Odd Pet Vet

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this is a really great place that you can depend on when it comes to your pets needs. it is great with boarding and check ups. i like it alot. you will find ourself spending hours talking to the nice people there and checking out all the cool reptiles.

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this is a really great place that you can depend on when it comes to your pets needs. it is great with boarding and check ups. i like it alot. you will find ourself spending hours talking to the nice people there and checking out all the cool reptiles.

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My redfoot tortoise ,Sam, was showing symptoms of a respitory infection so I brought him to a local vet that advertised himself as an exotic vet. The local vet confirmed my suspitions of a respitory infection and prescribed Baytril to be given orally, which did not help much. So I brought Sam back to the vet a second time where a stool sample was taken (which was found to be clean). The vet prescribed Baytril a second time but this time to be given via injection. Again the Baytril had little effect so Sam was brought to the vet a third time, several months had now passed since the first visit and several hundred dollars had been spent on the ineffective treatments. The vet prescribed a third treatment (can't remember the name) which after about two weeks of treatment seemed to help. As treatment went on however, Sam began to get extremely stressed each time he was treated, fearing I might accidentally make his condition worse I stopped the treatment. A few days later i found out about Dr. Mertz at a reptile expo and decided to book an appointment with him. After a car ride that lasted over two hours because of the traffic I finally arrived at his office. Dr. Mertz took a stool sample and immediantly discovered that Sam had a heavy load of intestinal parisites, something the local vet apparently missed because he was treating Sam's stool samples like a dog's or cat's. Dr. Mertz explained that the intestinal parisites had probably weakened Sam's immune system and allowed the respitory infection to take hold. After prescribing the correct medication for both the respitory infection and the intestinal parisites, at a very fair price I might add, Dr. Mertz showed me how to give Sam the medication without stressing him out too much. I'm so glad that I can finally get Sam healthy again. Thank you Dr. Mertz!

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My redfoot tortoise ,Sam, was showing symptoms of a respitory infection so I brought him to a local vet that advertised himself as an exotic vet. The local vet confirmed my suspitions of a respitory infection and prescribed Baytril to be given orally, which did not help much. So I brought Sam back to the vet a second time where a stool sample was taken (which was found to be clean). The vet prescribed Baytril a second time but this time to be given via injection. Again the Baytril had little effect so Sam was brought to the vet a third time, several months had now passed since the first visit and several hundred dollars had been spent on the ineffective treatments. The vet prescribed a third treatment (can't remember the name) which after about two weeks of treatment seemed to help. As treatment went on however, Sam began to get extremely stressed each time he was treated, fearing I might accidentally make his condition worse I stopped the treatment. A few days later i found out about Dr. Mertz at a reptile expo and decided to book an appointment with him. After a car ride that lasted over two hours because of the traffic I finally arrived at his office. Dr. Mertz took a stool sample and immediantly discovered that Sam had a heavy load of intestinal parisites, something the local vet apparently missed because he was treating Sam's stool samples like a dog's or cat's. Dr. Mertz explained that the intestinal parisites had probably weakened Sam's immune system and allowed the respitory infection to take hold. After prescribing the correct medication for both the respitory infection and the intestinal parisites, at a very fair price I might add, Dr. Mertz showed me how to give Sam the medication without stressing him out too much. I'm so glad that I can finally get Sam healthy again. Thank you Dr. Mertz!

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sincerely the BEST vet for your "odd pet". i have pet rats, and prior to finding Dr. Mertz i'd experienced nothing but frustration and debt in trying to find local vets that would treat them properly; many vets that claim to specialize in "exotics" simply don't know what they are doing with rats.

when one of my ratties became very ill and my local vet was baffled as to how to treat her, i gave Dr. Mertz a visit even though i had to travel to him from Worcester. he immediately knew what was wrong, gave her the proper medications and she is doing very well now! he also performed two surgeries and emergency care on a different rat of mine that had tumors and later tore out her stitches, when other vets in my area could not/would not treat her in a reasonable or effective manner. he saved her life!

he's SO knowledgeable and helpful to the animal community and odd pet owners alike. i'll keep travelling to him rather than wasting my time with other vets; i know my rats will get the best care under his watch. AND he's not building his mansion by hiking up your vet bills; his prices are more than reasonable. i don't mean to keep gushing or anything but the guy is awesome.

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sincerely the BEST vet for your "odd pet". i have pet rats, and prior to finding Dr. Mertz i'd experienced nothing but frustration and debt in trying to find local vets that would treat them properly; many vets that claim to specialize in "exotics" simply don't know what they are doing with rats.

when one of my ratties became very ill and my local vet was baffled as to how to treat her, i gave Dr. Mertz a visit even though i had to travel to him from Worcester. he immediately knew what was wrong, gave her the proper medications and she is doing very well now! he also performed two surgeries and emergency care on a different rat of mine that had tumors and later tore out her stitches, when other vets in my area could not/would not treat her in a reasonable or effective manner. he saved her life!

he's SO knowledgeable and helpful to the animal community and odd pet owners alike. i'll keep travelling to him rather than wasting my time with other vets; i know my rats will get the best care under his watch. AND he's not building his mansion by hiking up your vet bills; his prices are more than reasonable. i don't mean to keep gushing or anything but the guy is awesome.

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Very knowledgeable. Took great care of our beloved 8 yr old leopard gecko - explained everything, was very thorough.. Dr. Mertz came highly recommended from my sister and brother in law, as he provided excellent care for their dragons. Was absolutely worth the hour drive to see him.

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Very knowledgeable. Took great care of our beloved 8 yr old leopard gecko - explained everything, was very thorough.. Dr. Mertz came highly recommended from my sister and brother in law, as he provided excellent care for their dragons. Was absolutely worth the hour drive to see him.

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The Odd Pet Vet was awesome with my leopard gecko...she didn't eat for a week and he found exactly what the problem was. She has already started to eat again, even though she didn't exactly like the procedure (which entailed giving her two shots). He was very thorough in examining her and explaining everything. The fact that he's affordable helps too! :) I highly recommend him.

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The Odd Pet Vet was awesome with my leopard gecko...she didn't eat for a week and he found exactly what the problem was. She has already started to eat again, even though she didn't exactly like the procedure (which entailed giving her two shots). He was very thorough in examining her and explaining everything. The fact that he's affordable helps too! :) I highly recommend him.

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Hey the correct address is 500 Columbian St. The other address will get you lost!! Otherwise, Dr. Mertz is great, really knows his little critters. Plus you get to visit the NE Wildlife Center at the same time. I didn't realize they also have small animal pet supplies too, including Oxbow Hay products.

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Hey the correct address is 500 Columbian St. The other address will get you lost!! Otherwise, Dr. Mertz is great, really knows his little critters. Plus you get to visit the NE Wildlife Center at the same time. I didn't realize they also have small animal pet supplies too, including Oxbow Hay products.

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I went to Dr. Mertz with one of my blood pythons, and he was amazing with her. His assistant (sorry I didnt get her name) was also great! I highly recommend him. His prices were incredibly reasonable and go directly to the New England Wildlife Center, which is a neat place also (definitely check it while your there!!).

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I went to Dr. Mertz with one of my blood pythons, and he was amazing with her. His assistant (sorry I didnt get her name) was also great! I highly recommend him. His prices were incredibly reasonable and go directly to the New England Wildlife Center, which is a neat place also (definitely check it while your there!!).

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and even happy with Dr. Mertz. We have a few birds, two larger ones and a few small guys. I found Dr. Mertz through friends of friends and I'm telling you, he's a gold mine.

He's moved his office to the Nature / wildlife center in Weymouth, right across from the old VCA place he had an office in. He's there more and holds longer hours, walk ins still welcome and I'm pretty sure the main place takes his calls and makes appointments now too.

His care is unmatchable as far as I can see. He's helped us with many a fowl issue - forgot to mention we also have a uro (lizzard) and Dr. Mertz has been great with him too. He doesn't charge extra if you bring in your whole flock and has done all of their wings and nails for real cheap money.

Now his prices have gone up a bit since his move, but still leaps and bounds better than other vets that don't know half as much about all these weird animals. The price hike I can even take knowing that it's going toward supporting the habitat there at the center.

Anyone with an "odd pet" needs to keep Dr. Mertz in your emergency phone list for your creatures. It's a must. Just remember, no dogs or cats there.

