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Title: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Suebee on March 18, 2004, 10:14:12 AM
Please use this thread to request a vet recommendation specific to your area. If someone knows of one, they can quote your request, and supply a recommendation.

Same rules apply that apply to our Recommended Vet List (http://www.goosemoose.com/rfc/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=19879) in the Reference Desk:

If You Use This Resource
Please don't abuse this information. Do not contact a vet who's never seen your animals before, asking for free advice just because you see their phone number or email address listed here. Make a proper appointment, take your rats in, get to know the vet, and let the vet get to know your pets. Additionally, in many cases it is unethical for a vet to diagnose an animal without having seen it in person. We don't want vets asking to have their names removed from this list because too many people were soliciting free advice.

Disclaimer
RatsRule.com, Goosemoose.com, and the people who have recommended the veterinarians on this list cannot make any guarantees about quality of work. Additionally, any recommendation of a particular vet should not be taken as a recommendation of other vets at the same hospital -- each vet has their own areas of expertise. You should thoroughly check out any veterinarian for yourself to see if they meet your requirements. through compiling this list, we just wish to share our positive experiences with the community, and possibly give people a place to start.

Thank you.
Title: Re:Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Panda Phil on March 20, 2004, 08:50:21 AM
 I'm wondering if there are any good vets south of Seattle, WA.  I know there are a couple of WA vets on the recomended list, but they're all a long way from me, and I don't drive.  :(
Title: Re:Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: RachelW on March 26, 2004, 09:06:48 AM
Ratatouille's sneezing is getting worse poor thing. It's more violent and she seems bothered by her nose afterwards. I think I need to get her checked out  :(

Can anyone suggest a vet in London? North London ideally. I'm in Southgate for anyone who knows.

I'd also appreciate some advice on how much this might cost us?
Title: Re:Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: SR&P on April 02, 2004, 06:22:00 PM
I'm looking for a vet who doesn't charge 50 bucks a rat! I live in california, Walnut Creek, (But since lots of people don't know where that is-) about 45 mins away from San Francisco. Thank you!!!
Title: Re:Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: ElkTrails on April 20, 2004, 06:03:51 PM
I have a good vet now, but ive discoverd that although hes great with dogs and cats, I seem to know more than he does with the rats when it comes to specific things like MC and such.  hes fine for minor things, but I would rather have a vet who is skilled with rats in my area.  (Tacoma Washington) Must be reasonably priced (ie, no $40 exotics fee PER rat like some ive been to before...)

Amy
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: brandy on April 28, 2004, 12:32:58 PM
Looking for a vet in the Williamsburg/Newport News, Viriginia area. I've taken them to one in VA Beach who was great, but that's over an hour's drive away.  I'd really like something closer, preferably within a half hour of Williamsburg.  I also used to take them to Noah's Ark in Wmsbrg, but their rat vet left. I tried Jolly Something-or-other, but their small animal vet specializes in rabbits and wasn't terribly rat-knowledgeable.

I hope people other than the requesters actually read this thread occassionally....   :-\
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: lunarraven on April 29, 2004, 07:23:48 PM
Hey, still looking for a rat vet in western Pennsylvania.  People around here think of my girls as either food for something bigger or as icky things they set traps for! :o  If anyone has any helpful info, please, please, please contact me.  I've asked around here and the vets all laugh at me for wanting to bring in my rats.  :-  :worry:


Thanks. :BlueDumboSmile:

Naomi, and the girls: Edward and Monkey.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Angyl on May 13, 2004, 08:34:06 PM
Anyone know of any good vets in the Niles/Warren/Youngstown area of Ohio?
Title: Re:Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: treefrog500 on May 19, 2004, 09:48:23 PM
I'm wondering if there are any good vets south of Seattle, WA. I know there are a couple of WA vets on the recomended list, but they're all a long way from me, and I don't drive. :(

Panda Phil:  I know how you feel because I also do not drive but my little dependents still deserve the best.  My recommendation is the Bird & Exotic Clinic in Seattle (I would recommend them over Barbara Deeb for rats, but I would recommend Barbara Deeb for rabbits - just from my experience).  However, if you cannot find a bus to that area, I would definitely call them or the Rabbit, Rodent, and Ferret House (www.rabbitrodentferret.org) and ask if they know of anyone in your area that they recommend.  We have never gone wrong with a recommendation from RRFH.

Jessica Lee Blacknall
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Panda Phil on May 27, 2004, 12:21:31 PM
 Thanks Treefrog. I'll look them up and see if I can find an address.

 Funny thin gis, it's actually easier for me to get into Seattle by bus than it is a lot of the outlying communities.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: ChipmunKira on May 31, 2004, 12:59:29 AM
I have a pretty good vet who I trust and who is good with my rats, but I am looking for something possibly more cost-efficient.  Good vets and bad vets I've been to around here charge the same.   :-\

Chesapeake, VA; and I am willing to drive, especially since I know I have some place local if I have a real emergency.  For reference: vets around here want around $200 for a male rat's neuter, and Poe's tumor removal cost me about $345.  I would like to be able to afford care for all my rats, and not break the bank when one of them needs medical attention.   :-[
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Rebecca on June 17, 2004, 12:03:43 AM
I'm looking for a vet in Northern NJ....I'm in Morris County, right on the border with Passaic. Nearby towns include Kinnelon, Butler, Rockaway, Morristown, Parsippany....Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Tizzrah on July 07, 2004, 04:15:52 AM
Kira and Brandy:  I'm located in Richmond, VA and I go to a WONDERFUL vet.  His name is Dr. Billeter and his practice is Hanover Animal Hospital.  He doesn't know EVERYTHING about rats, since I think I'm only one of the very few rat people he deals with, but he's super-ready to learn.  He is very cost-efficient, too.  To remove a mammary tumor from Selene AND spay her, he only charged $105.  She recovered beautifully.  For Baytril he charges under $20 for a 2-week supply, and a brief exam is only $15.  He has never charged me for euthanizations.

If anyone wants his phone number, feel free to PM me.  It's well worth it to drive if you need some sort of surgery done; he's absolutely amazing.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Steff on July 10, 2004, 12:43:35 AM
Quote from: lunarraven link=topic=19878.msg222946[quote

I'm in western PA too and would like to find a good vet. Luna, if you find one, please let me know!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: hazycolors on July 11, 2004, 12:09:34 AM
Hi, please, if anyone knows a vet in Queens, NYC who has experience with small animals, especially rats, please reply or email me at swu0002@hunter.cuny.edu

its urgent!!!

thanks
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: BlueMoon on July 12, 2004, 09:45:25 PM
For Hazycolors:

Catnip and Carrots Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Jennifer L. Saver, DVM
2221 Hillside Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11070
(516) 877-7080

She specializes in small animals, and has plenty of experience with rats. :)
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: mesmerizingamour on July 15, 2004, 12:26:45 PM
I need a vet in northern new jersey who actually knows about rats!!  :BlueDumboBigEyes: by poor boys just dealt with a bad vet  :'(he knew nothing about them and decided my sneezing weezing rust colored stained rats were perfectly healthy! GR So hackettstown, andover, rockaway, anywhere really, with a good caring vet plz :)
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: squeaky on July 19, 2004, 08:39:38 AM
mesmerizingamour - someone has just posted a vet in NJ, don't know if it's near you though
VET (http://www.goosemoose.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=70&?topic=19879.new#new)
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Kendra on July 22, 2004, 01:57:22 AM
Does anyone know a vet in the Memphis, Tennessee area?  I'm moving there for graduate school.  We'll actually be living in Horn Lake, Mississippi, but anywhere in that area, Olive Branch, Southaven, Germantown, Cordova would be fine.  I don't mind the drive as long as I have a vet who knows what he/she is doing.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: MarburysMum on August 06, 2004, 12:13:50 AM
I live in the Oklahoma City, OK area. I got the names of Dr. Nancy Harrington in Norman and Dr. Jeff Henderson in OKC as vets that will see rats. Has anyone seen them for their rats? Also, is there anyone in the OKC area w/ other recommendations? I'd like to have a referral from someone I've spoken to, and not just off a list. Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Marvolo on August 20, 2004, 04:51:30 PM
I'm looking for a good vet who knows about rats, especially the first few months of their life, in Toronto, Ontario. It's concerning respiratory problems I just started noticing in a small male. If any of you can recommend one, it would be great.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Dearpie on August 23, 2004, 02:20:59 AM
I'm looking for a good vet who knows about rats, especially the first few months of their life, in Toronto, Ontario. It's concerning respiratory problems I just started noticing in a small male. If any of you can recommend one, it would be great.

This (http://www.rmca.org/Resources/vetlists/canadavets.htm)  is listed in a thread from the Reference Desk/Rat Care Resources on the Internet .....
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: BadRattitude on August 28, 2004, 07:44:23 PM
Need a good ratty vet in the Detroit area.  Ms. Thing needs to have a tumor removal and I haven't found a good vet that I trust to do it.

The last one we went to lectured us about how unhealthy Suebee's food was (yeah right!) and told us it was okay to go ahead and use pine litter (whatever!)  ::)

Bad Rattitude Rattery
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Scabberstherat on October 04, 2004, 01:47:18 AM
I am looking for a rat vet in or near the Belleville, Illinois area that won't break the bank. :) thank you in advance
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Ssorca19 on October 05, 2004, 11:14:07 PM
I know I've run into a few people in her who are from RI, or this area- I'm looking for a good rat vet (heck, at this point, any vet who sees rats) somewhere down here to have on file, just in case of an emergency.  Where do you all take your rats?

Thanks for your help
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: rattielady on October 12, 2004, 08:38:54 AM
looking for a vet near Franklin, Indiana. Will go to Greenwood and a little further north.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: ElvinMelvin on October 29, 2004, 03:55:52 PM
I live in Frisco,TX and can't find a vet that is close.  The vet I used recently in Frisco charged $57 dollars for the office visit and did not seem to know much more about rats than I do.  The closest exotic pet vet that I have found is in irving, a one hour drive from my house.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: rattiefan on November 05, 2004, 10:55:39 AM
Does anybody know of a good, experienced (with rats) vet in the Nashua, NH or surrounding area? I could travel as far north as Manchester or down to Chelmsford, MA.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Leslie Marie on November 16, 2004, 05:29:22 PM
Does anybody know of a good vet in Springfield, Oregon? Or anywhere near this area. I don't want to go back the vet I was going to, they don't know much about rats... And I'm having a lot of trouble finding a good one for my babies. They need a vet as soon as possible...  :-\
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Cera on December 10, 2004, 07:13:05 AM
Quote from: lunarraven link=topic=19878.msg222946[quote

I'm in western PA too and would like to find a good vet. Luna, if you find one, please let me know!

I third that.  I'm in major need of a good rattie vet in western PA, preferably near the Pittsburgh area.  I'd really like to get a vet lined up before I get my two hairless girls.  :)
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Sapphire_Rats on December 16, 2004, 12:09:48 PM
If anyone knows of any good ratti vets near the augusta/waterville maine area, it would be greatly appreciated if you let me know! (no farther than augusta please!!)
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: LostChylde on December 18, 2004, 09:57:36 AM
Hey I live about 15 min N of the city of philadelphia in PA, USA. Does anyone know of a good rat vet around here. In the past i've had guenie pigs and the vets i used for them, well lets just say they weren't all that great when it came to really caring abt small animals. I dont make much $$ so one that is fairly good with there prices would be great. Thanx in advance!!

peace
--jewels
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: KittyRat on December 28, 2004, 10:46:33 AM
Looking for a vet Suffolk County Long Island. A friend is looking to have her rats spayed/neutered, and doesnt want to pay upwards around $300 each. Any suggestions?>
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: rataholic9 on December 29, 2004, 01:30:11 AM
If anyone needs a vet in South Carolina, i've found probably the best in the whole state! he is cheap, knows tons about rats (used to have them as pets), very friendly, and i can usually get apppointments in 1-3 days, or sometimes i can just bring my sick rat in the moment i hang up the phone! email me if anyone in SC, or Georgia, or NC needs a vet cause he is awesome!!!!! oh yea, he's located just NE of Columbia, SC.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: asphyxia on January 04, 2005, 10:35:53 PM
Does anyone know of any good rat doctors in Santa Cruz, CA? I'd prefer that he or she be loacted somewhere within reach of the metro buses, as I doubt I will be able to get a ride outside of the city. Thanks in advance :)

My boys' sneezing has worsened  :-\
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread. ESSEX UK
Post by: bevluvsrats on January 23, 2005, 06:24:20 PM
A wonderful rat vet in Essex, UK, is Lyndon Basha at Animal Ark. I personally live in Surrey and travel a round trip of 70 miles to take my animals to him even though there are at least 3 vets in my immediate area.

he used to keep rats of his own, he knows them well and isn't afraid to try new things. He's saved the life of many of my rats when other vets would have given up.

I first went to him after a friend of mine recommended him to me, my vet at the time had diagnosed my rat with an inoperable tumourm it turned out it was nothing more than an abscess which Lyndon took off, but if it had gone undiagnosed, the rat wouldn't have lived much longer. As it was, he had most of the next year with me thanks to Lyndon.

Animal Ark is in Goodmayes, which is round the corner from Ilford, and not too far off the M25. In fact it's just off of the A12.

