIFORNIA

Dr. Kenton Taylor
Miramonte Veterinary Hospital
1766 Miramonte Avenue
Mountaing View, California


Dr. Taylor is the most knowledgeable vet I’ve seen in a long time, and I’ve worked with some with good reputations. What distinguishes him from other vets I’ve seen, is that Dr. Taylor keeps thinking about your pets problem even when he is not in the room with you. I see evidence of this when his techs call up to check on my pig (with great regularity) and tell me that Dr. Taylor thinks we may need to try one more thing, or Dr. Taylor has talked to a specialist in Canada. Plus his knowledge seems encyclopedic off the cuff. My original vet could not explain an unusual situation with one pig (it wasn’t life altering so we didn’t pursue investigation), but I chatted with Dr. Taylor, who has never seen the pig, and he had at least a guess as to what might have caused the unusual situation. He also spent a good deal of time with me on my first two visits.

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Post   » Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:21 am


Dr. Henry Wietsma, DVM, MS, DABVP

Every Thursday, Dr. Wietsma can be seen at:

Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
1480 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
(401) 886-6787

or during the week at his clinic:

Wickford Veterinary Clinic
7440 Post Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
(401) 295-9739

He recently spayed one of my pigs and I am very impressed with his knowledge of guinea pigs. I would highly recommend him.

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Post   » Sun Jul 02, 2006 2:32 pm

Savannah, Georgia

Dr. Richard Bink
Central Animal Hospital
Savannah, GA

Dr. Bink is an exotics vet who adores guinea pigs. He is fabulous and you can't beat his fees anywhere.


Post   » Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:57 pm

Edmonton, Alberta area

Dr. Gerald Burant DVM
4816 - 50 Avenue
Beaumont, Alberta (30 minutes outside of Edmonton)
(780) 929-6107

VERY knowledgable about exotics (and all other pets), I have taken my guinea pigs, hamsters and gerbils to him. In fact he was at a clinic in Edmonton where I originally started seeing him, and I make the 30 minute trip out of town every 3 weeks to see him specifically for my hamster's teeth trim. He is very gentle, takes the time to fully examine, and he will also explain anything he finds in detail.

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Post   » Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:39 pm

Ventura, CA

Dr. J. Elaine Fowell Dvm
East Ventura Animal Hospital
10225 Telephone Road, Ventura, CA 93004
(805) 647-8430

She seems to really know her stuff. She has 7 guinea pigs of her own, and did a wonderful job on Tyrone's neuter.

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Post   » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:32 am

Dr. Christine Kolmstetter
Cheyenne West Animal Hospital
8630 W. Cheyenne Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 395-1800

This lady is an excellent exotics vet and her staff is great.

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Post   » Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:45 am


List state first, then city. Otherwise I will never be able to add these to the master list. I see many people have messed up. This makes it infinitely harder to sort your advice.


Country (if other than US)
State/Province/Region (identifying location that makes sense for you)
Last edited by Lynx on Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:51 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post   » Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:10 am

São Paulo
São Paulo

Dr. Herbert Lima Correa
Av. Magalhães de Castro, 12 - (0xx11 - 3816-2450) -

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Post   » Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:21 pm

Just a note to say I updated the sorted hard copy of the vet list today.


It helps greatly if you all keep this clean.


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Post   » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:06 pm

LYNX- I recommended this vet before, but this is their new address, I also added comments. They are not in Westchester anymore.

Elmwood Park

Midwest Bird and Exotic Animal Hospital/ Midwest Emergency Animal Hospital

All of the vets here are very competent and used to seeing pigs on a regular basis. They have done a toe amputation, mass removal, many xrays and blood tests, and euthanasia for me. They also carry Oxbow products incl. Critical care. They also now have emergency services available, and when I leave pigs there overnight I can have these emergency vets check on my pigs often, and call for updates at any time during the night if I want. It's more expensive, though.

7510 W. North Av.
Elmwood Park, IL 708.453.8181

Animal 911 Emergency Clinic

I brought a pig in once, one of the vets gave subcues, AB's, Critical Care. I have heard this is also an exotics vet by day, but haven't been during the day, only during emergency hours.

3735 W. Dempster St. Skokie, IL 60076

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Post   » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:13 pm

****You have to use the correct format or it will be lost.


State (or country first), then city.

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Post   » Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:01 am

***I did, didn't I? I did IL, then Elmwood Park.

[added asterisks to remove this from listing -- Lynx]

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Post   » Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:17 am

****It has to be the very first thing in your post. I sort things this way by copying all the code. When you add something extraneous to the first post, it gets sorted differently.

Please start posts with the information requested if you want it included in the vetlist in the future.

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