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Title: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: Suebee on February 28, 2011, 01:34:36 PM
By request, a separate thread for EMERGENCY VETS ONLY that see rats and other exotics.

Please at least include a general geographic location (state, town, and/or nearest large city). Phone numbers and addresses of the E-vets are permitted to be posted in this section. If there is a web site, please include that, as well. If you have personal experience, please share it.

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Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: PKT on February 28, 2011, 03:58:28 PM
Animal 911 in Skokie, IL (near Chicago) were great when my rat's tail degloved and needed an amputation on a weekend.

I've also used the Animal Medical Center in New York, NY.  Though my rat got the care he needed (antibiotics for acute respiratory symptoms), I was not pleased overall with the vet we saw and the AMC's customer service.  He recommended a radiograph to make sure my rat's heart wasn't enlarged, and when we asked him about the results, he said "I don't know, I'm not a radiologist, but he's probably fine."  That's not good enough for a $500 bill, especially since I've since learned we could have really skipped the xray.  I'll use them in the future, but only because I'm not aware of better emergency options in the New York area.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: BlueBalloon on March 01, 2011, 03:08:36 AM
 The Metro Animal Emergency Clinic (http://maec.ca/index.htm) in Dartmouth, NS Canada does accept exotics.

While I have not had to use their services, I have heard nothing but great things from them.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: RatAttack59 on March 01, 2011, 06:29:48 PM
West Chester Emergncy Animal Clinic, West Chester, PA:
http://www.westchestervetmedcenter.com/wcaechomepage.htm

Sometimes has a vet on staff that sees rats (call ahead) - and I have had occasion to use her.
Very compassionate staff.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: Stacy M on March 01, 2011, 06:35:22 PM
Bolton Veterinary Hospital during regular hours, East of the River Veterinary Clinic after hours and weekends/holidays.  They have at least three vets that I know of that see exotics.  I highly recommend them.

BOLTON VETERINARY HOSPITAL, P.C.
222 Boston Turnpike
Bolton, Connecticut 06043
Phone: (860) 646-6134 or (860) 456-4298
Fax: (860) 643-0418
Email:boltonvet(at)aol.com

http://www.boltonvet.com/ (http://www.boltonvet.com/)
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: mamarat2 on March 01, 2011, 06:40:57 PM
Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic (MEAC)
12106 Nebel Street
Rockville, MD 20852
301-770-5225
877-364-4422
http://www.metroeac.com/
Call first to make sure Dr. Foster is on that night, she is the only rat vet on staff there.

Pender Veterinary Centre
4001 Legato Road
Fairfax, VA 22033
(703) 591-3304
http://www.pendervet.com/
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: applecavy on March 02, 2011, 12:18:34 AM
Red Bank Veterinary Hospital
197 Hance Ave
Tinton Falls, NJ
07724
888-705-0564
http://rbvh.reachlocal.com

Call ahead to make sure one of the vets that sees rats is in, but there are a few, and I've never had a problem getting seen.
I have nothing but the utmost respect for this place.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: Nightmelody on April 08, 2011, 03:10:13 PM
Neel Veterinary Hospital
2700 N Macarthur Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
73127
405-947-8387
www.neelvet.com

Call first to make sure that there is an exotic vet on staff at that time.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: Momofsweetie on April 14, 2011, 11:47:37 PM
To Suebee,
I posted on another site the vet I use for my ratties in Massachusetts. It is Putnam Vet Clinic in Topsfield, MA. 374 Boston St. Topsfield, MA 01983. Phone 978-887-3836. The owner is Dr. Wendy Emerson. There is also a Dr. Rachel Illingworth. They specialize in exotics and pocket pets. They treat chickens, rats, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, lizards, etc. They are not cheap.. But they are wonderful with the small animals and have a very loving approach. Hope this helps.
P.S. I make my rattie's diet almost the same way you do.. Thanks for the info on it and Thanks to Mainely Rat Rescue for the best rats in the world..
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: CinemaGeek on April 23, 2011, 06:17:52 PM
Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas - serves the Ft. Worth, Mid-Cities and Dallas area
2700 West State Highway 114
Grapevine, TX 76051

817-410-CARE
817-410-2273

http://www.aehnt.com/index.htm (http://www.aehnt.com/index.htm)