Animal Ark
54 Goodmayes Avenue
Goodmayes
Essex
UK
Phone: 020 8599 8544

Bev x

Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: ratzrkool on January 30, 2005, 01:55:55 AM
How about a rattie vet in South King County, Washington State? Federal Way area?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Elaken on February 13, 2005, 12:28:53 PM
I live in Tucson, Az and I need to find a trustworthy vet here, if anyone knows.  I have a great vet in Phoenix that I take my rats to, but that is when I can wait a couple days.  I was hoping to find a reliable vet in tucson for emergency type situations.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: KeepersPlay on February 18, 2005, 10:26:44 AM
I have the best vet in the world!!! Ratracer also goes to him and she thanks me over and over for recommending him  ;D
He's located in Middletown and Portland, Connecticut.
He sees dogs, cats and small animals (maybe more but I'm not sure). I brought Bella over to see him and he did all he could for her.
When my princess had to have 2 tumors removed I was bringing her to New Britian to see her *other* vet (Bella had 4 vets) when I found out that it was going to be $500 I thought I was going to die of a heart attack. I cried for days. I didn't know what to do. So I looked and looked for other vets. Finally I came across my vet right now and fell in love with him. He's so sweet and soft spoken. Lennox and Solace have already gone to see him and for the vet visit (plus meds) for BOTH it came out to only $30. Hey, when you own like 14 rats you seriously can't beat that price.  ;)

If anyone lives in central CT and would like this fantastic Dr's phone number just PM me.
::KeE
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: RKEM on February 22, 2005, 01:56:14 PM
Ok, I have a very good vet who does wonders with neuters and lump removals but she doesn't feel comfortable doing spays so I'm looking for an experienced vet who could spay my little one-eyed girl.

I'm in Canada, living in the Ottawa region (Ontario). Cost is not an issue and I'm willing to pay whatever it takes to get a good surgeon for her.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: mercb on March 08, 2005, 12:14:52 AM
Does anyone know of a good and affordable veterinarian that will remove tumors from rats in the Austin, TX area?  Yoshimi has a tumor under her right armpit and needs it removed.  Any leads would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Goosemoose on March 08, 2005, 12:32:07 AM
Hi Mercb,
 Check out this thread (http://www.goosemoose.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=70&?topic=19879.30) there are two vets listed for Texas, I don't know if they are near you though. If not hopefully someone else can help you out.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: mercb on March 11, 2005, 10:59:49 PM
Thanks for the link to the thread.  Unfortunately those two cities are far from Austin.  Does anyone else have any other recommendations?  Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Grace on March 12, 2005, 11:48:35 PM
If anyone knows of any good ratti vets near the augusta/waterville maine area, it would be greatly appreciated if you let me know! (no farther than augusta please!!)

The only vets *I* know of here are down in Southern Maine (Portland), which is of no help to you, obviously...  Does Sunilata know of any good vets in your area (I can't remember how close you two are distance wise)?  You could also try sending kimmyizme a pm.  She lives down here as well, but, may know of some decent vets through the other shelters up there.

Other than that, all I can suggest is you move down here so you can see Dr Ann.  ;)
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: lularat on April 05, 2005, 11:19:17 AM
Does anyone know of a vet in the Fayetteville NC area. I know there''s some in the
Raleigh area. I''m much more familiar with the Fayetteville area and it is a little
closer to home.  Would appreciate a recommendation.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Sonita on April 09, 2005, 03:35:34 AM
Looking for a vet for spaying in the Los Angeles area. Either Los Angeles or the Valley (don't mind traveling!)

Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: divabrat9 on April 09, 2005, 12:02:57 PM
Desperately seeking a vet in the Flint, Michigan area.  The vet that's been seeing our girls, who also sees our more "traditional" animals, just doesn't have the knowledge base necessary to treat our ratties anymore... they just keep sneezing and sneezing, one sounds almost like she's wheezing now.  We've changed their litter SEVERAL times, the vet put them on a week's worth of Doxycycline, which hasn't seemed to help... when I called the vet, he said, "As long as they're still eating and active, there's nothing to worry about," which I kind of disagree with.  Thoughts?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: SunWolf on April 09, 2005, 12:12:48 PM
A "week's worth" is not enough...most recommend at least 21 days.  You might try going back and asking for a doxy/batril combination and get enough for 3 weeks.  You can go to "ratguide.com" and print out some of the recommendations to take to your vet so he/she can learn more about ratties, since it sounds like they are at least willing to "do rats".
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: divabrat9 on April 09, 2005, 12:22:08 PM
Is Baytril okay for juvie rats (I have 2)?  I read somewhere that it isn't recommended...
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: SunWolf on April 09, 2005, 12:55:30 PM
You are correct in that, not recommended for ratties under 4 months (unless everything else has failed).  I still suggest going to ratguide.com, to the health guide section, and print out the article on Mycoplasma/mycoplasmosis.  Take this to your vet for reference and see what they can do.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: jeepharm on April 22, 2005, 03:20:40 PM
Hello,

My friend's daughter is away at school with her rats and is in need of a vet.  She accidentally moved her chair and caught her paw.  She is in contact with her vet at home, but that's 8 hours away.

She's at Temple University in Pennsylvania.

Please email me at onlineswa@yahoo.com

Thanks for the help!

(Yes, I did check the "vet thread", but didn't see any listed.)

Ann & my gorgeous boys Avory, Elam, Iverson, Owen, Urie, Noah & Reuben! 
Enjoy the yogie bar Efram!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: damiandawg on May 26, 2005, 03:03:59 PM
Hello:
I live in downtown Los Angeles, CA and am looking for a nearby vet who has experience with rats and won't charge (a poor college student) outrageous fees. I'm worried my newest rat is developing pneumonia, and need someone close and soon. Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: ratsamongus on May 27, 2005, 01:57:30 AM
Has anyone here had any experience with a good vet in Tucson, AZ... specifically with neuters?  I live south of Tucson but our vets here are not really experienced with rats and are also extremely expensive.  Thanks for the help...!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Countess Arabella on June 24, 2005, 07:14:21 PM
Hoping someone can give me a good small animal vet / rattie doctor?
 I'm about 30 miles outside of Atlanta and can drive a little bit, but I'd much rather not drive too too far , for the boys sake.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: gonefrizzin on June 25, 2005, 11:38:35 AM
How about Springfield, MA??  I saw the post about central Connecticut, but thats over an hour away from me.  Anyone have any suggestions? All resources I can find about "rat-friendly" vets on the internet are outdated. Also, Im just a college student, money is real tight  :confused:
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: laurie on June 27, 2005, 03:18:24 PM
I'm looking for a rat experienced vet (surgery) in Northeast GA. The Athens area would be OK, but Atlanta is 100 miles away. I have a vet close by for colds or things but I don't like her odds for surgery survival 50%.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: SimplyCathleen on July 24, 2005, 02:12:02 PM
I live on the Eastren SHore of Viriginia, I saw there where some vets listed in Virginia, but my problem is the Cheaspeke Bay Bridge, Im only 16, and i cant drive over a 17 mile bridge, by my self, my parenst dont like my rats, neither do my friends....So

I was woundering, Does anyone know a Vet Around the Eastren Shore Area, in VA or MA?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Kiko on July 24, 2005, 02:39:18 PM
SimplyCathleen- there is quite a long list of vets in Virginia if you scroll down on this site.  I don't live in Virginia, but I found this site- it's helped many with their state's vets (It lists all the recommended vets from members of that site in each state on it.)  Definately worth checking out! http://www.ratfanclub.org/vetref.html
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Clue92 on August 09, 2005, 07:34:20 PM
:rattysmiley:
hi this is my first time here and i would like to know if anyone knows where i can get a vet that won't charge me $60 per furry rat for visit and $260 for each of my guys to get fix.. i live in Brampton, ontario canada and there seems to be only 1 vet that seem to know something about rats... please any infor would be grately appriciated especially from tigger and Roo
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: knuckles on August 13, 2005, 10:10:25 PM
Goosemoose has a new feature to help people look for vets.  Check under the main home page, vet Directory, about half way down the left hand side. Or you can find it under the resource menu at the top of this page, click on vet directory.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Tparker on September 15, 2005, 01:23:34 AM
Hey, still looking for a rat vet in western Pennsylvania.  People around here think of my girls as either food for something bigger or as icky things they set traps for! :o  If anyone has any helpful info, please, please, please contact me.  I've asked around here and the vets all laugh at me for wanting to bring in my rats.  :-  :worry:


Thanks. :BlueDumboSmile:

Naomi, and the girls: Edward and Monkey.



There were two articles written about my vet "DR. MIKE" as the Rat Doctor!  his name is Dr. Mike Hutchinson   his practice is called Animal General  it's in laSalle Plaza in cranberry pa... i do not know the phone number (i'm currently living in New York for school so it's not one of those need to know numbers right now)  He is a really good rat guy!  I HIGHLY suggest him!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: damiandawg on January 08, 2006, 03:12:17 PM
Hey I need a vet ASAP for my rat, but I live in the 90007 area code in Los Angeles, CA and don't know any vets that take care (or are knowledgable) about rodents. I would definitely prefer one that wouldn't charge inordinate fees, but I'd take most anything as of now. Thanks.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Goosemoose on January 11, 2006, 01:30:47 PM
Hi damandawg,
 I use a vet out in Montclair which is about 35-40 minutes for you who is a great rat vet. Check out her information in our Vet Directory (under resources at the top of the site). Her name is Dr. Batt and there is a Dr. Lidikay there who is also an awesome vet to my previous ratties.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: punksjunk on February 06, 2006, 12:30:48 PM
PLEASE READ!!!

I know a lot of you are concerned about your animals, and costs seem pretty high. Take the time to search online for a vet clinic near you that specializes in exotics as well--this usually means they care for smaller rodents, including rats, e.g. not just specializing in cats and dogs.

DO use yellowpages.com and google/yahoo local. I just found an additional vet clinic nearby (6 miles away) which offers 50% off new clients first visit exams. There are lots of these offers floating around; do NOT be afraid to call and ask!!! I've called plenty of clinics asking how much the office visit fee is, and also if they were offering discounts.

Lastly, good luck! and good health.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Rowena on March 26, 2006, 02:34:58 PM
Anyone know of a good vet in the Carson City, Nevada area? I would even be willing to go into Reno, Fernley or Fallon...

Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: BBRune on April 04, 2006, 01:20:51 PM
Anybody know any vets in RI? I have a vet for my dog and cat, but he isnt much good with small animals; he tries, but he just doesnt have the experience. PM me, with responses if you have one, please! Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: bcMary05 on April 17, 2006, 06:46:44 PM
Does anyone know of a vet in or around worcester, MA? Figure I ought to find one before i even buy my rats, right??
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: GretchenT on July 14, 2006, 07:48:56 AM
Anyone know of a great vet near Brownsburg, Indiana? Avon, PLainfield, Speedway are all nearby as well. Ive only found two! Hoping to find out about more through here! thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: turbosquabbit on July 20, 2006, 08:26:46 PM
Does anyone know of a good rat vet in Columbus, OH? Two of the vets on the recommended vet list are no longer here, and the other one is the one I'm going to now. I'm not completely happy with him.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: yogurtdrops on July 21, 2006, 08:57:34 AM
Hi
I'm from South Africa, Johannesburg. I'm looking for a vet to help me with my girls. We think Mocca has heart problems and Latte has depression because she senses her sister is ill. Please can anybody help me,I love my girls so much and I'm so very very worried. Please help!!!! :-[
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: babygirl12 on July 25, 2006, 03:44:11 PM
Anyone know a good vet in WI? Somewhere near Madison or Sunprairie, or Monona, somewhere around there. Thanks.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Poisonetta on July 28, 2006, 02:53:40 PM
Looking for a low-cost place to neuter my boy... the only pklace I have found so far that even does rats quoted 157 dollars!

I'm in Ventura, CA

I can travel to oxnard, but not much further.
Title: Re: Looking for a vet in Pittsburgh, PA
Post by: Kat on August 06, 2006, 10:53:47 PM
Could you tell me how much they charge for nuetering and give me their phone number?
Thanks!
Kat
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Maxxsgirl on August 15, 2006, 05:45:18 PM
Looking for a vet around Westchester,NY.  I love the vet I have, but he's charging OVER $900 for a tumor removal, and if there is another vet in my area that is as good as my vet, I have to look into it.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Jem on August 30, 2006, 07:42:00 AM
Hello, I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good vet around Vancouver, BC (Canada)? I'd like to take my two girl rats in for a check-up later this month ^^ (just wanna see if there healthy, or if I missed something). One on the lower end of the price range would be helpful too ^^;. Thank you!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: moru-dashi on November 08, 2006, 08:02:59 PM
I need a cheap vet in Southern California in the San Fernando Area. Does anyone know how much it'll cost for a visit plus meds my rat developed head tilt and if it costs too much my mom wont take her! Help!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: evillure on January 09, 2007, 01:29:35 PM
In Virginia Beach, Virginia

Pet Care Veterinary Hospital
5201 A Virginia Beach Blvd
VA, 23462

Office #757-473-0111

Vets
Peter Fisher
Herbert Hulls
Jill Partlow
Collen Fox

Recomended on RMCA.org great vets! No problems!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: hamsterluv on March 01, 2007, 09:16:50 PM
don't forget the vet directory too.  that is a work in progress.  :rattysmiley:  :BlueDumboSmile:  :BlueDumboSmileTongue:
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Sapphire_Rats on March 03, 2007, 11:43:48 AM
Ok, I've called 3 vets, 1 does not work with rats at all, one does "routine" things, like breathing problems exams, etc... the other is more thurough (spelling? lol), but does not do spays, an when they do, it is over $300.......for ONE girl! now if it were an emergancy, sure, but it's not, an I can't afford to do that "just because"..

