At River Road Veterinary Hospital, we understand that your pet family includes your beloved DOGS and CATS, and may also include small mammals like rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, and rats; and/or scaly or feathered friends, like bearded dragons, geckos, budgies, cockatiels, parrots...and...who knows!
Dogs and Cats are 75% of our practice. Honestly, they are the majority of the pets that we treat day in and day out. Dogs and cats were the main species our doctors and staff learned about in veterinary college and veterinary technician school. We got this! We love dogs and cats, and we are devoted to seeing them thrive with their loving families.
In addition, Dr. Katherine Carter has a lifelong special interest in alternative, unusual, or "exotic" pets. If you bring in a guinea pig, don't be surprised if Dr. Carter tells you the story of how her first pet guinea pig, when she was 10 years old, set her on the path to becoming a veterinarian. Dr. Carter has invested many hours of continuing education in learning everything about guinea pigs and other small companion mammals. Our clinic and pharmacy is uniquely equipped to treat these special pets.
Dr. Karen Murphy was a "mixed" animal veterinarian - farm animals and dogs and cats - for 20 years before she came to RRVH. She now practices only on dogs and cats.
The pets we treat include:
- Guinea Pigs and Chinchillas
- Rats and Mice
- Hamsters and Gerbils
- Other Pocket Pets including Degus, Sugar Gliders, and Hedgehogs
- Pet Birds
- Backyard Chickens, Ducks, and Geese
Note, we don't generally see wildlife except for emergency stabilization on a good Samaritan basis.