All vets on staff can treat rats and exotics. I have had to use their services for emergency surgery (internal spay stitches reopened due to hyperactive young lady rat) and euthanasia and they have been very caring, supportive and professional. I absolutely recommend them. They are not cheap, however. Exam fee prior to midnight: $102. Exam fee after midnight: $120. They accept Care Credit.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: liljunie on June 21, 2011, 01:41:10 PM
Dr. Lamp
Mass/RI Veterinary ER
477 Milford Rd.
Swansea, MA 02777
508-730-1112

Awesome job doing emergency surgery on my heart rat!!!
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: Marshall on June 30, 2011, 01:17:09 AM
Atlantic Street Pet Hospital for Roseville, Ca. They are on Atlantic street just off of Eureka. I hesitate to add this hospital. They see rats and are open 24/7 for emergencies, and they treated my rat's wound very effectively, but almost dropped him a couple of times and I felt uncomfortable about them handling my rat during his exam. But, in an emergency, and maybe it was just my one experience, they would probably be better than no vet.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: homebody on July 20, 2011, 09:42:36 PM
Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
1053 South Cleveland-Massilon Road
Akron (Copley), OH 44321
(330) 666-2976
http://www.metropolitanvet.com/

Akron/Cleveland region, pretty easily accesible from N-271 if you're coming from Cleveland, 24/7.  Have been there twice, last experience was a little rough (not a fan of their visiting hours, not allowed to call for updates), but I do trust them in an emergency.  If your rat is there overnight, and needs treatment the next day, they are transferred to one of the exotic specialists' clinics nearby.  Mine was transferred to Barberton with Dr. Riggs.  Not sure I get why you transfer a critcally ill rat, but okay...
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: Kathleen on July 25, 2011, 07:22:14 PM
Hickory Veterinary Hospital in Plymouth Meeting, PA (near Philadelphia, PA)

2303 Hickory Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
610.828.3054
http://hickoryvet.com/

I took a rat here in 2006 for late night emergency car, and I'm told that the same exotics vet is still on staff. I received very compassionate care at very fair prices. My girl received thorough care but had to be put to sleep in the end. The staff showed great concern for me and for her; when the vet saw how upset I was, she let me sit alone in a room with my ratgirl for a while to cry and say goodbye.


I have also been to the Ryan Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania's veterinary school. I had a terrible experience there and would recommend avoiding them. I was in their waiting/triage room for about 4 hours and I firmly believe, based on the not-so-horribly-ill animals I saw go in before me, that I was pushed to the end of the line because I had a rat rather than a dog or cat. Once I was seen, the vet was rough with my rat and said I shouldn't try to save her because "it would be expensive". Well, it was expensive...$200 just to talk to someone who treated my rat poorly, plus the treatment costs, which were significantly higher than other vets, even emergency vets. Even though I live a 10 minute walk from Penn, I take a $50 cab ride to Plymouth Meeting to visit the folks at Hickory when I need emergency care for my animals. The lower cost of treatment and the more caring staff more than make up for the cost of getting out there.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: Bananana on September 10, 2011, 10:43:57 PM
Animal Emergency Center in Bend, Oregon:

Animal Emergency Center
541.385.9110
contact@bendanimalemergency.com
1245 SE 3rd Street, Suite C-3
Bend, Oregon

We went here when Charlie was passing a kidney stone in the middle of the night.  The vet on staff didn't know much about rats at all, but she was kind and gentle and willing to work with me to figure out how to keep Charlie comfortable and alive until we could see our regular vet.  The vet took abdominal x-rays, did a urinalysis and prescribed Clavamox and a pain reliever at my request. She also called to check up the next day, which was nice.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: TonyaMC on September 14, 2011, 12:56:56 AM
Are there any in the Bradenton/Sarasota FL area?
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: TonyaMC on September 24, 2011, 01:20:07 AM
Are there any good vets in Clearwater/Largo area?
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: KatnRat on October 06, 2011, 10:50:17 PM
Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals
3670 South 108th Street
Greenfield, WI
http://www.erforanimals.com/

They are the only emergency center in the Milwaukee area that knows how to treat rats. When I had an emergency a few years ago I took my rat there and they did a wonderful job with us. Very professional.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: TonyaMC on October 11, 2011, 01:24:12 AM
Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals
3670 South 108th Street
Greenfield, WI
http://www.erforanimals.com/

They are the only emergency center in the Milwaukee area that knows how to treat rats. When I had an emergency a few years ago I took my rat there and they did a wonderful job with us. Very professional.

I don't live anywhere near there, I live in FL.  I need to know if there are any good vets in the Clearwater/Largo area.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: KatnRat on October 11, 2011, 01:19:21 PM
I don't live anywhere near there, I live in FL.  I need to know if there are any good vets in the Clearwater/Largo area.

This is a thread for emergency vets everywhere, not just for you. I was not responding to your request, but rather adding information to the list. There is a separate Request-A-Vet thread that you might want to try.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: betuana on October 12, 2011, 09:58:41 AM
University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital
1008 West Hazelwood Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
217-333-5300
http://vetmed.illinois.edu/vth/

Open 24/7, they have an emergency department, but also exotics (and other things as a referral vet and full service vet themselves). Multiple vets available, as well as 4th year veterinary students, techs, etc. They seemed to really enjoy working with my little rat when I went there (I think she developed her own fan club during her visit!) Friendly, courteous, did a good job and seemed to understand what they were doing. Got my little girl's injury cleaned up, and made sure to send me with metacam and baytril to help keep her comfortable and ward off infection. Definitely my emergency clinic of choice in this area, especially for rats (and other 'exotics'). They also allow you to 'pre-register' your pets for free, in case you ever have an emergency (the 'Good Human' link on their main page) to save you $15-20 in new patient fees, etc.

As an added note for the area: the Animal Emergency Clinic of Champaign in town here is not the best  option. They are very hit or miss with even being willing to let a rat through the doors (and actually once told me on the phone as I had a rat bleeding over my hands that the doctor on duty wouldn't see anything "beady eyed" (THEIR words there). I'm sure they are capable for the more 'mainstream' pets, and one time that I did have a doctor there for my rat he didn't seem like he had a lot of experience with them but looked up the proper meds to help stabilize her for the night until I could get to my normal vet in the morning. But with the Vet School e-clinic about 10 minutes away from the Champaign one, it makes more sense to go straight to the VTH with rats (sad since the e-clinic is walking distance from me).
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: RooRat on November 26, 2011, 06:51:02 PM
Happy Tails Veterinary Emergency Clinic
2936 Battleground Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27408
http://www.happytailservet.com/ (http://www.happytailservet.com/)

I went to them today for an itchy boy rat and they were extremely nice (accept all major credit cards and care credit, in addition to the other methods of payment). The vet (Janine Oliver) also seemed knowledgeable, although I've only just started treatment and can't guarantee she got the diagnosis right. While she doesn't have a small animal certification (I have yet to find anyone around here who does, sadly), she went to a local college that has very good small animal vet medicine classes and teachers. I called around to a few other vets this morning, but one didn't take rats and another charged $65 for an office visit (and they're not an emergency vet office, so there really isn't a reason for them to jack up the price). Happy Tails charges $60 for an office visit ($40 + the $20 emergency charge) and if you're referred by a friend (me! :P) you get $20 off your first visit, and your friend gets a $20 credit to their account. They also have an animal allergy department. Overall, I was extremely satisfied with them (including the prices, even though my bill ended up over $100 they broke down the receipt so I knew what I was paying and what it was for). Dr. Oliver seemed to have a passion for the ratties (she said "We don't get to treat many rats because so many people who buy them think they can just replace them if they die - that's not right!"). I'd recommend them as an emergency vet. ^.^
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: Maltey on November 28, 2011, 02:05:43 PM
One for the UK:

Runnymede Hill Veterinary Hospital,
 Tite Hill,
 Egham,
 Surrey,
TW20 0NB
01784 436367

I can't tell you how amazing this vet practice is.
Luckily I've never had to use them out of hours but as I understand it the same vets work the out of hours shifts too. There's at least 2 rat vets there if not 3 and all the staff, receptionists and nurses included are amazing. None of them have that 'eww a rat' syndrome (which I have actually encountered at some vets)

Their prices are reasonable as well for such a knowledgeable staff. This is the Egham branch, but I'm pretty sure there's one in Chobham too. Can't vouch for them though.
Title: NW Indiana Emergency
Post by: Vallis on December 21, 2011, 11:26:18 PM
North Central Veterinarian Emergency Center
1645 S US Highway 421
Westville, IN 46391
Phone: (219) 785-7300