So does anyone know of any vets around ottawa kansas?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: tb712 on March 04, 2007, 12:11:11 PM
I am looking for a good vet in southern NJ that does charge outrageous prices for teeth trimming.  Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Manduh on March 15, 2007, 10:13:02 PM
Does anyone know of any good vets in West Central Ohio? The nearest one to me is in Dayton, and that's an hour and a half drive! D: None of my local city vets seem to know about rats, and will only offer very limited services to mine. ):

So, if you have any reccomendations for me, PLEASE let me know! Though I'd certainly drive an hour and a half to get my rats medical help, it'd be a weight off my gas and such to be able to go somewhere closer.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: tigrid on March 28, 2007, 05:02:28 AM
I'm looking for a vet in the O'Fallon or Belleville Illinois area. Actually if you have any recommendations in the Madison or St. Clair Counties please let me know. I've been to two local vets already and wasn't too happy. My one rat has been on Baytril for four weeks now and is still sick. Thank you in advance for all your help!

Jennifer

Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: sheenatila on April 06, 2007, 11:20:56 PM

 Greetings. I just been informed that my friend in Idaho doesn't have a good vet to go to for her rats.
I'm from Indiana, so I'm not sure either.
But if any of you folks can message me or email me-sheenatila@gmail.com
good vets in the area let me know.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Ghost on April 07, 2007, 11:57:12 PM
I'm going to be a first time rat parrent TOMRROW   :BlueDumboSmile: !!! and am in need of a good vet in or near Boulder, CO
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Saydrah on May 01, 2007, 09:35:51 PM
CongRATS, Echo! I'm in Colorado too and looking for a personal recommendation for neuters/spays. I'm willing to travel up to a couple hours for a good vet with reasonable prices who will take great care of my heart rat and another boy that need neutering, plus one girl I want to spay.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: RompStompnBoogie on May 04, 2007, 12:09:07 AM
I'm looking for a knowledgeable vet in CT, preferrably Central CT, but I'm willing to travel a ways...  I love my vet, but she is a newbie and I feel like I could find better care for the rattie kids with someone else.  Who do all the CT people on this forum use?  I've heard some good things about Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital, anyone here use them???
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: embryodb on May 05, 2007, 02:15:29 PM
I'm looking for a vet that will neuter rats in the Philadelphia area. I know of a few that do, but I'm interested in personal recommendations/testimonials. 
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: a1issa on May 21, 2007, 07:40:47 PM
I'm looking for a good rat vet in Madison, WI.  I'm moving there soon, and I'd like to have a vet lined up ahead of time just in case!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: mandycoot on May 21, 2007, 07:51:22 PM
The UW-Madison Veterinay Medicine Teaching Hospital is supposed to be very good.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: a1issa on May 21, 2007, 08:04:56 PM
Oh, that's cool!  I like supporting teaching facilities.  Thanks.  :wave2:

Updated to add: 
Office visit: $56 each, or $100 for 8 rats
Neuter: $69
Spay: $128

Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Joy_of_Rats on June 18, 2007, 06:02:59 AM
I saw a few people in L.A. looking for a good rat vet. If you can come to Torrance (about 20-30 min drive from L.A. with traffic, 10 with no traffic, LOL.) there is a WONDERFUL vet who takes care of me, Dr. Maria. She doesn't charge me for the vet visit if my rats need medicine or surgery. She'll only charge for the medicine/surgery.

My daughter's heart rat, Chocolate, had a HUGE (we're talking softball size here) tumor, and Dr. Maria actually removed the tumor!! It was twice the weight of the rat! It cost me $200, but the few extra months we had Chocolate was SO worth it!

I had Dr. Maria put many of my rats to sleep. She is very compassionate and gave me a hug every time, because I'd always cry. Then I would get a card in the mail from her office, saying sorry about my loss. EVERY time. Even when I would call her from home and tell her one of my rats that we were trying to medicate had died, I would get a card in the mail within the next couple of days.

She tries very hard to keep costs low for us rat owners, and she is very knowledgeable about rats. I never asked her if she did spaying/neutering, so that's something you'd have to call and ask if she does and how much.

Pacific Veterinary Center  (310) 791-5123 
Maria Castiglione, DVM "Dr. Maria"
23629 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance CA 90505

Tell her Joy Bailey recommended you! :)
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: LittleVillains on June 24, 2007, 09:21:03 AM
For those of you looking for vets in/around Columbus, OH, I highly recommend animal care unlimited..... 35 dollar exam fee, fine... sees ALL exotics *has a wildlife center in the basement!*

but, here is the best part: emergency, any time, 70 dollar exam fee! And by anytime, i mean anytime! call them, they WILL show up!

Here is the info:

Animal Care Unlimited
2665 Billingsley Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 766-2317

Hope this helps!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: JR1030 on June 24, 2007, 10:53:46 AM
I am looking for a good vet in southern NJ that does charge outrageous prices for teeth trimming.  Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Did you find someone?  My vet is in Hamilton Township, NJ, so might be kind of a hike for you.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Vibrissa on June 24, 2007, 11:47:03 AM
To Scabberstherat

YES--Dr. King in South County --St. Louis==great with rat surgeries and won't charge an arm and a leg!  Cares very much and also will listen if you happen to know what meds you actually need as opposed to what he suggests (if you have resources like from here or the rat med guide).  Watson Road Veterinary Clinic--Dr. Jay King.  Like a spay for $40-$45.  Excellent at mammary tumor removals, too.  Cares about ratties.  Would have emailed you, but you didn't have your email listed (and I don't know how to PM on here).
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: disneyscootergal on June 25, 2007, 09:09:39 AM
Hi, I'm new, from Great Falls Montana, and looking for a vet for my rat, Napoleon.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Leona on June 27, 2007, 04:25:37 PM
Does anyone know of where I can find a vet in Knoxville, TN or closer to Williamsburg, KY? I've searched the Vet Directory and the suggested vet place, but I can't find one in Knoxville. I have a vet in Lexington but I'm closer to Knoxville since there isn't a vet place around here that takes care of rats.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: RKEM on June 28, 2007, 03:53:46 PM
I live in Ottawa (Ontario) and I am potentially looking at taking in a rescue (female) but she should need to be spayed. My vet is great for neuters and other surgeries (Dr. Chouinard at vet Tach) but she does not feel comfortable doing spays. Does anybody have a vet in the area to recommend who woud be ok with doing the surgery.

Price is not really all that important. I am more concerned with finding a good surgeon.

Much appreciated
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: mizco on July 24, 2007, 03:31:49 PM
I'm looking for a vet in Los Angeles to neuter to males.  Does anyone have someone good they can recommend?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: miss squeek on August 20, 2007, 02:52:45 AM
disneyscootergal,
I'm from GREAT FALLS MONTANA TOO!!! The one I go to is better than the last, but if you know of any better I'd love to know. years ago I used to go to Dr. Bruce at the  vet on NW bypass (no longer there ). He was the best, but passed away a few years ago.  right now my girl sees Dr. Rick at the Great falls Vet service.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Tabitha on September 01, 2007, 09:52:32 PM
Hello, I'm looking for a vet in the Syracuse NY area...There is one in clay, but the vet that treats rats is out on vacation, and Tallulah's developing  a tumor that I want to have removed, as soon as possible.  I also know of one in Watertown, NY, but I have no way to get anywhere other than Syracuse, NY.  I would prefer one that has reasonable prices, but right now, I just really want to get 'LuLu into a vetHopefully, it's not going cost an arm and a leg...Anyone have any recommendations?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: NatalieB on October 03, 2007, 06:45:42 AM
I'm desperately in search of a qualified and recommended vet whose office is in or near either Bakersfield or Palmdale/Lancaster, CA.  I had a name once, but can't find it now, and I've spent hours trying to figure out who that was.  My poor rattie boy sneezes and wheezes a lot, and I believe he really needs medication.  Please help!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: italianqt on October 03, 2007, 04:13:16 PM
I'm sorry I am not familiar with that area, but maybe you can try calling one of the vets on the link below and see if they have any recommendations:
http://www.ratzrealm.com/id134.htm
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: NeverSingMelody on October 27, 2007, 12:55:22 AM
Hi there,

My babies aren't in need of a vet at the moment but I want to have a good one on file so I know where to go if an emergency happens.  The vets at the clinic I work at aren't really experts on rats and I want my boys to have the best possible care.  Can anyone reccommend a good rattie vet in the San Francisco bay area (preferably in or near San Jose, where I live) 

Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Sarah80524 on November 15, 2007, 08:38:12 PM
I'll be getting my boys around December 17th. I'm currently in Fort Collins, CO. Home to the #2 vet school in the country... There's got to be a rat vet somewhere near me, but I've looked and looked and can't seem to find one! I'll be moving to north Loveland just before I get the rats, so anything in Loveland or Fort Collins would be preferable. I can't afford to drive much farther than that...
Thank you so much for any help <3
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: MopyDream44 on November 25, 2007, 07:59:51 PM
I need a vet recommendation. I found a lump near one of my ratties armpit today. It's about the size of a large pea but it seems to be in the loose skin and not really attached. I want to take her to a vet asap, and I've heard some bad rumors about my current vet (really not sure if I believe it) but I really don't want to take any chances. I need a good vet in the ROCHESTER area of NEW YORK.

Any recommendations would be great but I want to make her an appointment by tomorrow, so if I don't have any solid leads I'm going to have to go with my current vet. Sigh I'm a bit worried :(

p.s. I'm new to this forum, and I've been meaning to introduce myself  :doh: (I don't believe I have) so I shall do that elsewhere. Thanks for the help in advance!!!!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: JR1030 on November 26, 2007, 10:02:39 AM
We have several members in the Rochester area, but they may not read this thread regularly.  I suggest you put a new post in the Rat Care Corner with the subject line "Need vet in Rochester, NY", and you may get a faster response.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: animalover on November 27, 2007, 07:53:35 PM
I am looking for a vet in the HARRISBURG, PA area, and I am willing to drive if need be. The only one in the area that treats rats want $225 for a neuter, so I imagine their emergency services are expensive.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Marshon Bunny on January 06, 2008, 11:36:21 PM
Any vets in southern Onatrio?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: mandycoot on January 15, 2008, 02:22:40 PM
Any vets in southern Onatrio?

Ontario is kind of big; you may want to specify the town or county. ;)
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Marshon Bunny on January 16, 2008, 04:17:58 PM
Canada  :) Duuhh sorry
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: JR1030 on January 17, 2008, 05:26:02 PM
Canada  :) Duuhh sorry

I think everybody knows that Ontario is in Canada...Mandycoot was asking what town in Ontario.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Speed Ratster on January 18, 2008, 02:39:39 AM
I have a suggestion/recommendation for a vet in

FORT WORTH, TEXAS


The last time I was at my dog/cat vet, I asked if they treated rats.  They gave me a flyer to a vet a few miles away who specializes in exotics.  I have not yet been there, but I am planning on inquiring about neuters for my guys.  One caveat: The flyer states that the vet raises 4-H and FFA meat pen rabbits.  Being a vegan and animal welfare activist, I don't agree with this, but if he's the only exotics vet around then I'll just have to swallow my pride.

Here is the info and website....

Ridglea West Animal Hospital
Dr. Craig Verwers, D.V.M.
4404 Southwest Blvd.
Fort Worth,TX 76116
817-763-0261
www.ridgleawest.com

Hours:
MWThF 7:00a - 6:00p
Tuesdays: 8:00a - Noon
Saturdays 8:00a - 1:00p


He is located in the Ridglea section (far southwest Fort Worth) on Southwest Blvd/Alta Mere Dr/Route 183, between I-20 and I-30.  I'm sorry, but he is not convenient to Dallas or suburbs further east.


UPDATE:
I stopped in this vet office this afternoon to inquire about pricing.  I asked about rat spays and neuters, and here is the exact procedure estimate I was given:

Neuter
Exotics Exam.....$76
Neuter.............$78
New Record (?)....$3
Metacam (pain)..$44 (optional)
Penicillin............$11 (optional)


Total for Rat Neuter (including optional meds)  $212



Spay
Exotics Exam.....$76
Spay...............$181
New Record (?)....$3
Metacam (pain)..$44 (optional)
Penicillin............$20 (optional)


Total for Rat Spay (including optional meds)  $324


This is the first time I've taken/inquired about rat or exotics veterinary care, but are they all this pricey?  I respect vets and the schooling and experience they have, but this estimate is much higher than I ever imagined it would cost.


Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: mandycoot on January 22, 2008, 12:54:29 AM
Canada  :) Duuhh sorry

I think everybody knows that Ontario is in Canada...Mandycoot was asking what town in Ontario.

Sorry, maybe you don't have counties in Canada so you assumed I'd meant to write "country" instead? It's just hard for people to help you if you're not very specific. Do you mean southern Ontario as in Toronto area?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Bluefists on February 21, 2008, 03:04:48 AM
Does anyone know a good Vet for Ratties in the Bay Area, preferably near Fremont, though Im willing to drive a bit.   I moved here from Detroit a few years back and havent found a good one yet.  One of my girls just started to get the beginning signs of a tumor and I'm looking for a good place people trust.

