At Northgate Veterinary Clinic, we provide quality veterinary care for pocket pets in Seattle.
Care for Pocket Pets in Seattle
At Northgate Veterinary Clinic, we provide routine wellness and preventive care services for your pocket pet. Exotic pets can also be seen for medical or behavioral concerns.
- Wellness & Preventive Care
Much like cats and dogs, pocket pets benefit from regular veterinary care to help live a long, happy, and healthy life.
During the initial wellness visit, our specialist will thoroughly review your pet’s housing, nutrition, and care. A complete and thorough physical exam will be performed. Health screening tests and vaccines will be discussed and recommended when indicated. Our veterinarian will discuss any husbandry, health, or behavior concerns with you and answer any questions you might have. Recommendations will be tailored to the needs of your pet and their family.
- Sick Pet Appointments & Daytime Emergencies
Pocket pets with health or behavior concerns can be seen by our veterinarians. If possible, please call (206) 363-8421 in advance to determine the availability of a veterinarian. While we do accept walk-in and work-in emergencies for exotic pets, there may be an additional fee if double booking of appointments occurs.
Experience & Training in Exotic Pet Care
We know that caring for your pocket pet requires special knowledge and experience, so rest assured that your loved ones are in good hands.
Our team is dedicated to providing exotic pets with proper care so they can have long and healthy lives. It is our goal to provide top care for your exotic pets with a stress-free visit ans our technicians are skilled when it comes to restraining pets without causing them anxiety.
FAQs for Pocket Pets
- What is a pocket pet?
Pocket Pets are small animals including rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, chinchillas, rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils. Many exotic pets are prey species in the wild and consequently can be very good at hiding the signs of illness until it is quite advanced, which is why preventive veterinary care is so important.
- What can I expect at an exotic appointment?
When you bring your exotic mammal in for a routine exam, we will assess the overall health of your pet. We will perform a thorough physical examination, recommend the appropriate preventive care, and answer any questions you may have about your pet to help ensure their health and longevity.