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Old 12-17-2011, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Please post good vets you have been to. Name the vet clinic as well as the name of the veterinarian you saw as sometimes a vet clinic can have both good and bad vets. Put the city as the subject line.

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Old 09-10-2012, 09:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dr. Pelto
Atwood Animal Hospital in Cranston, RI
Phone401) 942-7360
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
1480 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
experienced with hedgies, emergency care.

Riverside Animal Hospital
815 Willett Ave
Riverside, RI 02915
exotic vet, very kind and willing to talk to you and learn more whenever they can.

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Harbor Animal Hospital
Warren, RI
misdiagnosed WHS and consequently euthanized a hedgie. death resulted from ivermectin use in a friend's guinea pig, they had no apology. I would avoid them for these, among various other, reasons.
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have tried a few vets in Rhode Island for my hedgehogs, but only found one I really liked and felt comfortable with. I saw Dr. Dyer and Dr. Cervasio (they are actually husband and wife) at NorthPaws Veterinary Center in Greenville, RI. Dr. Dyer helped me so much when Tucker was sick - he checked everything he possible could and was always available to talk when I had questions. Dr. Cervasio was there when I had to make the decision to put Tucker down and was extremely compassionate and understanding. They also have emergency hours later at night which I used when Tucker had to be put down. Dr. Cervasio also stayed later so that I could get there that night instead of having Tucker suffer which I appreciated. Dr. Dyer and Dr. Cervasio are both highly recommended! The entire staff was great to deal with as well.

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Old 07-16-2014, 10:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I recently went to Riverside Animal Hospital in a bit of a panic with my hedgehog. Dr. Portnoy was very attentive, kind and let me ask as many questions as I needed to. She was even helpful with discounts on procedures as I was unable to afford the whole bill.

Riverside Animal Hospital
815 Willett Ave
Riverside, RI 02915
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Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
1480 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Dr. Lucy Spellman

I'm in the middle of relocating from the USA to Europe and Dr. Spell an has been amazing. Not only she reissued our health certificate 3 times so far but she's been Charlie's vet for a year now, she is very knowledgeable, and has been very accommodating, basically ready to answer and handle all of my new-hedge-mama freak outs
Also very affordable, every re-check we do is about $50.
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Riverside Animal Hospital is no longer seeing hedgehogs due to not knowing enough about the species. Turns out the only two they have ever seen are mine. It sounds like they are hoping to possibly learn more in the future, but not seeing them at this time.

I also just called Atwood Animal Hospital and they said they do not see hedgehogs, either.

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