We Treat All Types of Pet Reptiles
Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital welcomes reptile patients. Reptiles can be fascinating and unusual pets. Turtles, lizards, and snakes are all examples of reptiles.
Reptiles can be a good pet choice for those who are allergic to fur or feathers, or for those with a busy lifestyle who prefer a less social or needy pet. However, these exotic companions come with unique challenges for the inexperienced owner. Often an underlying sickness is due to the owner not providing the proper husbandry. The professionals at Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital are knowledgeable and experienced in care of these pets and in helping you choose the right reptilian companion for your needs and lifestyle.
Pet owner education, good hygiene, and regular veterinary care are critical to the health of these pets and their owners. Reptile owners run the risk of exposure to harmful bacteria called Salmonella, which can cause illness in both adults and children. Read more about Salmonella in Reptiles.
We recommend consulting with our office prior to obtaining a reptile companion. We are experienced in treating these pets and can advise you about basic veterinary concerns such as health and wellness, maintenance, and long-term issues.
Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital is a member of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians.