Veterinarian and Veterinary Dentist Recommendations

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Post   » Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:26 pm


St. Louis (Creve Coeur)

Dr. Christopher Moritz
Everything Pets Animal Hospital
12597 Olive Blvd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

(314) 469-0075

Dr. Moritz really takes the time to get to know your guinea pig. He is very willing to listen to your opinions and is always open to new ideas and research. He was interested in Guinea Lynx and the medical information I had acquired here.

I initally took Ginger to Dr. Moritz for her pneumonia. Dr. Moritz did a full exam, checking her teeth, nails, ears, nose, etc. He asked all about her diet and housing. He has done several x-rays on Ginger, and he has taken a lot of time to explain the x-rays to me. He was very detailed in telling me about treatments options and had me take a nebulizer home to do treatments to help her breathe. I have called the office asking numerous questions, and the staff has been very nice too.

Dr. Moritz is also recommended by the House Rabbit Society. His clinic also sells Oxbow products.

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Post   » Sun Feb 20, 2005 2:43 pm


Crossroads Animal Emergency and Referral Center
11057 E. Rosecrans Ave
Norwalk, CA- 90650

Dr. Richard Rotmistrovsky

Phone# 562-863-2522

This is an emergency hospital so their hours differ from a regular vet clinic. There is also no guarentee this particular vet will be on duty. This emergency hospital was also very reasonable. I paid only $25.00 for xrays, $55.00 for exam, and received a discount because Violet was rescued.

My regular cavy vet was familiar with Dr. Rotmistrovsky and agreed with his protocals. She went in for abdominal distension.

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Post   » Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:39 am


Dr. Michael Hutchinson and Dr. Meyers
20411 Route 19
Unit # 10
Cranberry TWP, PA 16066

Dr. Mike treated my boys for a few things in the 7 months I've been going to him. He treated Cyrus for an eye infection, both Cyrus and Gambit for mites (and did EVERYTHING guinea lynx said, including not doing a skin scrape since it rarely shows anything, he said he didn't want to hurt the piggies), and just recently did Gambit's bladder stone surgery. It was very risky as the stone moved into Gambit's urethra but he did a wonderful job.

He has worked with guinea pigs since the 80s and has done everything right, including having me call 3 days after surgery (Gambit had it on a Thursday) so I can update him on how he was doing and being avalible to me when I have a question.

Dr. Meyers saw Gambit on a Saturday (they a 8am-12pm Saturday hours) and she was very concerned and was so kind. She has a guinea pig and has worked with them for years as well. When I was waiting in the waiting room for Gambit's surgery to be started and obviously was very upset she kept checking on me.

This group is so friendly and open to all knowledge that someone may have on their animals and he LISTENS to what you have to say. He's very gentle and good when examining the piggies and follows everything guinea lynx says a vet should do.

He also is kind to me because he knows financially I am not in the best situation and he only charged me for one dose of Ivermectin instead of of all three and is reasonable priced. :)

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Post   » Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:57 pm

Pickering Ontario

Pickering animal hospital
1450 Kingston rd
northwest corner of kingston and valley farm
Dr. Susan Mcmillen

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Post   » Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:58 pm


Dr. Elizabeth Hartman and Dr. Janet Tast
Wellesley Animal Hospital
314 Weston Road Wellesley, MA 02181
(617) 237-0066

They see a lot of cavies and are very knowledgeable and open to working closely with caretakers. Less gung-ho about pushing high-cost treatment than Angell Memorial.

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Post   » Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:35 pm

NEBRASKA - Lincoln

Dr. Micah Kohles
Dr. Carrie Frey

Nebraska Animal Medical Center
5720 Old Cheney Road
Lincoln, NE 68516
Tel: (402) 423-9100
Fax: (402) 423-9171
24-Hour Emergency: (402) 423-9100

I have seen both, prefer Dr. Kohles as he is my regular vet. Caught head tilt problem I didn't even see. Does follow-up calls. Both are trained in Exotic/Small Mammals. This is a large vets office that sees all pets. 24-hour emergency services is good for peace of mind.


