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Dr. Anderson does have some experience with gliders. As of 06/21/2009, he has not performed a neuter, but is willing to. Anderson Animal Hospital 2560 Hubbell Ave. Des Moines, IA 50327 515-299-5401

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Bad Experience 1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on: Aug 16 2011 5:59PM

I have had two bad experiences with this vet and don't plan on going back. Both times I walked into the clinic there were 2 cats and 2 dogs running free, this wouldn't bother me if the dogs had been potty trained. I watched one leave a mess on the rug. The clinic smelled like animal feces both times.
The vet tried suturing the testicles of my male for the method of neuter. Twice I watched the male chew the sutures off before the vet suggested a surgical neuter.
For a wellness check, he looked at them and said they looked good. He didn't weigh them, ask about their diet, or ask for ANY other information about them. The only sound thing he said was common sense advice on the injury to the female's tail.
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Ok for wellness check 3 out of 5 stars


Reviewed on: Jun 9 2010 4:49PM

This vet is relatively new to sugar gliders. In 2009, he told me he had never performed a neuter before but could do one and was going to charge $150 for it. He must have done a little checking into it because as of May 2010, we found out he is doing neuters for $15 using the banding method. I cannot recommend this and I know of another breeder who is contacting him in hopes to educate him and get him to change his method. I don't believe he intends any harm, but I believe he is not well-educated on gliders at this time and does not realize the risks involved with the banding method for sugar gliders. Hopefully this will change in the future. Please ask lots of questions to this vet (or any vet) and make sure you are comfortable with his answers before taking your glider(s) there.
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