Managing the Reptile Patient in the Veterinary Hospital: Establishing a Standards of Care Model for Nontraditional Species

@inproceedings{Mitchell2010ManagingTR,
  title={Managing the Reptile Patient in the Veterinary Hospital: Establishing a Standards of Care Model for Nontraditional Species},
  author={Mark A. Mitchell},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract Based on a recent 2009 to 2010 national pet survey, reptiles remain popular as pets. Although, compared with reptiles, there may be more than 5 times as many dogs and 6 times as many cats, there is only 1 species of each of these domestic pets and more than 7500 different species of reptiles. Veterinarians working with domestic species need to recognize the requirements for managing these animals, along with some of the unique nutritional (e.g., calorie and nutritional differences… CONTINUE READING