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Belle Mead, NJ, 08502


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Reptile Veterinary Care

There are so many species of reptiles currently in the pet trade, that taking care of reptiles has become an important aspect of veterinary medicine. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, we strive to take care of our scaled friends and to ensure that owners are well equipped to deal with the challenges of caring for these exotic creatures.

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic we see the following reptiles:

  • Lizards
  • Snakes
  • Chelonians (Turtle + Tortoise)

Reptiles are very keen at hiding all signs of illness and so owners face the challenge of determining when a reptile is sick. Leave this responsibility to the veterinarians at Harlingen Veterinary clinic. Yearly examinations will pick up on subtle changes in your pets behaviour allowing an illness to be detected and treated before things spiral out of control and your companion is very sick. To ensure that your reptile friend enjoys a long and healthy life we recomend the following services:

Reptile Preventive Examination:

Yearly check-ups don't just benefit our furry companions, our scaled reptilian creatures also require regular veterinary visits. Reptiles are masters at hiding signs of illness and so these regular examinations allow our doctors to detect illness before it is able to cause further damage.

Reptile Purchase Examination:

Just pick up your new scaled friend at the pet store or breeder? Have a veterinarian at Harlingen Veterinary Clinic examine your new pet to ensure they are happy and healthy. Reptiles that are taken out of one environment and placed into another, feel a large amount of stress, this can allow an illness to occur . Have one of our veterinarian's discuss with you important information regarding your specific pet and the important aspects of ownership of an exotic reptile. Getting the facts about your new found friend will help keep your pet happy and healthy long term. Our veterinarian's will also educate you on how to continue making the new transition to your home, an easy and positive experience for your pet.

Reptile Parasite Screening:

Parasites are common in captive reptiles. Normally, a reptile may harbour a small number of these organisms that live within the body and this does not normally lead to disease or illness. Unfortunately, during times of stress these organisms multiple out of control and lead to disease in your pet. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, we recommend yearly screening for parasites to ensure that your pet is not feeling down due to a heavy parasite burden. In Reptiles, because they rarely show signs of illness, this preventative measure can really make a difference in the overall health of your animal.

Reptile Husbandry/Nutritional Consultation

Given the number of species of reptiles and the large geographical differences in normal habitats, ensuring proper husbandry and nutrition for your reptile can be challenging. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic our veterinarians can help provide you insight into your pets required needs for their enclosure and the food they need to stay happy and healthy. Making sure that the nutrition and husbandry is appropriate for the species of reptile you own is paramont to preventing disease in your pet. A large majority of illness in our reptile companions stems from a lack of appropriate husbandry and nutrition. Schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians today to discuss any concerns you have about your reptiles husbandry or nutrition.

Reptile Emergencies/Surgery/Therapeutic Procedures

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, our team is ready to assist in any situation, if your pet is showing signs of disease or illness, please don't hesitate to contact us immediately. We can provide emergency services as well as surgical and other therapeutic procedures that your pet may require.

Schedule A Veterinary Appointment for your Reptile

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, our veterinary staff is here to help ensure that you and your reptilian companions are able to enjoy a long, healthy and happy relationship and we believe that starts with compassionate health care. Make an appointment today to discuss how we may be able to improve the quality of life for your reptile. One of our caring staff members is available to take your call now at 908-332-5057.


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