Dr. Emmons here again today to tell you another update. Dr. Thomas has moved on to explore other career opportunities, we wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
What does this mean?
Well, the big thing is that I do not have sufficient training in treating exotic pets. Being a vet, we have an extensive education in so many species, and unfortunately exotics is not an area I'm well versed in these days. In the best interest of our exotic friends, we are recommending they be seen by other local veterinary practices with more comfort and skill level. This is a decision that breaks our heart as we all really love the diversity that seeing these guys brings, and we've come to really know and love so many of our exotics clients and patients. Please let us know if you need recommendations, and we can send your records to you or your new veterinarian.
It also means that it's just me seeing all appointments currently so until we can find full time help we will still not be accepting new clients at this time other than for behavior consults. We might have you drop your pets off for exams if they're sick to allow me time to take a look at them if we're booked up. We might be booking out a couple of weeks for wellness exams and a couple months for procedures. We will have some days where we do not have a doctor on site if I have to be out of the office but we will be sure to keep you all informed. We appreciate your patience and trust in us, and we are working to find another veterinarian to help lighten my load so we can start to see more and more of you back, and maybe see exotics again!
Dr. Shannon Emmons
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