Liz Sukola
NorthStar VETS
609-259-8300 x1519


Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
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NorthStar VETS (Second Floor Conference Room)
315 Robbinsville Allentown Rd.
Second Floor Conference Room
Robbinsville, NJ 08691

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Exotics and You:
More than Just BaytrilŪ & MetacamŪ

Exotic species remain a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to even the most experienced veterinarians so it is important to be armed with basic information on the differences in their husbandry, handling, anatomy/physiology, and common disease processes so that help can be provided quickly. These species are often presented in even worse shape than their dog/cat counterparts due to their tendencies to hide clinical signs and the ease with which owners overlook these signs. Many practitioners are quick to avoid treating them because it seems like a losing proposition, but quality medicine with good outcomes can be provided if one is prepared. The goal of this presentation is to build confidence in diagnosing and treating exotic species on an emergency basis.

Approved for 1.5 hours of CE












Matthew Grootenboer, VMD
NorthStar VETS

Dr. Matt Grootenboer attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2015. He went on to complete an internship in small animal medicine at Oradell Animal Hospital. From there, he traveled to Florida to complete an internship in exotic animal medicine at Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital where he appeared on the National Geographic TV show Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER. He has returned to his home state of New Jersey to continue working with exotic companion animals at NorthStar VETS. An extension of his passion for exotics is his interest in zoo animals and wildlife. He has worked with a variety of unusual species throughout his career, including kinkajous, kangaroos, and giraffes. Dr. Grootenboer is a firm believer in the idea that all animals are equally important no matter how small or short-lived and to their parents these pets mean as much as a dog or cat would.