3 Must-sees on exotic animal medicine


Check out these 3 videos providing expert insight and life lessons learned from exotic animal medicine.

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In recent years, the presence of exotic pets in homes has grown exponentially.1 That is why we have highlighted 3 videos providing the latest news and tips and tricks for treating this unique population of animals.

From an uplifting lesson that derived from a hamster's veterinary visit to how rodenticides are negatively affecting Australian wildlife—there's something for everyone. Happy watching!

  1. Histories and physical exams for reptiles: don’t get complacent: Mark A. Mitchell, DVM, MS, PhD, DECZM (Herpetology), emphasizes completing physical exams and histories to obtain the correct diagnosis.
  2. Ramifications of the Australian mouse plague: Phil Tucak, BSc, BVMS, explains how second-generation rodenticides are harming native Australian birds, plus he shared how the community is striving to solve this epidemic.
  3. Life lessons from a hamster: This veterinarian's heartwarming story details how a child and his hamster suffering from cancer taught him what is most valuable in life.


  1. AVMA releases latest stats on pet ownership and veterinary care. News release. American Veterinary Medical Association. November 18, 2018. https://www.avma.org/news/press-releases/avma-releases-latest-stats-pet-ownership-and-veterinary-care
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