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Feeding Guinea Pig

Services For Your Pocket-Sized Pet

At Arbutus West Animal Clinic, we provide specialized care for small mammals such as hamsters, rabbits, and ferrets. Our experienced veterinarians understand the unique needs of these furry friends and provide comprehensive services, including routine check-ups, dental care, nutritional counseling, and parasite prevention.


We take the time to discuss your small mammal's individual needs and provide personalized care to ensure their well-being. Whether you have a new pet or a senior, we're dedicated to keeping them healthy and happy. Trust us to provide compassionate and professional veterinary care for your small mammal companion at every stage of their life.


Vaccines are essential to your pet's health, we offer all core vaccines! These vaccines can cost you as little as $50 each and can be paired with your annual wellness exam.


The core vaccines recommended for small mammals include those against distemper and rabies.


Other vaccines, such as those against Bordetella and Pasteurella, may be recommended for some species.


Vaccination, along with annual wellness exams, can help maintain your small mammal's optimal health and well-being while keeping the costs affordable. 


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Filavac VHD K C+V

FILAVAC RABBIT is a vaccine used to protect domestic rabbits from the fatal viral disease, Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD). It contains an inactivated strain of the RHD virus and is administered via subcutaneous injection.

Ferret Distemper 

The Ferret Distemper vaccine provides significant benefits in protecting ferrets from the highly contagious and potentially fatal Canine Distemper Virus (CDV). Vaccination can prevent or significantly reduce the severity of clinical signs, prevent virus transmission, and reduce the risk of ferrets becoming carriers of the disease. It is recommended to vaccinate ferrets every year.

Veterinarian Examining a Bunny

Annual Checkups

We recommend wellness exams, as suggested by the American Veterinary Association because detecting a problem early on increases the chances of successful treatment and lowers the expenses and difficulties involved.


The saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" applies here, emphasizing the importance of preventative care in maintaining your pet's health.


We perform routine molar trims for small animals and always prioritize compassionate care. This involves minimizing stress and discomfort during the procedure through proper restraint, pain management, and using specialized equipment. Our team is  skilled and experienced in performing molar trims to ensure the safety and well-being of the pet.


Pet The Bunny

Molar Trim 

Molar trims provide numerous benefits for small animals, especially rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas. These pets have continuously growing teeth, which can lead to malocclusion, pain, and infection if not properly maintained. Molar trims help prevent these issues, promote healthy eating and digestion, and improve the pet's overall quality of life.

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Neutering and Spay

Neutering and spaying small animals, such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and ferrets, provide numerous benefits. These procedures help prevent certain diseases and cancers, reduce aggression and territorial behavior, and improve litter box habits. Additionally, spaying female animals eliminates the risk of reproductive diseases, such as uterine cancer and pyometra

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