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Here at Vine Tree Vets we can see and treat all rodents and small animals.

The small mammals we normally see from day to day include and some common conditions


  • Myxomatosis (viral infection spread by fleas, mite and mosquitoes) Vaccine available
  • Abscesses
  • Fly strike
  • Gut stasis
  • Dental overgrowths
  • Internal and external parasites


Rats and mice

  • Neoplasms ( Certain types of cancers)
  • Dental overgrowths
  • Internal and external parasites
  • Fungal infections
  • Bacterial and viral infections



  • Aplasitic anemia in gills (This occurs when high levels of estrogen are produced during the heat cycle and this suppresses the production of the red and white cells in the bone marrow
  • Cardiomyopathies (Thinning or thickening of the walls of the heart)
  • Cataracts
  • Intestinal foreign bodies
  • Intestinal and external parasites
  • Distemper virus (Not that common anymore)

Please note if you would like to travel abroad with your ferret it will need to have a passport and be vaccinated against rabies


Chinchillas, guinea pigs, gerbils and hamsters

  • Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders
  • Eye and Ear Disorders
  • Ear Trauma
  • Diarrhoea and constipation
  • Bloat
  • Stomach Ulcers
  • Upper Respiratory tract infections
  • Ringworm (Dermatophytosis)
  • Abscesses
  • Fur Chewing
  • Heat Stress
  • Thiamine Deficiency
  • Fractures
  • Vitamin Imbalances
  • Tumours

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