VREC Clinician Now Practicing Exotic Medicine Reptile and amphibian owners have a new place to seek care for their pets. With the addition of Emergency Clinician Adrienne Breaux, DVM, Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center (VREC) in Clarks Summit now welcomes pets of the amphibious and reptilian nature in for routine and emergency care.
VREC welcomed Breaux into the Emergency department in early 2021. A graduate of the Veterinary Medicine program at North Carolina State University, Dr. Breaux has worked in both primary care and emergency settings but also has experience working with zoos (such as the Lehigh Valley Zoo) and aquariums. Dr. Breaux has spent the last few months developing a plan with owner/founder Dr. Nichole Danova to introduce amphibians and reptiles, known as ‘exotic’ pets, to the list of animals who can receive care at the facility.
In the past few weeks Dr. Breaux has slowly introduced scaled, shelled, and slithery pets to VREC, located at 318 Northern Boulevard in Clarks Summit. She is proud to offer routine care, general wellness checkups, and is trained to perform a variety of procedures such as spays/neuters, soft tissue surgeries, and amputations.
Routine care visits are $65 and are booked as 45-minute appointments. In addition, when Dr. Breaux is scheduled as an emergency clinician, she will be offering her exotic knowledge to pet owners needing to be seen immediately. The price for an emergency visit is $95, the same for all pets seen through the Emergency Service.
Those interested in booking an appointment are asked to call 570-587-7777. In emergency situations, exotic pet owners are encouraged to call to ensure Dr. Breaux is in the building. Breeders are also welcome to call to discuss multi-pet home visits. To ensure staff safety, Dr. Breaux emphasizes she will not be seeing any venomous reptiles or alligators at the facility.
For more information: Call 570-587-7777
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