(Can ya please email me:  mailfoxes aT gmail DoT com)
Title: Looking for a rat vet in Kenosha, WI
Post by: Trinity Rats on February 29, 2008, 02:22:31 PM
Hi, I live in Kenosha, Wisconsin and am looking for a good rat vet around here.  Up to Racine would be ok, or down to Waukegan, IL if necessary.  Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks!

~ Dale
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Basskitten85 on March 12, 2008, 03:01:19 PM
East Hills Veterinary Hospital in Antioch ca. Sees rats and they are good. Sneezing can be a sign of many things, start of by doing a bedding change. I prefer Aspen for the younger rats and Carefresh for older geriatric rats. (prevents bed sores) Some bedding cause Upper Respiratory infections. After a bedding change see if he is an area with drafts, a cold rat is a sick unhappy rat. try using old blankets to cover cages from top to bottom, your rat will take pieces of the blankets to make him or her much warmer and more confortable. Echanasia is also very very very good immune response its a great anti tumor agent and boosts natural immunity to colds and the sniffles. Just add a few drops to there water. and you will know the difference. Also yogurt with live cultures are wonderful (use about 1/2 tsp.) they build nice gastrointestinal defenses and make a rat very happy (Activia etc.) My rat Emilio has been on this system for his now 4 1/2 years of life. And remember EPSOM Salts work wonders for sore feet, bumble foot,  bed sores, abscesses. Use 1/2 cut Epsom salt to 1 1/2 cup of warm water, soak 2 times a day for about a week.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: PirateCaptainLoo on March 20, 2008, 09:00:41 AM
I actually just had my first follow-up phone call from a vet from Spirit of 76th! I'm so happy that we found our vet so quickly! I'm not sure, though, if he acutally just remember their names or not (he probably just looked at their files lol), but still to take his time before hospital hours to call and check-up is something I've never experienced! Not only this, but when we went in, he spoke with us about about reptiles and what are good starter herps and spoke with us a good five/ten minutes after the appointment to give us more info about iguanas and beardies (even though we already knew most of it, he just wanted us to know the major differences in care as far as most lizards and iguanas lol).

I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS VET TO ANYONE in or around Milwaukee, WI.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Rattiemama on March 28, 2008, 04:11:14 AM
I have a friend who needs a good rat/mouse vet in Kent, Ohio. Can anyone make a recommendation?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: jetta123 on April 08, 2008, 12:52:30 AM
I need to find a vet in Winston-Salem, NC.   I saw someone posting one for High Point which is over 30 minutes away, but just wondering if anyone new of a vet that is closer.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Pixiestixxxx on April 16, 2008, 11:14:43 PM
I need a vet in Vancouver, BC.  My rat of one day definitely has a respiratory infection  :'(
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Terra_s Mom on April 21, 2008, 02:23:11 AM
Need a vet in San Antonio, TX.  We found one that would see Terras baby when he had head tilt, but he charges $50 per animal for exam fees.  2 rats seen, plus meds for ten rats for ten days cost almost $150.  Multiply that by the current total of 11 rats, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 guinea pigs and way too many mice and pretty soon I won't be able to buy groceries. :eek:  Plus he's only available for limited hours a few days a week, making it very inconvenient on top of being expensive.  I'll drive any where in the general area if I can find a good vet. :bow:
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: gesticulator on May 01, 2008, 07:00:11 AM
Luckily, my veterinarian treats rats. I was so pleased with her knowledge and her stories about her own hooded rats that she refused to experiment on in school. She examined two of my rats, and prescribed Baytril for all four. Total cost was $90.
She is located in Middle Village, Queens, NYC. Dr Sqillace-Anteleys Animal Hospital. (718) 386 0655.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Tabitha on May 05, 2008, 09:37:07 AM
Has anyone been to Dr. Peter W. King in Mexico NY?  One of my girls is sick, and that's the only place I could get an appointment any time this week *facepalm*  I can get her in there tomorrow, and made an appointment, but wanted to see if anyone had had any experience with him?  Pricing?  Anything?

EDIT: 
VET RECOMMENDATION:

So, I went to the appointment, and Dr. King was great!  He was the first vet I've brought my girls to, that put something down on the cold table for them to stand on, AND gave her a treat afterwards  :cheeky:    He's got reasonable prices, today's visit came to $52, for the exam and Banana-Bread flavored Baytril. He also owns rats of his own, and was great with mine!   :BlueDumboSmile: I would definitely recommend him to anyone around Oswego County in Central NY!
His Website:  http://mexicovethospital.com/
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: zelle on September 20, 2008, 10:52:06 PM
Looking for a vet in the Syracuse, NY area.  Have been to Camillus Animal Clinic and do not recommend. 
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Lolliren on September 21, 2008, 12:10:48 AM
I'm looking for a vet in Los Angeles, CA I can't find a suitable one. :/
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: undine on October 07, 2008, 05:17:05 PM
My husband and I are looking for a vet in NoVA who is good with rats and won't break the bank... Scott Stahl has been mentioned and, yes, he is totally awesome (we took one of our boys in to see him about bumblefoot once, and his knowledge was thoroughly impressive).  However, he is also incredibly expensive (even the insanely overpriced dingbats at Eastern Exotics who charged us $860 for an emergency neuter [from a nasty bite down there] are cheaper).  Any recs would be very much appreciated!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Accidental Damage on November 05, 2008, 10:06:36 PM
Vet needed in Atlanta, GA area. Around Hiram. I have tried a few and still not very happy. Any help would be great.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: VeganRat on November 11, 2008, 01:37:57 AM
Interested in finding a really rat savvy vet in San Francisco...I did a search of the thread and didn't see any replies with suggestions.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: ratsrock92 on November 13, 2008, 10:40:18 AM
Does anyone know if Cedercrest in Fishersville, Virginia is a good vet?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Pennytherat on November 13, 2008, 07:55:39 PM
I need to know where I can find a vet that knows how to deal with rats in case of an emergency!
I'm around Sacramento/Roseville, CA.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Crissyting on January 08, 2009, 03:59:56 AM
I don't know if I should bump this thread, haha, but if anyone knows a good vet that knows about rats in the Tacoma, Washington area, it would be very much appreciated.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Iluvmyrattiebabies on January 19, 2009, 12:45:30 PM
I could use a vet in or around Voorhees, New Jersey.  I have a rat that is gonna need constant care for her teeth.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: 4JerseyGirl on January 27, 2009, 09:55:29 PM
Hey all!!! I have a rat with lumpies that needs to be seen, so I need a good, reasonably priced vet near Richmond, VA.  I did indeed see the post on like page 1 or 2 of this thread recommending Dr Billeter in Hanover... but its from like 2004.  So if anybody has seen him recently and can tell me more recent prices that'd be cool or if anybody has any other recommendations?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Trouble on February 12, 2009, 05:14:38 PM
I'm looking for a vet in Pittsburgh, PA. I solicited recommendations on a Pittsburgh forum and got a few from people who had taken their guinea pigs etc, but I wanted to ask you knowledgeable rat people as well. My research has uncovered rave reviews of Dr. Mike at Animal General in Cranberry, but that's too far for me. I don't drive at all, so Boyfriend would have to do that part, and so I'd love to find someone a little closer to the city.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: DaySleeper on February 12, 2009, 09:53:25 PM
Anyone know a good rat-vet in Western Massachusetts? Preferably in the Pioneer Valley?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Finners on February 19, 2009, 08:34:45 PM
Looking for a vet in the SW VA area, preferably somewhere between Roanoke and Blacksburg ^.^
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: critterchic on February 19, 2009, 11:22:10 PM
Dr. Meredith Bird of Veterinary Services of Wickford, Saunderstown, RI 401-294-9518 is the most amazing rat vet ever! Middle of the road price wise, but just wonderful, kind, respectful and caring with my rattie crew.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: neelia on February 21, 2009, 04:28:52 PM
I need a vet in the Moorpark,CA area (in the Ventura County area) or I would even go into San Fernando Valley if needed.

I already spoke with Valley Vet in Simi Valley, and am looking for some other options.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: sunsetv on February 22, 2009, 09:49:12 AM
Does anyone know of a good vet in the Charleston, SC area?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: meschelbac on February 27, 2009, 12:38:52 PM
Hi I am looking for two vets  One that is near randolph, nj 07869  and one that is near Long Island City Queens NY 11101.  thanks michele

 ??? hope im posting properly!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Libitnia on February 27, 2009, 01:02:00 PM
Hi, I'm looking for a vet in south florida that doesn't charge an arm and a leg to see rats.  The only one I found charges $75 per rat and they are not very knowledgeable at all.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Libitnia on March 06, 2009, 03:22:43 PM
Nobody?  :puppy_dog_eyes:
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Chicklet on May 07, 2009, 04:51:56 PM
I'm looking for a vet preferably in/near Glen Burnie, MD or Southern MD (Annapolis area) who is experienced with neuters and reasonably priced.

My current vet is pregnant and only doing routine cat/dog surgeries; on top of that, I'm unsure of her experience level in this area.

Since this will be my first rat surgery, I'm really hoping to find someone who actually sees and CARES about small animals. Any recommendations would be MUCH appreciated!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Miranda on May 11, 2009, 05:13:17 PM
I doubt anyone will really know any vets in the Waterville/ Unity area of Maine. I need a good vet for a neuter. If they don't charge an arm and a leg that would definitely be a plus as well. I'm trying to maintain three jobs at the moment, all of them minimum wage and I have no car. So anything close by and affordable would be a blessing.

 :wink5:
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Pumpkinseed on June 02, 2009, 03:06:04 AM
need a vet in San Diego... I found out one of my girls had (cant remember the name of it) and need to clip her teeth weekly/bi weekly... I managed to clip the top ones but clipping the bottom ones was too hard and I cant stand watching her so scared.. And I can't get ahold of anyone down here.....
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Emma_and_Jean on July 07, 2009, 11:36:45 PM
Anyone know of any vets in Arkansas or the surrounding states that they would trust to spay two female rats? I have a vet in town that I use for regular stuff, but he had problems sexing one of my (then) six-week-olds, so I don't quite trust him to operate. I would prefer one who will not charge a huge amount to do it.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: fenshae on July 12, 2009, 12:37:22 AM
Does anybody have ANY recommendations for the Las Cruces, NM area?  I've had nothing but terrible luck.  If necessary, I could also take one in El Paso, TX  although it certainly wouldn't be ideal. 
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: zaprat on July 14, 2009, 01:46:43 AM
I'm looking for a vet that can deal with my rats tail wound (unknown cause, but it's not a deglove) and meds for his pneumonia with a reasonable price in the Puyallup,WA areaI can also travel to Bellevue,Tacoma,and Auburn
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: dragonflare92 on July 18, 2009, 10:00:06 PM
Does anyone know of a rat vet reasonably close to Pendleton, Oregon?  I've been searching for ages, but there doesn't seem to be any.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: BubbleandSqueak on July 26, 2009, 05:02:12 AM
I'd like to find a veterinarian who specializes in rats on Vancouver Island. Would be ideal if I could find a local vet that owns and loves rats, because to me, a vet's knowledge and experience with an animal is far more important to me than cost or location.
Willing to travel around the Island for the ideal, rat-experienced vet, but I am located in Nanaimo.

Any leads would be great.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Demetra on August 06, 2009, 07:09:15 PM
I am having a very difficult time finding a vet who really KNOWS rats. I'm from South Jersey. Any referrals?!

~Demetra
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: krazycatlady on August 11, 2009, 05:28:22 PM
I'm from the Greensburg, PA area (about 45 minutes away from the Pittsburgh area) and was looking for a good (yet cheap-er) vet who will do check-ups and neuters. I have three girls and just got one boy and want to get him checked out as well as neutered. I have looked into quite a few places around my area but a lot of them stopped doing spay and neuters and a lot are between $150-180 which isnt BAD but with the $45 check up along with whatever meds he might need if that comes up and everything else, I was just wondering if anyone knew of anything around the area that was good yet reasonably priced.

Thanks! :thumbsup2:
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: MidnightSkies on September 26, 2009, 09:42:08 PM
I'm looking for a good vet in the Nothern Illinois area. North western Chicago suburbs could possibly work also. Does anyone have any experience with Algonquin Animal Clinic? Need info ASAP please
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: zantosa53 on October 02, 2009, 12:59:40 PM
Lagrangeville, New York? I'll assume there isn't one actually IN Lagrangeville... I'd be rather surprised if there was.. however one nearby? I'd like to do the search for one now rather then when it's an immediate urgency. Any suggestions? recommendations? If possible a reply here and a PM would be perfect. I'm afraid to miss an answer.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: chl0et on October 13, 2009, 10:07:28 PM
I'm desperate for a good rat vat in Queens New York. Please help me out~
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: amruiz on October 23, 2009, 12:03:08 AM
Would like to find a vet in Corpus Christi TX that is knowledgeable and willing to work with me often.  :icon_rr:
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: KarinasMommy on November 03, 2009, 09:52:18 AM
If anyone would have a referral near NorthEast Ohio, that would be great! I am very close to the PA line so even if the vet was in PA that would work too! I would GREATLY appreciate it!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: lenausa on November 10, 2009, 01:36:11 AM
Hello!
Im looking for a vet in Champaign-Urbana,Illinois or around. My girls making strange noise(( (like hiccups) and need to check them. How much it could cost? Thank you!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: mandycoot on November 12, 2009, 03:35:53 PM
Hello!
Im looking for a vet in Champaign-Urbana,Illinois or around. My girls making strange noise(( (like hiccups) and need to check them. How much it could cost? Thank you!

