Reptiles

The following is a list of services and procedures offered by the Zoological Medicine Service for reptile owners.

 

Please note that hospital policy prohibits treatment of venomous reptile species.

 

General Medicine

  • Wellness examination/health examination (recommended once to twice per year)

  • Pediatric examinations

  • Probe sexing

  • Egg binding

  • Laceration repair

  • Bandaging and wound management

  • Husbandry consultations

 

Surgery

  • Surgical sexing via endoscopy

  • Salpingectomy (spay)

  • Orthopedic procedures

  • Egg binding

  • Endoscopy

  • Amputations

  • Biopsy

  • Cystotomy

  • Shell repairs

  • Exploratory surgery

  • Enucleation

  • Reconstructive surgery

 

Advanced Imaging

  • Digital radiography (x-rays)

  • Fluoroscopy

  • CT scan

  • Ultrasound

 

Specialized Equipment and Services

  • Radiosurgery unit

  • Microsurgery techniques

  • Rigid and flexible endoscopy

  • Nebulization

  • Temperature-controlled housing

  • Oxygen cage

  • Multi-parameter anesthesia monitoring     

 

Diagnostic Testing

  • Complete blood count (CBC)

  • Chemistry panel

  • Parasitology

  • Bacterial culture and sensitivity

  • Fungal culture

  • Herpes virus testing

  • Mycoplasmosis testing

  • West Nile virus testing

  • Cytology

  • Fluid analysis

  • Histopathology

  • Necropsy