Jerboa Veterinarian Serving Ohio
Dr. Riggs has over 30 years experience caring for exotic animals including jerboas. We provide full service jerboa veterinarian care. Jerboas are tiny desert rodents that are easily identifiable by their long hind legs, short forelegs, and long tail with tuft of fur on the tip. These are fun exotic pets to own but do require proper care in order to thrive. They have been referred to as the desert kangaroo because of their hopping motion. They can travel up to six feet in a single jump making it very difficult to capture them if they get away from their owner! We are experienced in treating Jerboas and provide the following veterinary services:
Jerboa Wellness Exams
As part of your pets wellness examination, we’ll consult with you about your concerns and discuss specific needs of your Jerboa such as diet. We will visually examine teeth, ears, eyes, mouth, and skin for signs of illness. If we find anything abnormal, we may do testing to diagnose possible illness.
Jerboa Nutritional Consultation
Jerboas are omnivores and eat a variety of foods. They require a specialized and balanced diet high in vegetables to remain healthy. We will go over your jerboas current diet and offer suggestions and possible improvements to keep him in peak condition.
Jerboa Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Surgical Procedures
Our goal is to keep your jerboa healthy and prevent illness. If your pet is injured or ill, rest assured that we have the tools necessary to diagnose the problem and offer state-of-the-art treatment. From blood testing and radiographs to ultrasound and endoscopy, we have the means to track down your pets’ problems. Once the problem is uncovered we have the expertise, equipment, and the years of experience needed to provide the therapy or surgical procedures required to help our patients.
Jerboa Emergency Care
Our office is open for your jerboa’s health care needs Monday through Friday 8:00-6:00 and Saturday 8:00-4:00. If emergency care is required after these hours, you can rely on our 24 hour emergency facility- the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital. Metro is located at 1053 S. Cleveland-Massilon Rd. in Copley (330-666-2976) and is there to assist with any of our client’s problems. At Metro we have veterinarians and technicians on duty 24 hours daily to address your needs. Metro’s staff doctors rotate through our clinic on a regular basis to assure that they are comfortable addressing the problems of our exotic owning clients.