Post   » Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:46 pm



Dr. Rupp can no longer be recommended here, as he had moved from the area. I found this out abruptly and at a rather bad time.[/b]


Post   » Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:37 pm


ERIE AREA/ Edinboro, PA

Camboro Veterinary Hospital
5989 Route 6N
Edinboro, PA 16412

Dr. Orozco is the small animal vet here. He's really helpful and can even make the medicine taste good for the piggies (Zeus loved it!).

Good Shepherd Veterinary Hospital
3703 MacCorkle Ave SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Dr. Stephenson will make emergency visits and even offered to come in from an out-of-state visit once if I (well, my piggy) needed her, which is very helpful because the area emergency clinic only takes dogs and cats.


Post   » Fri Mar 18, 2005 8:04 pm


Dr. J. J. Bonavera
Canyon Country Animal Hospital
18840 Soledad Canyon Rd.

Excellent with exotics. He's one of the few vets in the area that will even touch them. Dr. Bonavera saved the life of my senior pig by performing what is known to be a very risky surgery. This is one skilled exotics vet. And very affordable!

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Post   » Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:51 am

CONNECTICUT (metro Hartford)

Sean Pampreen, D.V.M.
Aubrey Fitch, V.M.D.

Marlborough Bird & Animal Hospital
21 South Main Street
Marlborough, CT 06447

(860) 295-1595

Both Dr. Pampreen & Dr. Fitch see a variety of animals regularly but their speciality is Exotic Animals. Dr. Pampreen has been caring for my guinea pigs and rabbits. Performed 3 gp boar neuters successfully with no complications. Kind, friendly, compassionate staff. Both vets are very patient & gentle.


Kathryn Zyra, V.M.D.

Bolton Veterinary Hospital
222 Boston Turnpike (Route 6)
Bolton, CT 06043

(860) 646-6134

Dr. Zyra specializes in Exotic pets and Wildlife. She has seen my rabbit. She has 3 house rabbits and 2 guinea pigs and is a friendly, compassionate vet. Nice but busy office.


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Post   » Fri May 06, 2005 4:09 pm

HAWAII - Honolulu

Douglas Chang, D.V.M.
Aloha Animal Hospital
4224 Waialae Avenue
(808) 734-2242

Very good with exotics, including bunnies, cavies, pueo (wild owls), fish. He is very patient and knowledgable; takes the time to evaluate the animal and explain to the human. He is a talented surgeon.


Post   » Sat May 28, 2005 1:50 pm


30 minute drive from Murray, KY
30 minute drive from Paducah, KY
1 hr drive from Metropolis, IL
2 hr drive from Clarksville, TN
3 hr drive from Nashville, TN

Mayfield Veterinary Clinic, P.S.C.
501 W. James St
Mayfield, KY 42066
(270) 247-2915

Diagnosed my girls with mites when they had been mis-diagnosed previously with lice. Treated them with oral ivermectin. Knows the evils of cedar and pine bedding, recommends Advantage for flea/lice problems, and encourages weekly weighings. Reluctant to spay or neuter unless health problems like ovarian cysts crop up, but he can and will do it. Office visits are $15 before medicine and lab costs.


NASHVILLE, TN - Dr. Micheal Lutz, DVM

1 hr drive from Clarksville, TN
2 hr drive from Paducah, KY
2 hr drive from Bowling Green, KY

West Meade Animal Clinic
990 Davidson Drive
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 356-1152

I am VERY skeptical about Dr. Lutz's treatment for guinea pigs. He misdiagnosed mites as lice and told me to use flea powder on them for treatment, waving aside my arguments for Advantage and/or Ivermectin.

However, he is willing to spay/neuter, and has done a very successful spay on my mother's sow, JoJo. I am going to take my boar, Fieval, to him for a neuter. Spays/neuters are the only thing I will recommend Dr. Lutz for. Spay: $125. Neuter: $105.