The emergency center acts as a coordinator for most of the area and arranges the needed vets and facilities. For rats, they tend to defer to:

Arbor View Animal Hospital
244 West US Highway 6
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Phone: (219) 762-7267

Arbor has three vets trained in rat care and maintain emergency facilities. Dr. Mejeur is the most experienced in rat care and surgery north of Indianapolis.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: Jlee238 on December 26, 2011, 09:39:12 PM
Green Bay Animal Emergency Center
933 Anderson Drive
Green Bay, WI 54304
920-494-9400


Will see rats and most other exotics as well as the usual fare of cats and dogs. 89$ exam fee before midnight, 109 after.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: JR1030 on January 14, 2012, 04:12:01 PM
I second the vote for Red Bank in Tinton Falls, NJ.  I had to take one of my boys there for an emergency on Father's Day, and they were very compassionate...I was there for hours, and in the end they couldn't save him, but they gave me his body in a little box, and comforted me when I bawled my eyes out.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: Lindsay Hannah on January 29, 2012, 11:47:41 PM
RIVER Animal Hospital
2132 Amnicola Hwy
Chattanooga, TN
37406

I'm not sure they treat exotics often, but I had to take one of my poor girls (RIP) to get stitches after a little scuffle and they did a wonderful job. Even if it's something uncommon, they'll take the time to figure it out, and give your baby great care.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: Egween on July 20, 2012, 09:35:35 PM
California Veterinary Specialists (CVS) Murrieta, CA. 
 25100 Hancock Avenue, Suite 116 Murrieta, CA 92562 (951)600-9803

The staff was very welcoming and compassionate when I had to rush in at 2am to have my beloved Chester pts. They took care of him and the vet even teared up when she told me what a sweet and patient guy he was with her throughout the whole process. All three staff members (front desk, vet, and tech) took my situation very seriously and handled Chester with the utmost respect. They even sent me a sympathy card even thought it was the first time I had been to that location.

non-emergency:
Small Animal Hospital
6695 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92506 (951) 684-1530
Dr. Mikelson is a great vet who will take all the time you need to answer questions and never rush you out the door. He truly cares about each animal who walks in the doors. I think he's only there Tuesdays and Thursdays or something like that. He works at two sites.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: Liz69 on October 01, 2012, 09:44:03 AM
Greenfield Animal Hospital near Saratoga Springs, NY:

http://www.greenfieldvets.com/pets.html?t=pets&p=2 (http://www.greenfieldvets.com/pets.html?t=pets&p=2)
3100 Rt 9N
Greenfield Ctr, NY 12833
Phone: (518) 893-6228

They're not open 24 hours a day, but do have hours every day of the week.  They have 3 vets, one of whom is the exotics vet (Dr. Steeves).  She did a wonderful job with our parakeet recently, who needed a leg amputated, so I took one of my sick foster girls there.  Their facility is well-equipped and, unlike my regular vet, they had the medications I needed in formulations that are yummy for a rat.  More expensive than my regular vet, so I don't think I'd go there for anything routine, but I did have a positive experience with them.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: KAYLASMOM on October 15, 2012, 09:44:01 AM
Animal and Bird Health in Cherry Hill, NJ is a good vet. They can be a bit expensive, but knowledgeable.  Respectful of rats as pets. Dr. Boutette is who we see. On an emergency visit I have seen Dr. Dazen (he was on call that Sunday- doesn't usually see rats) and he was so patient, very knowledgeable, and wouldn't euthanize until we sat down and made sure we had discussed every treatment option to make sure it was tried.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: wtersavige on October 17, 2012, 03:40:16 PM
I def recommend

Avain and Exotic Clinic
3959 Electric Road #155  Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 989-4464

They saw our hairless baby when she had an abcess.  He is great!!!!
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: BreezyPitBull on January 10, 2013, 05:41:48 PM
For Washington State I suggest:

The Center for Avian and Exotic Medicine
11401 Northeast 195th Street  Bothell, WA 98011
(425) 486-9000
http://theexoticvet.com/
Comments: Although they are not a 24 hour clinic, if you call their emergency number they will have a vet come in at any time to provide emergency care.

