Miranda Justice
Apr 6, 2017

Any Vet recommendations in Western KY or close to Western KY

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Edited: Apr 6, 2017

I'm trying to find a good vet to take my future Hedgie. I currently live in Madisonville, KY. So somewhere near me would be great. Probably in the Evansville, IN or Owensboro, KY area, since I'm pretty sure the vets in my town don't see Hedgehogs.

Kat Mullen -
Apr 7, 2017

I currently go to East Side Animal Hospital on Hwy 54 in Owensboro. I like them a lot, they are very knowledgeable. There is only one doctor there who is exotic pet (hedgehog) trained though so you'll have to schedule around when he works if you decide to go there. I was referred to Epperson's in Evansville by another breeder because at first I didn't think there were any vets in Owensboro that could specifically treat hedgehogs. Most vets can check your hedgehog out and give them a clean bill of health or help them with minor things, but if there are any complications with your hedgehog like broken limbs or digestive problems they will probably tell you to take your hedgehog to a vet who is trained with exotic pets. I would definitely just go to the exotic pet trained vet in the first place though so they can get familiar with your pet if anything does go wrong. Kind of just like having your primary care physician, the healthcare system wants you to keep seeing one doc so they get the whole scope. Hope this helps!

Chris Walker
Nov 13, 2017

My mom is a vet in Paducah and specialized in Erotic, and is currently working at West KY Animal hospital.

 

She has worked in Lexington at Penneyroyal Animal hospital, where most of clients were exotic.

 

Here name is Dr. Jennifer S. Walker, if you want to look her up

 

Gregory Walker

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