Dr. Patt is an experienced reptile health care provider and offers a comprehensive physical examination, nutritional consultations, environmental enrichment consults and advanced diagnostics which include x-rays, blood work and fecal examination. We also are experienced at soft tissue surgery. We care for a large variety of reptiles including lizards, snakes, tortoises and turtles.
Thinking about getting a reptile for yourself or a loved one but worried about the care or possible feeding of bugs and live food? No worries, there is a reptile species for everyone. This is our pick for what we consider to be easy reptile pets. By easy we mean that their needs are minimal compared to more extreme exotics and most don’t require live food.
Please remember that all reptiles need special care and attention daily to live healthy long lives. So for our picks we looked at things such as the diet needed, the type of lighting and heating requirements and illness/malnutrition seen in our practice. Dr. Patt and her husband have owned all of these so we can speak from experience about their care and needs.
The best way to keep your reptile healthy is to catch diseases early, before your pet is showing any signs of illness. These pets are masters at hiding illness, so early intervention is critical. This is why all reptiles should have an bi-annual examination.
During your pet’s bi-annual examination, we may also recommend additional testing. We offer full diagnostic screening such as x-rays, blood tests, fecal exams, skin scrapings and biopsy of growths. We also offer surgeries for growth removal.
We cannot stress enough that your reptile needs proper nutrition. All too often in our practice we see reptiles suffering from malnutrition and health problems caused by malnutrition. During your reptile’s bi-annual exam, we will discuss with you the proper nutrition and feeding schedule for your reptile and offer behavioral and reptile care counseling.