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Post   » Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:59 pm

Kauniainen, Finland (30minutes from Helsinki)

Kristiina Kontio-Jalanka
Eläinlääkäriasema Arkki
Ymmerstanportti, Kauniainen

09 - 5050 839

Has spayed Wilma, operated Pölö twice etc. The only vet I know who trims molars quickly without sedation.


Post   » Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:54 pm


Dr Chris Griffin
2100 Lane St
Kannapolis NC 28083

704 932 8111
Dr Chris only sees birds, reptiles, and small and furries.
He spends a lot of time with you and goes over every aspect of what he is doing during the examination. He also carries the Oxbow product line. So far the only one that I have found to carry the GP stuff.

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Post   » Fri Jul 15, 2005 11:19 am

Ontario, Canada

Dr Samantha Munn

Greenwood Park Animal Hospital
1041 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M4M 1Z6

Phone : (416) 778 - 6666
Fax : (416) 778 - 6688

Dr. Munn has treated numerous of my own guinea pigs as well as many others that I know. She is experienced and highly skilled in all areas including diagnostics, surgery and medicine. She is always willing to learn new things, do research and consult with other vets. She tries her best to work with the specific requirements of her clients, always being available to talk over the phone, working with costs, etc.

Dr. Munn is very rescue oriented and does everything she can to support numerous animal charities, rescues and shelters. She has a great love for guinea pigs as well as other smaller pets and it really shows in how she handles and cares for my own loved ones.

[Updated with changed contact information provided by AliceMcmallis -- Lynx]

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Post   » Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:06 pm


Dr. Kathy Van Buer or Dr. Leigh Ennen
North Brady Animal Hospital
6011 N. Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52806

Phone (563) 391-9522
Fax (563) 391-5509


Dr. Grant Jacobson
Animal Clinic - The Vet
507 West High Street
Marshalltown , IA 50158

Phone (641) 753-5486



Post   » Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:20 pm


College Point Animal Hospital
14-11 College Point Blvd.
College Point, NY 11356
Voice - 718-321-3202
Fax - 718-321-7969

What I like about Dr. Ryan is that she has a dog, several birds, and two rabbits right in the office with her so you know she loves animals. Also, last month when Spike (my GP) injured his eye, she has a referral service so that she was able to get nearly immediate advice from an exotics specialist in Canada (and it seems from this and other boards that Canadians know a lot more about cavies than we do).

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My home, ruled by pigs!

Post   » Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:14 am


The Animal Clinic of Morris Plains
Route 10 West
Morris Plains, NJ

Dr. Pamela Schott, Dr. Powell or Dr. Sedlacek.

Reasonable rates and they do emergency service here. A vet is on call after hours and will phone you to discuss your options in case of an emergency.
Brookside Veterinary Clinic
Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ

Dr. Keith Samson

Dr. Samson is not a part of a group practice and he is a wonderful vet who knows a lot about guinea pigs. He uses Sevofluorane gas because he feels it's safer than Isofluorane. Sevo is much more expensive so his fees for surgery are high. I highly recommend him if you can afford it.

Dr. Danci Mock
West Caldwell Animal Hospital
Bloomfield Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ

Dr. Mock is a wonderful, experienced compassionate vet. She has lots of experience with guinea pigs and even has her own. The downside is the $57 office visit but if you can afford it I recommend her as well. This is a 6 vet group practice but I only have experience with Dr. Mock.


Post   » Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:41 pm

All City Pet Care

Heather Carlson

43rd & Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57103-6455
Phone: (605) 335-4004

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Post   » Mon Aug 22, 2005 2:30 pm

Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic

Name: Dr. Kelly Latendresse, or Dr. Wendy Korver
Address: 2826 King St. East
City: Bowmanville (near OSHAWA)
Phone Number: 905-623-4431

Personal experience: This clinic has a fantastic environment. Kelly was great with my Charlie, as were the rest of the staff. Top notch vets and a fantastic place to take a GP or any exotic. very knowledgeable and super friendly staff. PLUS - THE STOCK AND WILL ORDER OXBOW PRODUCTS.

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