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and even happy with Dr. Mertz. We have a few birds, two larger ones and a few small guys. I found Dr. Mertz through friends of friends and I'm telling you, he's a gold mine.

He's moved his office to the Nature / wildlife center in Weymouth, right across from the old VCA place he had an office in. He's there more and holds longer hours, walk ins still welcome and I'm pretty sure the main place takes his calls and makes appointments now too.

His care is unmatchable as far as I can see. He's helped us with many a fowl issue - forgot to mention we also have a uro (lizzard) and Dr. Mertz has been great with him too. He doesn't charge extra if you bring in your whole flock and has done all of their wings and nails for real cheap money.

Now his prices have gone up a bit since his move, but still leaps and bounds better than other vets that don't know half as much about all these weird animals. The price hike I can even take knowing that it's going toward supporting the habitat there at the center.

Anyone with an "odd pet" needs to keep Dr. Mertz in your emergency phone list for your creatures. It's a must. Just remember, no dogs or cats there.

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I live in an apartment and most animals are too noisy for me to own. So I adopted a large iguana that was potty trained. I have had him for three years and he is wonderful. My only problem is when I take him to a vet they say they know how to treat him, but have no clue. A couple month after I got him he started to get blisters on his left forearm and I took him to a local vet who thought it was due to a cold. when his treatment didn't work I took him to VCA westboro to a well known, reptile experienced vet. His treatment worked, but a month after I stopped treatment he got the blisters back again. So I set an appointment, but when I brought him back the experienced vet blew me off leaving before our appoint. The vet who took his place didn't even know how to handle an iguana let alone treat one. He did this to me one more time costing me 116 dollars to have to deal with the inexperienced vet. So I called all around Massachusetts and the experienced vets wanted to charge 150 dollars just for me to walk through the door. Then I found Dr. Mertz, and he knew right away the blisters were just a sunburn caused from the type of lamps I was letting the iguana bask under. Dr. Mertz only charges 80 a visit including fecal tests, blood work, any bandages needed and medications. He also doesn't charge extra for any other pets you bring during that visit. He knows how to treat all kinds of reptiles and exoic birds. He is very polite and walks you through all treatments. He also asks you to call him back with up dates to make sure the treatments working and the animal is healthy. The only problems with him is due to his other job at a wildlife place he only works Tues. and some Saturdays. He also doesn't answer his phone or have a secretary, you just have to leave a message and he gets back to you within a day. I am sure he does his vet work just because of his love of these animals

PROS: experienced, knowledgable, cheap,friendly,
CONS: Only works Tues and some Saturdays, have to wait for him to call you back

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I live in an apartment and most animals are too noisy for me to own. So I adopted a large iguana that was potty trained. I have had him for three years and he is wonderful. My only problem is when I take him to a vet they say they know how to treat him, but have no clue. A couple month after I got him he started to get blisters on his left forearm and I took him to a local vet who thought it was due to a cold. when his treatment didn't work I took him to VCA westboro to a well known, reptile experienced vet. His treatment worked, but a month after I stopped treatment he got the blisters back again. So I set an appointment, but when I brought him back the experienced vet blew me off leaving before our appoint. The vet who took his place didn't even know how to handle an iguana let alone treat one. He did this to me one more time costing me 116 dollars to have to deal with the inexperienced vet. So I called all around Massachusetts and the experienced vets wanted to charge 150 dollars just for me to walk through the door. Then I found Dr. Mertz, and he knew right away the blisters were just a sunburn caused from the type of lamps I was letting the iguana bask under. Dr. Mertz only charges 80 a visit including fecal tests, blood work, any bandages needed and medications. He also doesn't charge extra for any other pets you bring during that visit. He knows how to treat all kinds of reptiles and exoic birds. He is very polite and walks you through all treatments. He also asks you to call him back with up dates to make sure the treatments working and the animal is healthy. The only problems with him is due to his other job at a wildlife place he only works Tues. and some Saturdays. He also doesn't answer his phone or have a secretary, you just have to leave a message and he gets back to you within a day. I am sure he does his vet work just because of his love of these animals

PROS: experienced, knowledgable, cheap,friendly,
CONS: Only works Tues and some Saturdays, have to wait for him to call you back

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