Rats, Hamsters, and Gerbils

Yes, we treat Rats, Hamsters, and Gerbils! The Pet Doctor is a rodent veterinary care Boise clinic.

Rodents are popular and easy pets.  Unfortunately their life span is not very long, rarely living much longer than 3 years.  Some health issues they are commonly seen for include:

  • Skin/Parasite problems
  • Teeth/Dental problems
  • Cancer/Tumors
  • Digestive problems
  • Respiratory problems
Did you know rats are relatively intelligent and can be trained to come when called for a treat?  Gerbils can slough their tail if it gets caught or held too firmly, so be careful. Hamsters are escape artists and their cages should be checked regularly for chewed or damaged areas.

About Us

Dr. Linda Leuthold Donerkiel established The Pet Doctor in November of 2003. She moved to Idaho after graduating from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995