Westlake Village Animal Hospital in Conejo Valley is your exotic animal and bird wellness center. We offer complete exams and treatment for birds, rabbits, rodents, ferrets and reptiles.
There are many diseases as well as disorders that could affect your avian family member. Early detection of avian and exotic animal illness is important for successful treatment, sometimes survival. Some of the diseases that can affect a bird are: Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD), Proventricular Dilatation Disease (PDD), Psittacosis, Polyomavirus, and Candida. Schedule a routine physical examination with your vet to prevent these diseases.
Here is a list of common conditions of pet rabbits: parasites, snuffles, hairballs, uterine cancer, overgrown incisors, and sore hocks. A healthy diet (including clean living quarters) along with a routine physical examinations with one of our veterinarians, can prevent disease. If you notice any changes in your rabbit's normal habits please seek our veterinarian's advice.
Pocket pets require special care and treatment, both in-home and by one of our qualified veterinarians. The common pocket pets are mice, ferrets, guinea pigs, chinchillas, gerbils, hamsters, rats, lizards and snakes. Exotic animals and pocket pets need regularly scheduled physical examinations as part of their overall wellness. Preventing pocket pet diseases can affect not only your pet, but also your family as well- especially zoonatic diseases which are internal parasites, in addition to toxoplasmosis, rabies, salmonella, and leptospirosis. So prevention is very important! Westlake Village Animal Hospital can do diagnostic testing in order to garner an accurate diagnosis.
In addition to companion animals, several veterinarians at Westlake Village Animal Hospital specifically treat exotic pets and birds. Dr. Howard Martin, our resident expert brings 30 years of experience to this area of our practice. Westlake Village Animal Hospital has the experience and knowledge to provide you with the highest level of care you expect.