Our greatest tool for preventative medicine is the wellness exam. A thorough examination of your animal can allow for early detection and treatment of problems that they are otherwise unable to tell us about. The wellness exam is also an opportunity to discuss ongoing health issues and adjust treatment, review vaccine requirements, consider blood work or further diagnostics that may be recommended at various life stages, and to evaluate need for parasite control.
Exotic animal species have always been welcomed at Ottewell, whether they have fur, feathers, or scales. Dr. Pettifor has been working with these special creatures for over 15 years and continues to be inspired by the unique human-animal bonds that owners often develop with these less conventional pets.
Digital radiography (X-rays) is another rapid and safe way for us to assess the physical health of your animal. The digital technology allows information to be shared and reviewed by referral specialists when needed.