Blue Lake Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary clinic offering preventative, diagnostic, and emergency services for a wide range of animals, including pocket pets. Here are some of the animals we’re trained and equipped to treat. Don’t see your type of pet listed? Just give us a call to learn more and discuss the best care options for your animal companion!
Pocket pets are small animals such as mice, chinchillas, ferrets, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, rats, sugar gliders, and guinea pigs.
The name ‘pocket pet’ came from the thought that these pets are small enough to be kept in a shirt pocket. These pets are perfect for those who embrace city living and might have limited home space to keep a pet. Before adopting a pocket pet, make sure you perform plenty of research on the animal to learn everything you need before committing to a pocket pet. These little furry creatures are too small to steal food from the dinner table, but they are the perfect size for stealing your heart.
Pocket pets are quite popular due to their small size and it’s very important to note they do have many special needs you need to prepare for in advance. Proper care and diet are critical to keeping these small pets healthy. Some pocket pets may not be suitable for small children.
Before you decide on which pocket pet to adopt, consider the following before adopting:
The team at Blue Lake Animal Hospital recommends owners of critically ill parrots and reptiles visit a board-certified exotic veterinarian.
At Blue Lake Animal Hospital, we are a full-service veterinary clinic. We provide a range of services such as wellness exams, vaccinations, and general surgeries for your pocket pets. You can trust us to take excellent care of your pocket pet. We will teach you how to properly care for your pocket pet to avoid common health issues.
If you are interested in adopting a pocket pet or if you already own one and you’re searching for a veterinary clinic, please contact us at Blue Lake Animal Hospital today to schedule an appointment with our team of veterinary professionals.
Prevention is key to supporting your pet’s ongoing health. We devise an individualized strategy to keep your pet healthy and happy.
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 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.
Year-round heartworm prevention is key to keeping your pet healthy. We provide FDA-approved treatments to prevent infection.
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 have unique health needs. Our team addresses your pet’s health issues and develops a strategy, so they feel like their energetic self.
We provide comprehensive reproductive care for pets, including artificial insemination, neonatal care, fertility exams, and more.
Rely on us when your pet needs urgent care. We know emergencies are stressful, so we treat urgent health concerns with the utmost care.
Various orthopedic problems with your pet can call for surgical operations, and our vets have a wide range of experience handling orthopedic issues.
I love Blue Lake Animal Hospital. No matter how busy they are, they always take the time to help care for my Daisy dog. Everyone there is so nice and caring. Thank you! You are the best !!
The new ownership is great. We have used this facility for years. I highly recommend them.
Dr. Will and the staff at Blue Lake Animal hospital are phenomenal. They have taken wonderful care of my cats over the past year. Dr. Will is an extremely knowledgeable and competent vet. He always takes the time to listen to your questions and concerns. He gives thoughtful…
They are so caring and personal and even do follow-up calls. Dr. Will has a great sense of humor, which I love and truly cares about your pet baby. They do their best to fit you in for emergency calls too. LOVE THEM!!
Great place to go!
The staff is great, everyone's so personal and family-oriented and knows every dog or animal by name. The doctor is super sweet and offers every option he can for whatever problem you're dealing with. All in all a great animal hospital.
Everyone is always helpful and nice. Glad we switched veterinarians.
Dr. Heather always takes the best care of our animals. Thank you!
Very friendly team and thoroughly enjoyed our first welcome appointment with our new puppy!
My pet got attacked and needed help right away - Blue Lake fit us in, performed surgery and Dr. Will kept me apprised the whole time. When there were complications, they again fit us in right away and helped. Great vet office.