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01-05-2017 10:52 AM
WilburTheHedgehog Ottewell Animal Clinic
Dr. Pettifor

I have been here twice and have had nothing but amazing experiences. Dr. Pettifor is an exotic vet with extensive experience with hedgehogs. Twice she has been able to detect what was wrong with Wilbur depsite his screenings (skin, mouth, weight, etc) all appearing to be perfect. Also, the prices are very affordable, when he had a URI the entire exam, anesthetic (happy gas), nail clipping and his medication costed only costed $95.00. They also have great availability and I have never had to wait more than a day to get my little guy in.

http://ottewellanimalclinic.com/
09-15-2015 03:21 PM
SonicM
South Side Animal Hospital

South Side Animal Hospital, 6003 104 St NW Edmonton AB (on Calgary Trail Southbound and 60th Ave)

Dr Heather Steele and Dr Tanya Marrazzo both helped me with my little guy - they know their stuff and are comfortable with our prickly friends! We just had to put him down (3.5years old with lymphoma) and they were caring and compassionate for the whole journey.
03-05-2015 12:10 PM
Buttons
Dewinton, Alberta

DeWinton pet hospital was wonderful! Lindsey in reception was very friendly and fit us in for an emergency that day. Obviously I really appreciated that.

We saw Dr. Eva. She was extremely through, knowledgeable and very personable. She made sure I knew exactly what was being done. My hedggie required anesthesia and she knew I was nervous about it. She took the time to do everything in her power to reassure me.

They told me she would be finished with him in about 40 minutes and she was done in 20 minutes.

I am very pleased and will continue to return with our hedgehog
12-01-2014 11:16 AM
Katten I took Tinkerball to Calgary North, and they were very kind and helpful. The doctor I saw knew a lot about hedgehogs and respected Tinkerball and the fact that she was terrified and in pain and that I had only had her for one week so I wasn't much comfort either. I was very happy that she was given pain medication, and so was she.

However, I would not go to Calgary North unless it was an emergency, as I ended up spending nearly $500 when all was said and done. I spoke to my friend who has experience with hedgies, beardies, ferrets etc., and she told me that Avenida is about half the cost of Calgary North for the same procedures and medications.

Also, I was quoted $90 as a consultation fee, and then on my bill it was $110. When I took my dwarf hamster to Avenida, the consultation was only $80 and I paid what I was quoted.
12-01-2014 07:45 AM
FinnickHog Calgary's Avenida All Pet Clinic is where I take Finnick the hedgie along with all of my other exotics. Doctor Phillips is very knowledgeable across a wide array of animals. She is however, extremely set in her ways. I personally don't think this is a persistently negative trait, but it's good to be aware that you may need to put up a fight if you have strong opposing views (such as on mite treatment).
She will suggest operations other vets won't if she believes it is in the animal's best interest, and she will then perform the operation herself, which is excellent in the case of cancerous growths. She operated on my dwarf hamster's ear to remove a lump.
She is rather expensive (at last visit ~$80 for just a consult of an exotic animal with bloodwork, fecal exam etc adding to the total) but I definitely trust her and I know she and her team genuinely care about the wellbeing of my pets.
11-07-2014 06:15 PM
poppyblossom I have gone to Park Veterinary Centre for many years. They are knowledgeable and compassionate. I've seen both Dr. Bousquet and Dr. Meckelborg. I would highly recommend them.
01-31-2014 11:01 PM
MightyMichelle Avenida All Pet Clinic #607 12445 Lake Fraser Dr. SE
Calgary, Alberta T2J7A4


http://avenidaallpet.ab.ca/

Super helpful, very sweet, and seemed rather knowledgeable.
12-30-2013 11:38 PM
goldstar
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Originally Posted by PrincessK View Post
Even though I live on the opposite side of Edmonton, I make the drive for the fantastic care from the Park Veterinary Centre in Sherwood Park. They are familiar with small exotics. I did not catch the name of the female vet I saw, but she was amazing!! Really took her time and talked about everything with me.

They book appointments late and have a store there- my appointment was at 8:30pm, and the store stayed open so I could buy some supplies that the local pet stores were missing.

Here is their website: Highly recommend them!!
100% Agree - I have gone there twice. They were amazing both times. Once was a check up & another time an emergency. They were able to book me in the same day that I called. I can't recommend them enough.
11-19-2013 07:44 PM
wonger Seen Dr Kerry korber at calgary avian and exotic pet clinic in calgary. Seemed knowledgeable and very caring. kept asking me if i had any more questions which shows that she cares and makes sures i understand everything.
10-29-2013 04:30 PM
PrincessK "I go to Calgary Avian & Exotic Pet Clinic"

I took Harper here when we were in Calgary on business and they were great. They did lecture me a LOT for letting her snooze in my sweater, but were good overall. They snuck her in really quickly because she wasn't well and we walked away happy and soon to be healthy!
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