Perhaps look into the U of I veterinary teaching hospital? They do dogs and cats, I'd inquire about exotics. For a vet school of that size I can't imagine they wouldn't treat exotics. The UW-Madison teaching veterinary hospital does.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: primasilva on November 26, 2009, 01:14:02 AM
Looking for vets in Northwest suburbs of Illinois!

I have an awesome, awesome one (Ness Exotics in Naperville), but they charge an arm and a leg for spays. So if anyone knows of a good vet that'll fix my girls for less than $250, please let me know!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: chaos_in_motion on December 01, 2009, 11:12:13 AM
Looking for a vet to at least Neuter my boy, if they can do my girl too that would be great. My vet is great but charges upwards $150~180 per rat for spay/neuters, and they won't see them till they are a whole 6 months.  :-\

I need preferably a Northern Ohio/western PA vet that is comfortable with rats and can ideally do both for 150 or less. I'm willing to make a roadtrip further out if need be.
Title: Looking for inexpensive spaying in/near Northern Virginia
Post by: bbruck on December 27, 2009, 10:56:05 AM
There are two fantastic exotic vets in Fairfax VA - Stahls and Eastern - but they both charge $250-300 to spay a rat.

Does anyone know if a vet within a couple hours drive of N. VA that will spay rats for a less expensive fee? I see that the rates for this operation are all over the map!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: wagrij on January 04, 2010, 03:49:15 PM
Might I suggest that your Vet contact the local university that is doing any sort of research, the Vet staff there would be happy to help with anesthesia, and basic Vetting, as if it is an AAALAC facility, they will have to be following the latest guide lines to rodent care. 

Of course this would be any Vet interested in working with Rats, our Vets here at the Medical College of Wisconsin would be happy to help...

Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Chola on January 08, 2010, 02:50:16 AM
I'm looking for three recommended vets that are affordable (affordable is key on a college student's expense account).  I am willing to call them all up and ask them if they do rats, but I prefer recommendations from savvy rat-folk. :)  Plus I wouldn't want my babies in the hands of someone that I don't know if they're doing a good job or not.

One:  In the Indiana, PA area (I attend college at IUP)
Two: In the Boyertown/Pottstown/Reading area of PA (hometown)
Three: In the Corona area of Queens, NY (husband's home)

As norm, I am willing to travel/sneak rats onto trains.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: TwiliteOni on February 02, 2010, 04:03:11 PM
I am adopting 2 baby boys in a few weeks and will be needing a vet in or near Denver, Colorado. i actually live in Aurora, which is right next to Denver, but some people may not know where that is. Willing to drive up to 20 miles if needed, but would prefer as close to home as possible.

I scanned the pages here and didn't see Denver listed. Maybe on the main post you could keep a list of places that still need suggestions? I checked the Vet directory under the resources tab and saw Dr. Fitzgerald of Alameda East...but they can be kind of expensive (Emergency Vets!). Any other suggestions?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: myusername20 on February 26, 2010, 03:09:44 AM
Looking for any and all rat vet recommendations for the Gulf Coast area of Florida/Alabama/Louisiana. I am in Florida gulf coast, but will travel.  :rattysmiley: :BlueDumboSmile:
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Angelwoutwings on February 26, 2010, 04:51:22 PM
I have a vet now, who I've been to once. She was VERY nice and I really liked her. But I thought I would ask if anyone knows a more cost-effective exotic vet (she charges $51 for a visit, I thought this was better than the one who charged $70!). I'm in Phoenix, AZ. Thanks guys!  :rattysmiley:
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Tracey Lyn on February 28, 2010, 06:30:57 PM
The only vet around me who can deal with rats is at Petsmart...and I really would prefer not to put my girls in the hands of people who don't take very good of their rats to begin with...I live in St. Peters Misssouri (MO) and my mom'll probably drive 30 minutes out or so.

EDIT:
OH! And I would rather not have to spend more than 15-20 dollars per rat?? ???
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Wildfyre on March 27, 2010, 04:57:06 PM
Anyone know any good vets in the Olympia or Centralia, Washington areas? I just can't make it up to Tacoma or Seattle  :-\
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: myusername20 on March 27, 2010, 08:12:27 PM
Looking for any and all rat vet recommendations for the Gulf Coast area of Florida/Alabama/Louisiana. I am in Florida gulf coast, but will travel.  :rattysmiley: :BlueDumboSmile:

In case anyone comes across this in the future and is in this area, I used Wynn Haven Animal Hospital in Mary Esther, FL for my rat's golf ball sized mammary tumor removal. The vet who did the surgery was Dr. Whiteside. It was $35 for office visit (the consultation so he could look at it) and he charged $100 to do the surgery a week later. No price when I brought her back 10 days later for follow up and suture removal. So, other than the gas for the driving back and forth, I payed $135.

http://www.wynnhavenanimalhospital.com/Wynn_Haven/Welcome.html (http://www.wynnhavenanimalhospital.com/Wynn_Haven/Welcome.html)

I would rate the overall experience here as above average. Considering everything went well, it's probably more than above average. Staff was really great, vet seemed competent, he said he'd done around 70 tumor removals.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: AngelHolland on April 12, 2010, 10:17:52 AM
We are currently very happy with our vet here in Chicago, IL, but we have both taken on summer jobs in the Ft. Wayne/Warsaw area of Indiana, and will be taking our three boys with us. Does anyone know of a vet in the area that has experience with rats? Can't find any exotics listed in the area, and we want to be sure we have somewhere to go if anyone gets sick. ::)
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: chapstickaddict on April 15, 2010, 11:20:38 PM
Does anyone know of a good vet in the Upper Penninsula? Preferably in or around the Marquette area...?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: chapstickaddict on April 16, 2010, 07:49:42 PM
Does anyone know of a good vet in the Upper Penninsula? Preferably in or around the Marquette area...?

EDIT:
I talked to the local Humane Society, and they suggested the Gwinn Sawyer veterinary clinic. The girl I talked to has pet rats, and she said they know their stuff. Just in case there is anyone else way up north here that was looking :) 
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: kittywombat on April 30, 2010, 10:33:41 PM
I need a vet in the NYC/NJ area that doesn't charge an arm and a leg to remove a mammary tumor. The clinic I work at provides medications for myco, but won't remove tumors and I can't afford the expensive NYC vets. :(
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Kari Safari on May 01, 2010, 02:35:30 AM
I need a vet in Northeastern PA who is knowledgeable when it comes to rats. I suspect that my Cuddles has myco and I need to do something about it as soon as possible! Anywhere within the Wilkesbarre/Scranton area or within a reasonable distance outside of it is fine. I'm desperate. Also, it helps if the vet doesn't charge six million dollars because I can only afford so much (not that I wouldn't absolutely find a way to make it work if I had to, just that I'd prefer it to not break the bank). =/
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: CassF on May 05, 2010, 06:18:37 PM
Any vets specialize in rats in Victoria or Vancouver BC? Preferably someone who will also do neuters.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: AngelHolland on May 07, 2010, 10:03:38 PM
CassF - SO many of the members over at ratshackforum.com are in canada/BC - I bet they will point you in the right direction if you don't find any info here! Good luck!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: CassF on May 08, 2010, 02:02:50 PM
Thanks Angel!! ;D
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Yashichu on May 27, 2010, 03:54:14 PM
Do anyone know a good vet for Richmond, VA? I live around the Henrico area, and current college student.
I noticed a post on page one about Hanover Animal Hospital; has anyone else went there before as well?

The current vet I use now is VCA Animal Hospital since their docter is there all the time; who also treated my rat. But the charges I received burned a bit of a hole in my pocket; and needed assistance from another to help pay for the vet bills. $104 for her first visit, including the medicine she was given. (But was given wrong diagnosis.) Second visit cost $124 for vet visit and euthanasia after finding out what my girl really had.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: KylaMissa on June 03, 2010, 09:29:13 PM
Anyone have a recommendation for a good rattie vet in MA or NH? I live on northeastern MA, but I can travel a bit. I've been to one vet and while great, charged me almost $55 per rat when I brought my two girls in. She held them for like a minute and said they were fine...yeah...$55 each. I am soon going to have 5 rats and can't go to the same vet. $55 x 5 is not a pretty number. I am not paying $275 for a single office visit for my girls. I am also contemplating getting them spayed, but most of the places I have contacted can't do rats.

Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: lunagrim on June 16, 2010, 12:18:48 PM
I'm having a hard time finding a vet that is affordable at all here.
Anyone know of any good, fairly priced vets in the Denver, CO area?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Billie40 on July 27, 2010, 03:09:54 PM
Looking for a new vet in south east MI.
They currently go to Parkway exotic/small pet Animal Hospital. The rat doc is good but very expensive. I'm tired of funding their super sweet doggy daycare... Any recommendations?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: [inactive] on July 28, 2010, 02:23:07 PM
I don't know if one has been posted for this area yet, but somewhere in south/central Maine would be nice. The nearest vet that I know of that will take rats is like 6 hours away so if someone knows of a vet in Lewston/Auburn area, please let me know. Thanks <3
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: lessthansign3 on August 13, 2010, 07:42:16 PM
For anyone here in the Twin Cities, VCA Cedar Animal Hospital in Minneapolis does a great job, though they are very expensive. I started going there because they can treat ANYTHING (rats, chinchillas, lizards, birds, turtles... lol you name it), their vets are knowledgeable with exotics (especially Dr. Munroe, she's wonderful), and they're nearby for me, an essential point before I had a car and had to bus it to the vet. They do charge a lot, but when you live in a big city, that's to be expected of any vet, especially one that treats exotics. I just took one of my new girls, Olivia, in for an inner ear infection, and the exam, Baytril, and prednisone all came to around $100. Not fun for me, but I know when I take her there that she's in good hands.

I don't know if I'll take my cats there anymore, though, simply because I know a "regular" vet in the area who is cheaper. Even then, rural versus city vet prices are kinda crazy - my cat Jiro needed his teeth cleaned when I adopted him because his previous owners never brushed his teeth, and VCA wanted $600. The absolute cheapest I could find in the metro was $350-$400. I went to my mom and dad's vet in small-town south-central MN - $150 :D Hehe!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: LittlOdawa on August 17, 2010, 07:40:31 PM
Don't know if it has been posted for my area but Id like to know of any vets in the Downriver area of MI for neutering rats. It would be a great help and I'm looking for recommendations
Thanks
Kari
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: brittanyotalora on August 18, 2010, 03:43:40 PM
For anyone in the North or Central NJ area....

Dr. Kim Somjen at Belle Mead Animal Hospital in Hillsborough, NJ. AMAZING to say the least! She was so friendly, and knowledgable. She told us her history with rats which included MANY rats as pets. She knew exactly what I was talking about when I said Martin's-695, and she also asked questions most vets don't ask, like what cages they're in, what bedding I use, what I feed them everyday, etc. She finally diagnosed my one rat which another vet said was "perfectly healthy" (PS she has myco). She was SO good with my rats, and they responded so well to her.

*She was also familiar with GooseMoose and said she used to be on here!

If it's not too far for you to travel, you HAVE to try her- I will never go anywhere else.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: phaidraft on August 21, 2010, 01:49:40 AM
Rapid City, SD area - does anyone know of a vet?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Lizzy96 on September 02, 2010, 09:19:01 PM
Wondering if anyone knows some good Vets who really know what their doing, In the West St Paul Area/ East St Paul/ Winnipeg , of Manitoba, Canada?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: htsr4 on September 03, 2010, 01:51:41 PM
Does anyone know a good vet near Farmington MN?
Title: Vets in STL/IL
Post by: PocketPets217 on September 08, 2010, 10:43:22 AM
Looking for a relatively reasonable vet between STL and Springfield , IL that will spay and examine a large group. Also to inspect an adult with a tumor.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: bettycracker on September 14, 2010, 04:44:53 PM
I'm looking for a vet near Lafayette, LA. Help ???
Title: Chicagoland Vet!!!
Post by: niu_huskies on September 22, 2010, 06:41:19 PM
I live in Dekalb, IL and searched far and wide for a vet for my girls, leading me to Forest Park Animal Hospital in University Park, IL. Dr. Johnson is the small animal doctor and she is really great with my girls. I have had two tumors removed from one rat in two separate surgeries. She charges around $175 for each procedure (with the multiple animal discount, and she didn't require a pre-visit examination either because I drove almost two hours to get there) which is wayyyyy less than anyone I looked into before. An animal hospital in DeKalb wanted to charge me $400 for the surgery and that didn't include the pre-surgery exam and the post-surgery meds. What a rip-off. Some vets have really lost sight of what being a veterinarian is really about. Good luck everyone!!   :heart:
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: dabrat19902005 on September 25, 2010, 02:06:13 AM
I need a vet in Rutherford County, North Carolina! Please do not reccommend I go to Hinkle's pet hospital. That's where I was before and they were very mean to my Max, and while euthanizing him they gave him the heart shot while he was awake. I want a vet that knows more about my babies and is not cruel and actually cares for my babies! PLEASE help!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Shriek on September 26, 2010, 06:29:28 PM
I'm looking for a vet in the Central PA area, specifically Bellefonte/State College. The cheaper and closer the better, but I'm willing to travel a bit to make sure my boys are healthy. The vet I go to now is all the way in Snowshoe, and only seems to have basic knowledge of rats, though he's absolutely wonderful with other animals, and very cheap. I just want someone who really knows rats and takes them seriously as companions.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: vombatus_ursinus on October 22, 2010, 01:53:33 PM
Does anyone know where I can get a rat neutered for a reasonable price in the Brooklyn/ NYC area?

