Pets of Different Shapes & Sizes

Small Mammal & Pocket Pet Wellness Care at Volunteer Veterinary Hospital Dogs and cats may be the most popular domesticated animals, but they are not the only ones. Small mammals such as rabbits, ferrets, and pocket pets have found their way into countless households. At Volunteer Veterinary Hospital, we offer these little critters the same attention and compassion we give to our canine and feline patients.

What Is a Pocket Pet?

Generally speaking, a pocket pet would be any small mammal that can be kept as a household pet. Rodents such as hamsters, mice, rats, gerbils, chinchillas, and guinea pigs commonly fall into this category.

A Volunteer Veterinary Hospital, we council small mammal pet owners on how to effectively feed and care for their pet, as well as how to prevent illness. We examine rabbits, ferrets, and pocket pets for their weight and growth, any abnormalities that could lead to disease, and check for parasites. We offer wellness exams, ferret vaccinations, routine deworming, and perform various surgeries. In some cases, the trimming of nails or teeth may also be necessary.

Rabbits, ferrets, and pocket pets may be small and fairly easy to care for, but they are living creatures that require your diligence, as well as qualified veterinary care.

For more information about rabbits, ferrets, and pocket pets, or to make an appointment, we invite you to contact us today. A friendly member of our staff will be glad to answer any of your questions.


"Volunteer Veterinary Hospital has been caring for our pets for many years and will continue to do so for many more due to the skill and dedication of the professionals who lead the organization."
— Joe & Helen Bruner

"All my pets have been patients at Volunteer Veterinary for at least the last 20 years. The entire staff has always gone above and beyond to make sure my dogs have been properly taken care of. I wouldn’t think of going anywhere else."
— Phylis Flenniken

"I want to thank you and your entire staff for all that you do for my dogs. I’ll never forget when we lost our precious Sapphire years ago; and the way you allowed me to come daily and spend time with her. Your compassion and kindness was so comforting to us during our time of loss."
— Sherry Meacham & Roscoe

"Let me say that I feel honored to reference in behalf of my experience with Volunteer Vet Hospital. I admire Dr Bihl and his staff, they are very kind and considerate. I enjoyed my visits and knew they were compassionate and caring people."
— Susan Oglietti