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Small Animal Clinic Grand Rapids

Small Animal Clinic Grand Rapids

Small animals require specialized care to maximize their health and happiness, and that’s exactly what we provide at Blue Lake Animal Hospital. At our small animal clinic, Grand Rapids veterinarians offer attentive services that address your pet’s current and future well-being. We specialize in the needs of chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, rats and many other small animals.  

Keep Your Pocket Pet Healthy at Blue Lake Animal Hospital

Despite their small size, pocket pets need just as much care as any other animal. If you’re new to caring for a pocket pet, find the guidance you need at our animal hospital. We deliver a range of services to address your pet’s current and ongoing health needs. Generally, pocket pets require very specific care:

  • Diets. While most pocket pets do well eating dry food from pet stores, some need individualized diets for optimal health. Your pet’s diet depends on whether they are an insectivore-omnivore or an herbivore.  
  • Disease Prevention. Due to their biology, pocket pets are sometimes more prone to certain illnesses and infections, such as respiratory problems and mammary tumors. 
  • Housing. Pocket pets are happiest in environments that emulate their natural homes. Cages are an excellent option to prevent the pet from escaping while providing enough space for their individual behaviors. Chinchillas like to take sand baths, while sugar gliders need enough room to glide between perches. 
  • Socialization. It’s common for pocket pets to need a companion, or else they will become depressed. However, some pets are better alone, such as hamsters. Understanding your pet’s unique socialization needs lets you ensure it is happy. 

Our veterinarians have all the information you need to know how to best care for your pocket pet. We’re more than happy to discuss your pet’s specific care requirements at a checkup. 

A Full Range of Specialized Services

At Blue Lake Animal Hospital, we offer a wide range of specialized veterinary services for pocket pets, dogs, cats and more. Our mission is to treat and prevent disease through innovative solutions, and we use several key techniques to keep pets healthy:

  • Diagnostics. If we suspect that your pet has an underlying health issue that needs to be addressed, we may order diagnostic testing to determine the root cause. Our diagnostic tests include imaging, lab work and more. Talk to our veterinarians to see how we can best assist you. 
  • Preventative Medicine. Our work is firmly grounded in the belief that many health issues in animals can be prevented through deliberate strategy. From tick & flea prevention to vaccinations, we help pets avoid severe disease from occurring in the first place. 
  • Specialized Surgeries. We offer specialized surgeries that other veterinarians do not offer, including knee repair and artificial insemination. 

To Visit Our Small Animal Clinic, Grand Rapids Pet Owners Can Call Us Today

Discover a higher quality of veterinary care at Blue Lake Animal Hospital. When you visit our small animal clinic, Grand Rapids veterinarians deliver personalized attention and effective treatments. We are committed to helping every pet live a happy, healthy life, and we’re confident that we can provide the solutions you are searching for. Contact us now to schedule a veterinary appointment.

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Preventive Medicine

Prevention is key to supporting your pet’s ongoing health. We devise an individualized strategy to keep your pet healthy and happy.

Surgical Services

We perform standard and specialized surgeries to address your pet’s health concerns, including spays, tumor removal, orthopedic surgeries, and more.


Vaccinations are an important part of preventing communicative diseases. Keep your pet up-to-date on their vaccinations right at our office.

Dental Care

Dental health is essential to your pet’s overall wellness. Our dental services cover all of your pet’s oral health needs, from tooth extraction to cleaning.

Heartworm Prevention

Year-round heartworm prevention is key to keeping your pet healthy. We provide FDA-approved treatments to prevent infection.

Flea & Tick Prevention

Fleas and ticks aren’t just a nuisance: they pose a serious threat to your pet’s health. Protect your pet with preventative medicine.

Pocket Pets

Pocket pets have unique health needs. Our team addresses your pet’s health issues and develops a strategy, so they feel like their energetic self.

Reproductive Care

We provide comprehensive reproductive care for pets, including artificial insemination, neonatal care, fertility exams, and more.

Emergency Service

Rely on us when your pet needs urgent care. We know emergencies are stressful, so we treat urgent health concerns with the utmost care.

Orthopedic Surgery

Various orthopedic problems with your pet can call for surgical operations, and our vets have a wide range of experience handling orthopedic issues.