Our Exotic Services

Few veterinarians in our immediate area treat exotic pets. At Countryside Veterinary Clinic, we strive to help you and your exotic mammal to the best of our ability. Through experience and continuing education, we steadily increase our knowledge base.

This website provides:

  • Basic husbandry and common diseases for the most common exotic mammals
  • Resources for veterinary care from trained exotic specialists and emergency veterinarians within and near Howard County, Maryland.

Signs of Illness and Injury

Exotic pets are very adept at hiding illnesses. Unfortunately, their illness can be very serious by the time their pet parent notices they are sick. It is important to watch for changes in your pet’s behavior that can signal illness such as:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Decreased stool production
  • Decreased urine output
  • Lethargy
  • Sneezing
  • Eye or nose discharge
  • Loose stools
  • Trauma
  • Labored/open-mouthed breathing
  • Weight loss
  • Bleeding

Exotic Animals That We See:

Small Mammals

  • Rabbits
  • Chinchillas
  • Ferrets
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Hamsters, Mice, Gerbils
  • Hedgehogs
  • Rabbits
  • Rats

Farm Animals


Exotic Veterinary Services in the Area