Surgery is often necessary for a range of problems that occur in unusual pets. While any surgery or anaesthetic has risks, exotic species often have a higher anaesthetic risk than dogs and cats. We minimise the risks of anaesthesia as much as possible to ensure a comfortable, safe, and smooth procedure for your pet.
We have state-of-the-art anaesthetic monitoring equipment that allows us to monitor your pet’s heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, respiratory effort, expired carbon dioxide level, blood oxygenation level and temperature. We have specialised fluid pumps to ensure that your pet’s vascular system is supported while undergoing any procedure.
All our practices have specialised exotic animal ventilators that can breathe for animals as small as twenty grams! This is especially important for rabbits and reptiles as these species often go through apnoea periods (not breathing on their own) while under anaesthesia.
Many of our patients are very small, and we utilise active warming procedures during surgery to ensure that their body temperature does not drop too low. This decreases the surgical procedure’s impact on their bodies and gives them the best chance of a smooth recovery.
We perform a whole myriad of surgeries here at The Unusual Pet Vets. From routine dental and sterilisations (neutering) to advanced orthopaedic repair of fractured bones – we have you covered.
The patients we see are unique and having the right equipment and surgical knowledge is important. We have the very best dental machines suitable for producing the low speeds required for small rabbit and guinea pig dental procedures and specialised surgical instruments to cater for all shapes and sizes of patient.
Our teams of veterinarians are some of the most knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to the surgical needs of all unusual and exotic pets. Weather your pet requires a routine surgical procedure or emergency surgery, you can trust that your exotic pet is in safe hands.
Very nice and informative service. Lovely vet practice, will definitely recommend to others.
Wonderful and Knowledgeable
Wonderful and knowledgable vet. Took time to thoroughly check over my rabbit and answer all the questions I had. Would recommend to other rabbit owners.
Caring and Compassionate
Highly recommend, caring and compassionate no matter how small your pet. Thank you to the unusual pet vets for treating our very sick little mouse Moon, she came back to full health and is now enjoying life in a new home with new cage mates.
Kali and Co
Simply The Best
Cannot speak highly enough of the caring and lovely staff at UPV Osborne Park. Particularly to Dr Kelly for the wonderful treatment and compassion she displayed caring for my much loved
Bugz. Definitely recommend this practice. Simply the Best.
A Great Vet For Exotic Pets
It’s a great vet for exotic pets, we would like to thank Dr Kiara and the nurses for all the help they have done for the bunnies especially when they have been unwell.
Gretel – Thankyou for all the tips and advice on what and what not to do with the bunnies.
We will definitely be recommending to all our exotic animal friends.
5 Stars All The Way!
Fantastic vets! Staff are so helpful and friendly. Vet’s are brilliant, they show so much love and compassion to our animals. 5 stars all the way!!
A Huge Thank you
I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to the gang at Murdoch who helped my family and stimmy Cindy. It was a very stressful time and they assisted us with ease! Pricing was also more than reasonable which we were very grateful for. Thank you guys again, my noodle is now on the mend all to you guys.
Excellent Service, Caring and Professional Advice
Excellent service, caring and professional advice, and very good handling for our pet bird, on our first visit today at The Unusual Pet Vets, Jindalee. Very helpful, and they also provided further reading for us via email after our appointment regarding a few things we asked about. All staff were lovely and friendly – from the initial phone booking (you can do internet bookings too) to and including the consult. Thank you very much – we’ll definitely be back! Highly recommend.
Received the Best Service
Received the best service from Dr Sasha at the Sunshine Coast clinic. She taught me so much in such a kind manner and was very gentle to my Guinea pig. She then followed up by emailing further information on Guinea pig general care. Highly recommend!
Amazing and Caring Staff
Amazing and caring staff at the Ferntree Gully Clinic. Our baby rat was not well, and they always made time to help and support her. Very knowledgeable and compassionate. Would highly recommend and absolutely will use again. Thank you to everyone at Ferntree Gully for being there for us and Tabby.