So sorry if this has been discussed before, but I feel like I've tried every exotics vet in my area and I cannot believe the quotes I'm getting. A few years ago I had a rat spayed for $109 including pain meds and antibiotics, and I don't remember paying extra for an examination, but if I did it was like $75 or something. Now I'm hearing $2-4 hundred to neuter, including the exam and take-home meds. I don't have that much money. If anyone knows where I could have it done for under $200 I'd be forever grateful. Vets in Long Island and Queens that aren't a long drive from Brooklyn are doable too.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Lightdrow on November 29, 2010, 02:33:39 PM
Hi I live in Kennewick Washington and wanted to know if anyone knows of any vets anywhere near here that can spay a rat for less then $150. I just don't have the money for something more then that and the few doctors I have talked to are not skilled in it and they want to charge 350+.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: innybear on December 05, 2010, 01:09:19 AM
Hello everyone!
I was actually wondering if anyone knew of a veterinarian in the Fort Worth/ Midcities/ West Dallas (tx) area who neuters rats. Most places I've called say they will see and diagnose ratties, but will not spay and neuter. My male needs to be neutered!!!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: TGQ on December 05, 2010, 01:20:23 AM
If anyone knows a good vet in a Cleveland (preferably west side) area, PM me please.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: RachelLyn on December 23, 2010, 03:40:44 PM
Fargo side of north dakota, or minneapolis please.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Violet976 on December 25, 2010, 02:13:13 PM
Trying to scout down a good small animal vet (preferably knowledgeable with rabbits) for a person on craigslist.

Looking for Northern California/Southern Oregon. They are in Crescent City, CA, but willing to drive.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: yankees87 on December 26, 2010, 07:19:14 PM
Does anyone know of any vets that treat rats in Bergen County, NJ? I've been looking and though they say "small animals," I'm not sure rats are included in that. I need to take my baby there tomorrow, I think she has a resp infection.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: eyohkay on December 31, 2010, 01:47:12 PM
Looking for an affordable vet in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area.  My recently adopted girls have the sneezies and were a bit neglected in their previous home, and I'd like to have them seen before I bring home another mid January.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Lucky8773 on January 18, 2011, 11:04:08 PM
My girls aren't acting sickly or anything, but I want to have a good vet picked out before it's an emergency.  Does anyone know a good vet in the Kansas City, MO (preferably closer to Independence) area?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: smangela on January 22, 2011, 02:57:00 AM
Fargo side of north dakota, or minneapolis please.

Dr. Barb at the Shady Oak Vet Clinic in Hopkins.   :thumbsup2:
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: primasilva on January 23, 2011, 01:28:38 PM
I'm looking for a good vet in the Chicago area to do a spay on my bully girl. Ness exotics is pretty good, but they're also very expensive for surgeries. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: AngelHolland on January 23, 2011, 02:37:09 PM
I don't know what Ness charges, but we ABSOLUTELY LOVE Dr. Kuhnle at Arlington Heights Animal Hospital. Spays there are $170.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: RayN on January 25, 2011, 08:35:54 PM
Looking for a vet in southwest Oklahoma, Altus AFB is where we are located, its right on the Texas border, so Wichita Falls is within driving distance for a serious issue, but currently it's just a respiratory issue.
I found a vet willing to look at them, but he's only ever seen a rat once, we'll see how it goes tomorrow.

Thanks, Ray
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Stitch on February 13, 2011, 10:55:53 PM
I have two new boys! I need a good vet for them. I'm in Katy, TX which is a suburb west of Houston. I'd prefer someone in Katy, but am willing to travel a bit if necessary. Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: rileymai on February 26, 2011, 01:29:13 AM
Anyone in the Denver, CO area?  I'll be moving to there this next month and really would like to have a vet already lined up that is good with ratties - and hopefully for other pets too.  I think I've been spoiled where I live now, as my vet is amazing and has seen all my critters for years now.  I wouldn't mind if it was even in surrounding cities like Aurora, Littleton, etc.  Would prefer a good rattie vet more than aything :)
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: egrammer8 on March 07, 2011, 12:34:39 PM
Hi, im looking for a rat vet in the chicago area.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: owl4273 on March 08, 2011, 01:14:23 PM
I doubt anyone will really know any vets in the Waterville/ Unity area of Maine. I need a good vet for a neuter. If they don't charge an arm and a leg that would definitely be a plus as well. I'm trying to maintain three jobs at the moment, all of them minimum wage and I have no car. So anything close by and affordable would be a blessing.

 :wink5:
Did you ever find a good one? Also they come home with me to the Topsham/Brunswick Maine area during breaks so that is also an option.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Rattie_Luvv on March 09, 2011, 12:38:37 AM
Hello! :wave2:
I just moved to Craig Colorado, and I need to have a reliable vet picked out before I move my boys out here.
I've looked in phone books, the internet, everywhere and cant even find a vet willing to look at them.

Does anyone know any in the Craig area?

Thanks in advance for any help  :bow:
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: betuana on March 19, 2011, 09:17:26 PM
For 'chicago area'
Not sure if she is still there, but many years ago, Dr. Odem at the Preiser Animal Hospital (Glenview/Northbrook, on Milwaukee Ave), saw one of my rats, even did a successful surgery (tumor removal), successfully treated URIs, etc. It was probably close to a decade ago now, so not sure if she's still there or still sees rats, but its a possibility right in your area.

Otherwise I know there are several exotics clinics closer to the Chicago city proper, but I don't know of any rat ones closer to the Glenview area.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: egrammer8 on March 19, 2011, 09:28:39 PM
Thanks! Ill check it out.  :)
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: MollyElizbeth on March 23, 2011, 03:14:07 PM
We are looking for an affordable (but good/knowledgable) vet to nueter 2 boy rats (4-6 months) in the Peoria, IL area.  We have a regular vet we visit and really like (All Pets in Peoria) but the total for 2 nueters will be around $460-500.  That's $45 for appointment per rat, plus both surgeries.  We have been calling around to get prices and have found at least 1 that is cheaper (total of $250ish for both nueters plus visit) but we don't know how experienced the vet is (it's Morton Animal Hospital, in Morton, IL).

So, we are looking for a vet to do 2 nueters, and possibly become our reg. vet, in the Peoria, IL area.  We would be willing to travel to Springfield if it's nessicary, or the same distance toward Chicago.

 :help:

Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: florioa784 on April 27, 2011, 05:33:50 PM
I'm looking for a vet in the cobleskill, oneonta, albany area in NY, USA. Hopefully someone that is knowledgeable about rats. If anyone knows of one please pass it on. Thank you
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: TumorBaby on May 05, 2011, 01:40:01 PM
Chicago area. I'm willing to travel almost anywhere that a Metra or L will take me, if the price is right. Need a cheap neuter. Know anyone? Prices?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: cremellomare on May 08, 2011, 06:36:04 PM
Lansing MI..moving there soon and would like to have some vet numbers before we move!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: greentomato on May 09, 2011, 03:00:31 AM
For Chicagoland vets:
Dr. Scott McDonald charges $25 for neutering males. He does not spay females. He works from his office in Clarendon Hills, IL.

(I have not used his services myself, I just received a recommendation from someone else who had.)

His website:
http://www.scottemcdonald.com/

Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: greentomato on May 09, 2011, 03:17:35 AM
For a regular vet in Chicago,
I've used Brighton Park Animal Hospital and
Animal House of Chicago.

Animal House is VERY, VERY expensive, and tends to be overly cautious, but I feel confident I'm getting good care there (although it is probably overkill). I believe they charge around $500 for spaying a rat.

BPAH is MUCH more affordable, however, I'm not entirely sure about some of what they tell me, and I don't think they have that much rat experience. They insisted on giving my rats over-the-counter Frontline for fleas, even though they had the other prescription stuff, and I requested that they use it instead (Advantix? I can't recall.). Later I learned that there are questions about Frontline causing serious side effects. My boys were fine, but it still made me a little cautious. Also, they don't have internet access (so I couldn't look it up at the office and show them what I had heard about it). And they don't do spay/neutering.

These are the only places I've used so far.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: xanterra on May 16, 2011, 08:53:51 AM
My regular vet is out of town this week, and I need two spays done as soon as possible for preferably cheap. I live in the west suburbs of Chicago (Wheaton-DuPage County) but I'd be willing to travel.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: AngelHolland on May 17, 2011, 10:14:41 PM
My regular vet is out of town this week, and I need two spays done as soon as possible for preferably cheap. I live in the west suburbs of Chicago (Wheaton-DuPage County) but I'd be willing to travel.

Dr. Kuhnle at Arlington Heights Animal Hospital is fabulous. I believe spays are $170 a piece, although we have never had girls to have one done there, but her other surgeries have been top notch. Surgery day is on Mondays.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Cinefou on May 18, 2011, 11:06:30 AM
Looking for a recommended vet near Amelia, Ohio.  I think one of my rats has a tumor.  :(
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: eyohkay on May 18, 2011, 11:34:00 AM
I see Dr. Dan Meakin at All Creatures Small in Amelia.  He's never performed surgery on any of my rats, yet, though, so I would call and ask about his experience. 

Dr. Robert Dahlhausen is also near that area and he did a wonderful neuter for me.  I wasn't happy with his knowledge about URI's, however, which is why I started seeing Dr. Meakin. 
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Cinefou on May 18, 2011, 04:52:37 PM
Thanks... someone actually advised me to not see Meakin because of "unethical practices," but they didn't elaborate... so I don't know.   ???
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: eyohkay on May 18, 2011, 07:54:03 PM
That's really odd.  He certainly didn't know everything, but he was very nice, and he gave me the antibiotics that I needed.  He also told me that for future URI's, I can just call in and skip the office visit.  They're also letting me pick up some Revolution tomorrow without an office visit.  I'm curious to know what the "unethical practices" are, but as long as I'm getting what I need from him, I'll probably continue to go there.  If you find out what they're referring to, though, I'd like to know.

Not sure if you made a call into Dr. Dahlhausen yet, but his office number is (513) 761-1990 in case you have a hard time finding it (I did).  His receptionist is incredibly annoying, be warned.  I had a friend who has taken her sugies and ferrets to him for several years and hasn't had any problems, but I don't know... he just made me feel very rushed and uncomfortable.  And getting him to give me another AB combo was like pulling teeth... he wanted me to bring her in for AB injections.  I was happy with the neuter he did on Evan, though, so you might be okay if it's for a tumor removal.

 :dontknow:

Chalula88 is also in Cincinnati, and has seen a few other vets... you may want to shoot her a PM.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Cinefou on May 18, 2011, 08:50:55 PM
Thank you so much for the help.  I'd like to know what the unethical practices are, too.  It's possible that the person just had a bad visit and wants to tarnish his reputation.  All of my neighbors seem to take their dogs to him, though... but that could be because he's the only vet around with a decent website and a big building.

If I find anything out, I will definitely let you know.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: eyohkay on May 18, 2011, 08:59:49 PM
No problem, and good luck!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Gullybear on June 03, 2011, 01:04:26 AM
Hello everyone.  First post here.  I'm looking for a reccomended vet in the Cleveland area.  I'm willing to go most anywhere in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Ashtabula counties if the vet is good.  Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Evoss87 on June 08, 2011, 12:54:57 AM
How about a Rat vet in Lake county IL? i dont want to drive too far less than 25 miles pls
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: lissy0805 on June 12, 2011, 09:51:19 AM
does anybody know a vet in NYC that doesn't cost 80$ and higher???

I only have monday to see the vet, cause of my work. The vets I called were 80$ and higher :(
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Evoss87 on June 12, 2011, 08:16:18 PM
We are looking for an affordable (but good/knowledgable) vet to nueter 2 boy rats (4-6 months) in the Peoria, IL area.  We have a regular vet we visit and really like (All Pets in Peoria) but the total for 2 nueters will be around $460-500.  That's $45 for appointment per rat, plus both surgeries.  We have been calling around to get prices and have found at least 1 that is cheaper (total of $250ish for both nueters plus visit) but we don't know how experienced the vet is (it's Morton Animal Hospital, in Morton, IL).

So, we are looking for a vet to do 2 nueters, and possibly become our reg. vet, in the Peoria, IL area.  We would be willing to travel to Springfield if it's nessicary, or the same distance toward Chicago.

 :help:

Thanks!

IF there is a VCA around i know some do neuters for 75 roughly each... i got my boys both dona at the champaign/urbana VCA for $171 total.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Shayna09 on June 25, 2011, 06:13:34 PM
Hey, I don't know how many people on here are from Canada, but I live near Vancouver (Mission). I want to find a vet to neuter my male somewhere near Mission, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, Langley, etc.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: RattyMonday on July 22, 2011, 11:42:21 AM
Any vet reccomendations for the Springfield, MO area? I could travel as far as Nixa.. And MAYBE Kansas City area.. I currently live in NW Arkansas, so a vet in Springfield area (1.5 hour away) would be idea for the time being. I'm looking to move to Springfield, so it'd be even more convenient. But since its a little closer, a vet in Kansas City would work once I'm closer.
I don't currently need a vet, but I would like to prepare for in case there are ever any future needs for a vet.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: orangedragon on July 23, 2011, 01:37:57 AM
Does anyone know of a good rat vet or hospital in Gaithersburg, MD? I saw that there was one in Rockville, but I would prefer a closer one if possible.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: BayouBird on July 23, 2011, 01:59:45 AM
I recently found out that my vet moved >.< and so I'm looking for a vet anywhere in Northern Louisiana.  Closest cities are Monroe and Shreveport, but I haven't had any luck finding a new vet, and would like to know if there is one near, just incase something happens.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: A_STEW on August 05, 2011, 12:46:43 AM
Hey, I don't know how many people on here are from Canada, but I live near Vancouver (Mission). I want to find a vet to neuter my male somewhere near Mission, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, Langley, etc.

I'm from Kamloops and have an awesome vet, but that doesn't help you much. I would get in touch with some local ratteries and ask which vets they would reccomend, they would have the best knowledge in your area.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Khaleesi's Mom on August 13, 2011, 06:32:23 PM
Looking for the most expensive, over-the-top, top-of-the-line rat-friendly vet in the Mishawaka/South Bend/Granger, IN area?  (Sorry, couldn't help myself with all the "cheapest vet in existence" posts.)  I'm thinking of having my 3 girls spayed and wondered if anyone in this area has used a vet for their rat spaying/neutering.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: K Rat1417 on August 28, 2011, 02:09:07 PM
Does anyone know of a good vet in the North Fort Worth TX area? And maybe some in dallas if they aren't TOO far away? I'm looking for one that's good with rats and isn't too expensive. But mostly one that's just good with rats.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: RayN on September 07, 2011, 09:37:39 PM
Alright, Looking for a good affordable vet in the OKC area. My best friend who adopted my group, has a new little boy to add the mischief and he needs neutered and is also showing signs of an infection, slight head tilt and she said he's coughing.

She said the ones she called all were unsure of rats in general and wanted to charge her several hundred dollars just for the visit. I find it hard to believe there isn't a vet in the OKC area who can be knowledgeable and affordable, but if she can't find one she's going to be driving the 3 hours to come see me and go to my local vet, who is not at all knowledgeable but willing to listen, and very cheap.

I'd love to see her and Romeo and her new little boy, but I'd rather it be in better circumstances.

Thanks for any help,
Ray

ETA: I found Dr. Nancy Harrington at the All Pet's Vet. Hospital, Norman OK, in the other thread, and I'll have my friend call her to check her out. I'll update when we find out if she is affordable and then again if she's really good. Or if she's still there, that post was from several years ago.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Shriek on September 14, 2011, 02:45:36 PM
I need a vet in the King of Prussia/Philadelphia area. I'll be moving there in a week and I want to have a good vet set up before I adopt any rats. I can travel a bit if necessary, but I'd prefer not to have to travel more than a half hour away.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: a_troubled_angel33 on September 14, 2011, 11:07:00 PM
Hello all!  I'm looking for a rattie knowledgeable vet in the Lancaster/Palmdale/Valencia, Ca area... even Northridge area.  One of my girls Moxi has a tumor I'd like to get removed.  There are plenty of vets around, but I'm wary of their rat experience.   Any suggestions would be great.  Thanks much.  =]
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: KW on October 01, 2011, 10:52:26 PM
Any vet reccomendations for the Springfield, MO area?


I really liked them but did not have to have any surgeries or serious stuff done, when I lived there they loved rats and were great people:
All Creatures Pet Hospital-902 West Kearney, Springfield, Missouri  65803  United States, Phone : (417)865-5367


My first vet was Dr. Mainka who saved Toby's life and was great; however, he had to stay in an incubator for a week and was not socialable at all when he came out (had a very very serve URI when I got him.).  Turns out she is allergic to rats so didn't handle him at all except to give him his meds but she saved his life and the only physical side effect was deafness.
Sunshine Animal Hospital: (417) 889-0090 - 3235 E Sunshine St, Springfield, MO
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: hopefloats75 on October 04, 2011, 08:00:37 AM
Looking for the most expensive, over-the-top, top-of-the-line rat-friendly vet in the Mishawaka/South Bend/Granger, IN area?  (Sorry, couldn't help myself with all the "cheapest vet in existence" posts.)  I'm thinking of having my 3 girls spayed and wondered if anyone in this area has used a vet for their rat spaying/neutering.

The Animal Birth control clinic in Granger spays and neuters rats. I have had my girls and some of my boys done there. Dr. Hatch is wonderful. it is $65.00 for a spay and $60.00 for  a neuter.   She has done numerous for me.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: KatnRat on October 06, 2011, 02:12:22 PM
I'm looking for a rat-friendly vet in the Milwaukee, WI or Waukesha, WI area. :)

Vets who do inexpensive rat neuters/spays in the southern WI area would be nice to know too (willing to drive farther for a one-time procedure).
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: BlackWolfRat on November 11, 2011, 10:12:36 PM
I know someone else asked, but they were about an hour away from me. Anyone know of any exotic vets in the Central Pennsylvania area in Snyder or Juniata county areas? Or somewhere else close by? I don't have them yet, but I'm planing on getting two girls and I've read that they can get tumors unless spayed. Any help will be appreciated!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: blissey on November 16, 2011, 03:36:18 PM
I need a vet in the northern New Jersey area.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Nottingham on November 22, 2011, 08:43:31 AM
Can anyone recommend a vet in the Shippensburg/Carlisle/Harrisburg, PA area?  (I live in Carlise but I'm willing to travel).  I've been to see Dr. Barnett at Carlise Small Animal, and he's an absolute joke -- told me my rat didn't have an URI even though she's sneezing and sounding chesty with poryphorin because "the discharge wasn't green and that I as a pharmacy student should be able to tell the difference."  Way to endanger my pet AND insult my knowledge in one foul swoop  :mumum:  I've contacted at least 4 other vets in the area and apparently no one else sees exotics.  Please tell me I'm overlooking someone.

I do go to school outside in Rockville, MD so that may be a possibility, but with the semester wrapping up and me travelling for conferences I don't know if I'm going to be able to take my squeaks back to MD this year.

Thanks for your help!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: RooRat on November 27, 2011, 04:21:28 PM
I'm looking for a vet in Greensboro or High Point NC/North Carolina. I went to an emergency vet clinic and they seemed okay, but I'd love to find a regular vet who's good with ratties. I did some Googling and found Greensboro Vet Hospital and Garden Creek Pet Clinic - does anyone have experience with them?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Been to the Mountaintop on November 30, 2011, 08:02:14 AM
We just moved to Albany area. Did you find a vet?
Title: Rat Vet in Albany NY Area?
Post by: Been to the Mountaintop on November 30, 2011, 08:46:18 AM
Just moved here to Latham in the Capitol District. Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: starsevol on December 03, 2011, 04:35:26 PM
Hi,

I am moving from Rhode Island to Hendersonville North Carolina. Hendersonville is near the Asheville area. Are there any members from there, and can someone suggest a good vet?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Mouka on December 22, 2011, 03:14:24 PM
Looking for a good vet in San Antonio, TX for possible URI, spaying, and/or neutering. Thank you!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: mandycoot on December 23, 2011, 01:26:58 PM
Looking for a good vet in San Antonio, TX for possible URI, spaying, and/or neutering. Thank you!

I would recommend emailing Heart of Texas Rats (Sonja @ HeartOfTexasRats.com without the spaces) and ask who she recommends in the area. She is in or near SA. I'm in Austin but I don't know of any good rat vets south of Austin.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: FairytailsRattery on February 01, 2012, 02:06:18 PM
Again, I'd love to know if there are any good vets in northern New Jersey. Anyone been to Companion Animal Hospital in Parsippany? http://www.companionanimalhospitalnj.com/
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: cheshire on February 21, 2012, 05:14:14 PM
I need a vet! I am in Denver Colorado and have been searching everywhere. It has given me a headache, especially with all the prices that have been listed. The vet I had been going to was well... idiotic but the prices were awesome. I guess I have been spoiled when it comes to the prices. it was only 46 bucks to see both girls, now I am hearing prices of 60 bucks per rat and up. I am fine with paying more for a good vet but I do not know which vet is the best vet to go to. I looked into Washington Park Vet office which seems to be at the top right now but I have no clue is they are the best vet to go to. Someone please help! It is not an emergency right now I would just rather have a vet lined up in case it becomes an emergency.  :help:
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Ryuu on February 21, 2012, 05:27:11 PM
I don't have an emergency, but would like to know of a good vet in the NW suburbs of Chicago, IL. I specifically want to know spay prices. Thank you~! :)
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Ryuu on February 25, 2012, 06:16:52 PM
I don't have an emergency, but would like to know of a good vet in the NW suburbs of Chicago, IL. I specifically want to know spay prices. Thank you~! :)
Okay, now I'm a little more desperate. My females don't have anything wrong with them, but I want to spay them ASAP. The cheapest I've found is $200 a spay and I have 3, so it would be $600 total. Anyone know of somewhere cheaper in the Chicago area?
Title: Looking for a Vet in the Buffalo NY area
Post by: VickyVixen27 on February 27, 2012, 06:40:09 PM
Recently my rattie, Gandolf, has developed a spot on his tale and I need to get it looked at. If anyone knows of a vet near Buffalo NY please let me know ASAP!!  :BlueDumboBigEyes:
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: katedear on March 07, 2012, 06:29:36 PM
I need a vet! I am in Denver Colorado and have been searching everywhere. It has given me a headache, especially with all the prices that have been listed. The vet I had been going to was well... idiotic but the prices were awesome. I guess I have been spoiled when it comes to the prices. it was only 46 bucks to see both girls, now I am hearing prices of 60 bucks per rat and up. I am fine with paying more for a good vet but I do not know which vet is the best vet to go to. I looked into Washington Park Vet office which seems to be at the top right now but I have no clue is they are the best vet to go to. Someone please help! It is not an emergency right now I would just rather have a vet lined up in case it becomes an emergency.  :help:

If you haven't found one yet and don't mind a bit of a drive, you could try Jasper Animal Hospital in Lafayette, CO.  I used to work there until December.  I personally think the vets there are some of the most caring and committed people I've ever met, and the prices are extremely reasonable. 

I moved back to California, otherwise I would still be working there!  Now I'm trying to find someone who doesn't charge 300$ for a neuter.

Anyone know of any relatively inexpensive vets in the SF Bay Area for neuters?  I'm in Oakland but don't mind driving 50 miles or so.  My rDVM is Dr. Lankes at Central Marin Cat and Exotic Hospital, and I love love love her but they charge about $300 for a neuter and that's just a bit too much for me.  I will probably use her for my spays though, just because I trust her and her staff a lot.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Purple.Head.Rush on March 09, 2012, 12:59:46 PM
Detroit vets? I know about a few of them, but it would be nice to get some info from someone with firsthand experience from them.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Marimint on March 16, 2012, 11:32:21 PM
I just noticed a lump under one of my rat's arm, I think she's got a mammary tumor :( Anyone know of any good vets in the Westchester area in NY?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread
Post by: 2GeekyGirl on March 19, 2012, 11:59:30 PM
Hello! We're moving to Middletown, Connecticut soon and will need a good ratter vet - any suggestions?!

I found these two, but I'd like some personal recommendations:

Dr. William Keish
            Dr. Laura Pampreen
            Glastonbury Veterinary Hospital
            121 Pratt Street
            Glastonbury, CT 06033
            (860) 633-3588
       
Dr. William Keish
            Dr. Laura Pampreen
            Glastonbury Veterinary Hospital
            121 Pratt Street
            Glastonbury, CT 06033
            (860) 633-3588
           
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: BSURatLady on April 01, 2012, 12:34:14 PM
Desperately seeking a GOOD vet in northeast Indiana.   Our old vet is no longer in practice and we have literally gone through probably ten different vets in the last couple of years TRYING to find one that knows rats. 

We've been to an "exotics" specialist vet in Indianapolis that has been highly recommended and found them to be rude and cocky. We had taken a previous rat there that had respiratory illness and they had suggested only one treatment for it which didn't work.  When asked if they would try other meds, they said no, that was the ONLY med that would do anything.   So I left and found another vet who put my then rat on another med and he quickly recovered and lived for over another year!

That particular vet isn't an option at the moment though (my sister is looking for a vet for her rat and they live in a diff city).

Anyway, she is looking for a vet in the Fort Wayne area if possible...   She has a sick rat that needs a vet asap.  :(  Any suggestions are appreciated!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: vashira on April 03, 2012, 04:22:31 AM
Hello everyone, I'm new here. I will be getting my first ratties this summer once I move from Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. I don't know of any exotics vets in Kamloops and would very much appreciate finding one if anyone knows of one.

Thank you in advance.
Title: Vet in Los Angeles
Post by: Ivyrides on July 01, 2012, 06:03:09 AM
I am looking for a few great Vet options in Los Angeles. I found  a great vet in
Pasadena that sees rats but she is too far from me now and very expensive. All of the vet recommendations (on lists) I see from LA were seen last in 2002 or 2005.

Help! And thank you!

