I have mixed reviews of this p...
I have mixed reviews of this place. In 2003, I took one of my cats in and he needed dental work. He got the work done--three weeks and several tests later. He was hurting and there was no urgency to get the work done. That being said, I understand why the tests were needed--he was 11 years old. The work itself was fine and other times we took our cats there we had no complaints. Still, a toothache is a toothache.
One huge complaint I have is that in 2009 (we had moved out of state and had just returned), we took one of our pet rats there to have her mammary tumor checked. When we came in, they rushed us into the room, acting like our tiny, little, harmless caged rat would cause a riot in the waiting room (every other time I've taken one of our girls to a vet, strangers come up, ask questions, and talk to the rats--they're always amazed at how they're not these horrible, evil, dieseased creatures they're made out to be).
And besides, if your practice treats rodents.....oh nevermind.
The female vet looked at the bedding in her travel cage and was very condescending, saying that "I don't care for that bedding" and had read articles about it being bad. I don't know what articles she was reading, because Aspen bedding is just fine for rats (and with their four story cage, they spend very little time in it to begin with). And considering that my wife and I had far more experience with rats than she obviously had, we didn't need her looking down her arrogant nose at us.
Then she explained that if they did remove the tumor, they'd need to spay her so she wouldn't get any more. This was either a lie or she was just ignorant. Once a rat reaches her sexual maturity (and ours had), then spaying won't prevent mamary tumors from reocurring (a vet at a different clinic confirmed this, as just about any rat expert on the planet would). Even I knew that was bull. This was absolutely inexcusable.
The other doctors and staff were always very nice, however.
I haven't been back and won't ever go back. Doud's in Oberlin is fantastic with rodents and other pets as well.
Just because a practice says they treat exotics, doesn't mean that they should be. I'm sure they're fine with birds, but I wouldn't let that vet near any of my rats. She was clueless, and I'm not paying for a clueless fool a dime to take care of one of my ratties.
Cats and dogs--yeah, they're fine with them. But be prepared to spend the bucks. Like I said, I have a mixed review. Most of our visits were okay. But these two instances were really a bit much.