I DO NOT SUGGEST ACCESS (11536 Lake City Way Northeast  Seattle, WA 98125 (206) 364-1660) although they claim to have experience with small animals, I took a rat there when I was a very inexperienced owner and they told me to NEBULIZE BAYTRIL! And did not give me any nebulizing medications, or meds other than Baytril (which I was directed to use incorrectly). The vet led me to become very confused, over charged me for the very little care he provided, and ultimately ended with the death of my rat.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: TamsynBlackrose on February 14, 2013, 10:38:36 PM
In The Bay Area California, if anyone is out here, The Boulevard Pet Hospital in Castro Valley CA are amazing.  I had to take all 11 of my babies in there the other day (7 five day olds, 2 three month olds, my one year old mamma, and approx 1.5yo daddy) they saw all of them for a very reasonable fee and the meds were very cost effective as well.  Their Vet is amazing (I don't remember his name) And Robert the Vet tech is wonderful as well, he has had me calling him every day to give him updates on the 3month olds as they have colds, and has been very patient with me in regards to dosing instructions.  Their number is 510-538-1302.  I -highly- recommend them!
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: aburke626 on February 16, 2013, 05:53:12 PM
VCA old Marple Animal Hospital has a few vets who will see small animals - but I think in an emergency any of the vets there will.

VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital
820 Springfield Rd
Springfield, PA 19064

610 328 1300

My boyfriend and I have also taken our cats there for years and we love them. If you are in the Philadelphia area, there is also the Penn Emergency Vet and Queen Village Animal  Hospital, neither of which I have been to but both of which I have heard great things about both (and I have worked with many of the vets from Penn at rescues and they are great)
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: katev394 on February 16, 2013, 10:01:15 PM
Northstar Vets
315 Robbinsville Allentown rd, Robbinsville <b>NJ</b>
http://www.northstarvets.com/

$135 for emergency appt, dr. Doolen is the exotics specialist and he is supposed to be THE BEST. I drive 45 minutes just for this clinic because they are great.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: cedarridgefarms on April 11, 2013, 07:57:49 PM
Jackson TN.
Contact
 North Madison Animal Hospital
243 Oil Well
Jackson, TN 38305
 Phone: 731-664-6200
Fax: 731-664-9355
 Hours
 Monday 7:00-5:30
 Tuesday 7:00-5:30
 Wednesday 7:00-5:30
Thursday 7:00-7:00
 Friday 7:00-5:30
 Saturday 8:00-12:00
 Sunday closed
 After Hours
 
Jackson Pet Emergency Clinic
 
731-660-4343
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: TGQ on April 12, 2013, 01:05:56 AM
Cleveland, Ohio area-

Northview - for sure sees rats, even if a rat vet isn't in they will still look up treatment. $100 during emergency hours

36400 Center Ridge Road
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
PHONE: (440) 327-8282

Avon Lake Animal Clinic
No personal experience
124 Miller Rd
Avon Lake, OH 44012
440 933 5297
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: RatBreath on June 16, 2013, 10:53:21 AM
I posted this in the vet request too  :)
Midwest exotic animal center/emergency animal hospital in Elmwood Park, IL sees ratties often. They see rats daily  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: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: Little_Vixen on April 07, 2014, 10:31:11 AM
For anyone around Knoxville, TN:

UT Avian and Exotics Clinic is open monday-saturday on regular appointment basis and Sundays are open for emergencies and will take you without appointment any day if you have an emergency.
Be prepared for the fee to just see them if it's an emergency, it's $155, but they are willing to work with people about payment plans as they understand that it's not easy when you have a sick animal, it adds up quick.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: Sheldon on June 05, 2014, 11:00:19 PM
Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas - serves the Ft. Worth, Mid-Cities and Dallas area
2700 West State Highway 114
Grapevine, TX 76051

817-410-CARE
817-410-2273

http://www.aehnt.com/index.htm (http://www.aehnt.com/index.htm)

All vets on staff can treat rats and exotics. I have had to use their services for emergency surgery (internal spay stitches reopened due to hyperactive young lady rat) and euthanasia and they have been very caring, supportive and professional. I absolutely recommend them. They are not cheap, however. Exam fee prior to midnight: $102. Exam fee after midnight: $120. They accept Care Credit.

I have a personal story. I took my 9 month old in for acute respiratory distress and dehydration. She had been to our regular vet that afternoon but spiraled quickly after.  I was there from 1140pm to 0345 in the morning and had to leave her there in the oxygen chamber. She truly ad been near death. No doubt it wasn't a fun experience for her but they saved her life. I was able to take her home the next day at 145pm. Both the night and day vets were experienced and knowledgeable and I would take any of my babies there again without hesitation.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: mishamiga on October 01, 2014, 05:37:00 AM
Does anyone know of any good vets in Phoenix, Flagstaff, or Tucson, Arizona?
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: bebe588 on October 02, 2014, 12:49:53 AM
Valley Animal Hospital
4984 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 748-0331


I took my 2 month old baby rat in to urgent care because his breathing was raspy and bubbly. They are a very busy clinic so after they stabilized him, I still had to wait maybe another hour and half for a room to finally see the vet myself. (They took Romeo away from me to treat/stabilize him while I had to wait in the waiting room for an agonizing hour or so). I would say that the vet was pretty good, but not very connecting. It seemed more of a get in and get out type of appointment which I really did not find comfortable because I was worried my little baby was going to die and she didn't reassure the best she could have. But she sent me home with antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory and I babied and treated my little guy own my own and he's doing much better. So overall, they are good in what they do, but not in comfort or reasurrance. 
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: ab81992 on October 30, 2014, 02:47:26 PM
Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists (BEVS)
200 commerce street, Williston Vt 05495

24/7 802-863-2387

$105 for emergency visit, plus whatever needed for meds and such...
http://bevsvt.com/ (http://bevsvt.com/)
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: Kioux on December 14, 2014, 09:38:50 AM
One for Canada - Montreal region.

Centre Vétérinaire Laval
4530 Highway 440, Laval
Quebec, H7T2P7

450-781-1200
www.cvlaval.com

Open 24/7, very nice and from my first impression very professional and honest. Very empathic as well.
Not super cheap though. Examination only is about 135 CDN.

P.S.: Big bonus bilingual!
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: Stacy M on January 18, 2015, 11:46:12 PM
They are in RI, but may be the closest vet for those in the eastern part of CT, or certain parts of MA.

Ocean State Veterinary Specialists (24/7)

1480 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: (401) 886-6787

http://www.osvs.net/ (http://www.osvs.net/)

They see rats and pretty much every exotic (while I was there, there was a lizard in the oxygen tank next to my rat).  The staff there were incredibly courteous and kind.  They appeared to be very knowledgable about treatment.  My rat unfortunately did not make it (no fault of there's) and I was very surprised by a beautiful card with a rat on it, with a handwritten note by the vet who did his intake.  They also took pawprints on some cardstock and sent them with the card.  I was really touched by this, they are not my normal vet, but still did this for me.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: mamarat2 on January 28, 2015, 02:14:37 PM
Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic (MEAC)
12106 Nebel Street
Rockville, MD 20852
301-770-5225
877-364-4422
http://www.metroeac.com/

Wanted to change this to add there is no longer a rat vet at the above facility.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: Publius on February 10, 2015, 03:36:39 PM
http://www.vcaspecialtyvets.com/veterinary-referral-associates

VCA Veterinary Referral Associates, Gaithersburg
500 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg MD

301-926-3300

It's best to call to ensure the small animal specialist is in if after hours, they will call him/her if needed in an extreme emergency.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: chancesxare on February 07, 2016, 02:25:51 AM
Arbor Vererinary Services
62 Harvey Mill Road ( Rte 152 )
Lee, NH 03861


Dr. Sara Hodgdon
Website: http://arborvet.net/
Telephone: 603-659-7799
Fax: 603-659-8856

Both me and my best friend take our rats to Sara.
Extremely inexpensive. Great knowledge of rats.
We also have Sara as a friend on Facebook, due to her being a rat mom as well and us being very close clients/friends.
Title: Re: Emergency Vets Who See Exotics.
Post by: horseanimal11 on October 29, 2017, 08:53:17 PM
Foster Small Animal Hospital in North Grafton, MA takes exotics 24/7. They're run by Tufts Veterinary School. I've never taken one of my rats there, but I have brought multiple rabbits and a hamster. They have an exotics vet on site during normal hours, and one on call during the night and on weekends. The wait to actually speak to a vet can be long, but they take animals in pretty much as soon as they arrive, so your animal will be in treatment very quickly but you'll likely have to hang out in their waiting area. During normal hours, though, I can't recommend Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital in Berlin, CT enough to anyone in the area. All of their on-staff vets are exotics vets, and they're wonderful, experienced, and not too expensive.