Ivy
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Rzrwyre on July 01, 2012, 06:17:39 AM
Anyone near Madison, WI, there is an "exotics" vet on the west side, but I LOVE my vets on the near East side at Healthy Pet Vet clinic.  They aren't super-duper fancy but what immensely knowlegeable and wonderful vets and staff...and they know about most small pets and some exotics.  Their prices can't be beat, either.  Mostly I just love their caring attitudes.  There are three vets there, I have my primary one but am happy to see any of them.   ;D
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: CharliesMommy on July 11, 2012, 01:55:02 PM
Any one kno of a good vet near fort hood Texas
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Oleander on November 05, 2012, 01:00:33 AM
Hi,

I am moving from Rhode Island to Hendersonville North Carolina. Hendersonville is near the Asheville area. Are there any members from there, and can someone suggest a good vet?

I know it's been nearly a year and you may never see this, but just in case, I have an EXCELLENT vet in Columbus, NC. That's about 15 minutes or so from Hendersonville. Dr Fitch @ Bonnie Brae Veterinary: http://www.bonniebraeveterinaryhospital.com/ I have been seeing him exclusively for a few years now, he is very knowledgeable and incredibly sweet and he loves rats!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: denial on December 04, 2012, 09:29:40 PM
Good vet near Lexington, Oklahoma?

Visiting family there over the holidays and will need one if Morgan's stitches are still infected...
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Nari Caution on December 17, 2012, 04:52:57 PM
Anyone know of a good vet around Stockton, CA? One of my girls is having some problems and I could use a good rat vet...
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Ebonyraven on January 27, 2013, 04:03:02 PM
Let me try posting this in the correct spot this time.  :doh:


I need a vet near Lexington KY. The Lexington vets charge 55 dollars a rat even if they dont need to see them (I.e: we need baytril for our babies, but we don't have 220 dollars to take them in, just so the vet can prescribe Baytril then pay for the Baytril.)

It needs to be within 30 minutes of the surrounding area as we have no idea on how to get around Kentucky. Thank you~
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: mutewolf on January 27, 2013, 04:04:11 PM
Let me try posting this in the correct spot this time.  :doh:


I need a vet near Lexington KY. The Lexington vets charge 55 dollars a rat even if they dont need to see them (I.e: we need baytril for our babies, but we don't have 220 dollars to take them in, just so the vet can prescribe Baytril then pay for the Baytril.)

It needs to be within 30 minutes of the surrounding area as we have no idea on how to get around Kentucky. Thank you~

I'll see if I can PM you!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: RattusNorvegicus on January 27, 2013, 07:33:29 PM
This exotic vet search may be helpful to some: http://www.aemv.org/vetlist.cfm

It doesn't include all of them, and be aware it also rarely -if ever- includes rats in the 'exotic pets seen' but that doesn't mean the vets don't see them.  :)
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Ryusei on February 22, 2013, 06:47:43 PM
Hello. As some people may have seen, I recently obtained my first ever rats. I want to take them in to see a vet, because I have a feeling they've never been to one before (based on the circumstances at which I obtained them).
I live in Port Huron, MI 48060.
I know there is one in Marysville, MI. But I'd really like to know if there is one even closer, perhaps in the same town.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: atiggerx33 on March 01, 2013, 10:29:39 AM
I already had a vet and had two tumors removed from my little Marshmellow. I hear you guys talking about $150 prices, which are dirt cheap compared to my charge of $375. The $375 is the vets flat fee. I live on Long Island, New York; I am hoping that maybe for future appointments someone knows about a cheaper vet in the area. I would love to get more ratties in a few years but if I have to look at vet bills like that, I cannot afford it. I refuse to get another rattie and not be able to take proper care of it because I cannot afford the vet bill costs. So if anyone knows a more mildly priced vet on long island please help me out.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: febtober on March 10, 2013, 07:38:34 PM
Would anyone know of a good vet that will also do neutering in the central OK area? OKC, Norman, Moore, Bethany, Mustang, Yukon, ETC, ? I've seen a handful for Tulsa but that's 3 hours away. Doable but a pain and not good in case of emergency.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: RatBreath on June 16, 2013, 10:44:18 AM
Midwest exotic animal center/emergency animal hospital in Elmwood Park, IL sees ratties often. They see rats daily   :D They're located just west of Chicago on North Ave. Luckily they're a 24 hr facility.  Dr. Clarkson is really nice as is Dr. Paliakoff. They are very caring and kind and understand our love for ratties.
http://www.midwestexotichospital.com/
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: rattluvr7 on June 30, 2013, 12:44:18 AM
can anyone suggest a vet in Suffolk county long island tht does neutering for a reasonable price? My male has just needed to be separated from his cagemates after 8 months because over the past month or two I have noticed minor bite wounds that have gradually gotten worse and I would like to be able to introduce him to one of my single females so he doesn't have to spend the rest of his life alone...he is one yr old and never been caged alone. ive tried a few vets and they all want around 250.00$ and I just cant afford that...ive spent close to 1000.00$ on a hairless I adopted that had a corneal abrasion then an abcess and now a broken tooth and hes only 3 months  :puppy_dog_eyes: and my dumbo who got sick with pneumonia.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: babyzoid1 on July 04, 2013, 12:25:30 AM
I would like to refer a vet in Tempe, Arizona.

I go to a lovely vet named Dr.Bastek at University Animal Hospital.
They charge 57$ for an exam, 46$ for a euthanasia, about 20$ for a tooth clipping and meds can cost anywhere from 7$-30$(baytril and doxy)
I payed 250$ To have 2 tumors removed, one which was rather large.
The staff is friendly, patient, and love meeting the little ones.
For the Euthanasia they will offer to take paw prints of your little one so you can take them home free of charge.

Dr.Bastek
http://www.universityvet.com/
drbastek@universityvet.com
Adress: 2500 S. Hardy Dr.  Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (480) 968-9275
Fax: (480) 967-6353
Email: uvhcsr@universityvet.com

If you live in Tempe, Az it is a good place to go.
They have helped me through pneumonia, teeth clipping, tumors, and pts. I will keep going to them as long as I am in Arizona.
 
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: TGQ on July 05, 2013, 11:48:32 AM
Does anyone know a good vet for neuters (and price idea) on the Cleveland, OH west side area? PM me.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Cortney on August 22, 2013, 01:29:45 PM
I use Parkway Small Animal and Exotic Hospital in Clinton Twp., MI. The vets there have always been kind and courteous, and their prices seem decent (to me anyways).
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: ByAnyMeansNecessary on September 11, 2013, 08:44:35 AM
Greetings everyone,

I recently relocated to Frankfort/Matteson, IL area with my partner and two rats. Unfortunately, it seems, one of them has contracted a URI (does not seem severe). Does anyone know of a decent local doctor thats reasonably priced for the Frankfort/Matteson area?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: rattluvr7 on September 27, 2013, 06:12:03 PM
I was hoping someone could help me with a vet in the eastern long island area....specifically one that could help eith a dental abcess whenbthe tooth is not loose but needs to come out. Thanks
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: ecd123 on November 12, 2013, 01:56:35 PM
Hi everyone. I was wondering if anyone could request a vet who is reasonably priced for spaying female rats in the eastern/central North Carolina area. I have been to and got information from Avian & Exotics in Raleigh, and they told me it is $300 (or $350?) per rat. I have three 12 month olds and I have never had my rats spayed before, but losing my girl Norah to a pituitary tumor recently has made me warm up to the idea.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: petunia on November 15, 2013, 07:34:22 PM
looking for a rat experienced vet in the Boston area or within an hour's drive of Boston?

Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: littlewolf on February 27, 2014, 07:46:53 AM
Hey,im looking for a small animal or exotic vet in the columbia,SC area that wont break the bank.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: prakhar on April 09, 2014, 05:44:17 AM
Need a good vet in East Delhi,India. Jackson has a URI and don't know where to treat it. Also can i use human medicine for him???
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Chelsea on April 17, 2014, 09:29:48 AM
Ok sooo I feel like this thread is kinda hit or miss, but since the directory is gone (what happened? ): ) I really need some help!!

I need a vet near Boulder, CO (anywhere between Boulder and Denver is a reasonable drive) if anyone has suggestions? I will call around later because Rory needs to go in today but as much as I can't wait forever for a response I also would prefer a recommendation... idk what happened, he must have been feeling sick for a while and hiding his symptoms because I went to bed 4 hours ago and he was fine and the cat just woke me up and Rory is just wheezing and squeaking like crazy!!! He just needs abx but I am so taken aback because he was fine yesterday afternoon ):
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: toastytwist on May 14, 2014, 01:44:29 PM
Hey, everyone! I'm looking for a good vet in the Los Angeles Area, specifically the San Gabriel Valley, though I'm close to East L.A. too. It's not urgent, exactly, but I do need a vet and am shopping around. Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: kirren on July 25, 2014, 12:01:11 PM
I'm looking for a vet recommendation in the Nashville, TN area. Surrounding areas are also fine, I'm willing to drive a bit if it means having a great vet! It's been a few years since my last rats passed away and I'm thinking of jumping back in, but we have since moved here and I want to have a vet lined up first who can spay and take care of any potential health issues. Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: LisaKidder on September 17, 2014, 10:12:25 PM
looking for a vet for surgery for tumor removal on a rat under year old around Indiana,Lowell (46356) need price quote or numbers i can call to request them from vets. Thank you so much!
Tried - Lowell - Bardens (400$)
Four Winds - Crown point (600$)
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: TheFirstTimer on October 30, 2014, 08:28:03 PM
Does anyone know any good vets in the Lansing/East Lansing area? :O
I just moved here. :(
The Michigan State Vet hospital is nearby, but that is emergency care only, I think??
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Muffikins on March 04, 2015, 06:09:07 PM
For anyone around the Brattleboro, Vermont area, I take my rats with more simple things like URIs to this place:

http://www.brattleborovet.com/

And I see Pamela Sorton, VMD. She doesn't specialize in small animals, however, her kindness and compassion can't be beat. She listens to your concerns and is the nicest vet I've ever met. She has prescribed my bubs antibiotics (and enough to actually last me a while) nebulized my sick rats, and helped a few across the Rainbow Bridge with grace and gentleness. I used to see someone else there but I didn't like them at all, and neither did my rats. She isn't the one I would go to for surgery, only because small animals are not her main patients, I'm still looking for that one, but she can help in a pinch and her fees are very reasonable.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: TheBandit on April 17, 2015, 07:35:06 PM
Hey GM! I'm wondering if anybody can recommend a good rat vet in Portland, OR? I am maaaaybe considering getting rats again but I have to make sure there are competent vets nearby first. I do not own a car so something within the city is pretty essential...
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: TinyRat on October 08, 2015, 09:22:35 PM
For anyone in the south Bay Area, California, Adobe Animal Hospital in Palo Alto has good vets that see rats, but they tend to be very pricey (50$ and up)
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: hanash1ro on December 16, 2015, 07:28:26 PM
Definitely don't go to Katella Animal Clinic in Anaheim, CA. The vet asked me if my rat had been vomiting, didn't use any terms to indicate he knew what a URI are (myco, porphyrin, etc.), and then told me that I would be better off with a tortoise because they live longer. Then he proceeded to prescribe me more medicine than I wanted and wouldn't let me decline any of them. If my boy wasn't waking himself up with his sneezing, I wouldn't have bothered staying with the appointment; but with the holiday season being so busy, I needed to get something asap.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: hanash1ro on December 16, 2015, 07:31:24 PM
Does anyone know any good vets in the Lansing/East Lansing area? :O
I just moved here. :(
The Michigan State Vet hospital is nearby, but that is emergency care only, I think??

I don't know if you're still looking for a vet, but I liked the service at Bancroft Veterinary Clinic. They knew what they were talking about and the vet even talked to other vets in the area to confirm that she wasn't misdiagnosing. Also, if you're a student who needs a ride to the vet if there's something serious like an emergency, I can probably help you out (also a student). Send me a message if you still need your vet situation figured out.
Title: Southern California Rat Vet request
Post by: Hal900x on March 07, 2016, 12:28:57 AM
I am looking for a vet with significant rat experience in Southern California, specifically Ventura County. The next closest counties over are L.A. and Santa Barbara. Current diagnosis is diabetes with kidney disease, possible secondary infection. Need a blood test, will probably need more blood than just a simple glucose test. Current vet is having trouble getting blood under sedation, she will do it under gas but with the severity of his illness it would be a lot easier to work with a specialist. Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Animationlasi on April 18, 2017, 01:05:53 PM
Last ditch effort to find a rat vet in the York PA Baltimore MD area who can neuter a rat for under 150. We've called at least 15 vets and the three that neuter all quote me 150 PER RAT. Since I'm looking at 4-5 of them, I don't really have that kind of money and if I get boys I'd really like to get them neutered for hygiene reasons.  Any help is appreciated.
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: Been to the Mountaintop on April 19, 2017, 05:58:19 PM
Try Dr Gaydos Vernon Vet in Vernon NJ (near NY border). He's awesome and I bet would do a rate for so many at once.

What do you mean by hygienic means? You're not threatening to do it yourself, without pain killer, are you?
Title: Re: Official Request-A-Vet Thread.
Post by: BigBen on July 09, 2017, 06:06:17 PM
My sister and I are moving in together, so I am looking for a vet in Fairfield County, Connecticut, for my rats and chinchillas, preferably not too far from the Bridgeport/Shelton/Trumbull area.  Any recommendations?  Any vets to stay away from?  PM or e-mail me (click on the buttons under my username) if you don't want to commit yourself in public.