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Nov 27 2009
07:17:26 AM
Hi,

I am in Virginia and looking for an exotic vet that does laser neutering. Anyone know of a vet that does this and what the procedure runs? I have four males that I want to have neutered but am a bit apprehensive about the cut and stitch as I am afraid of one or more of them tearing out the stitches and makes the situation bad. Help!
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Nov 27 2009
02:32:30 PM
Dahlia_2020 Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit Dahlia_2020's Photo Album SC, USA 1419 Posts
Best thing you can do is just start calling around at the different vet clinics around you until you a) find one that even knows what a glider is, b) is actually EXPERIENCED with gliders... its amazing how many vets like to consider themselves capable of providing medical care for a glider, when actually the owner has the tendency to know more about gliders than the so-called experienced glider vet, and c) find an experienced vet who has the capablity of doing a laser neuter.

There is a vet search section under the resources tab at the top of this page that might be able to help you with this. You can also run a search just for vets in your area on google and start calling around.

From what I understand about neuters though, if you opt for the "poms on" approach, then it also cuts down on the chances of mutilating.

Good luck!
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Nov 27 2009
09:39:45 PM
Rita Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Rita's Photo Album Rita's Journal MO, USA 12214 Posts
Like Dahlia said, call around and talk to several vets. I spoke to 4 different vets in the St Louis area and was quoted pricing from $350.00 all the way down to $40.00.... Thats a huge difference!
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Nov 27 2009
11:01:28 PM
cydni85 Glider Visit cydni85's Photo Album 139 Posts
What part of va are you from?
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Nov 28 2009
08:15:30 AM
Farns Face Hugger GliderMap Visit Farns's Photo Album USA 842 Posts
I am in western VA, city of Harrisonburg. About an hour nothwest of Charlottesville, 90 minutes north of Roanoke on Interstate 81, approx 2 hours out of Washington DC to the southwest. Home of James Madison University. I found a local vet that does laser but am awaiting how soon they can do it and the cost. Only one of the three vets in the practice is familiar with Gliders so it is arrainged around her schedule. I am still looking to see who else is out there and if anyone is recommended.
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Nov 28 2009
09:55:45 AM
cydni85 Glider Visit cydni85's Photo Album 139 Posts
Ok sorry I thought I could help. But you are far away from where my vets are in richmond.
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