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Health and Wellness Center Admissions

Vaccinations

  • All ferrets admitted to the hospital must be current on vaccinations for rabies or be vaccinated upon admission as required by NC State law (no exceptions).
  • For adult ferrets, evidence of rabies vaccination within the previous year is required.
  • Other vaccinations may be given at the clinicians’ discretion.
  • Animals admitted with an unknown vaccination history must be labeled as such and a contact log (login required) must be posted.  They must be vaccinated for rabies as above.

Ectoparasites

  • Fleas and ticks - Any animal infested with fleas and/or ticks shall be treated on admission or as soon as is possible medically, keeping in mind the general well-being of the affected patient and other hospitalized patients.
  • Sarcoptic mange - Any animal that is positive for sarcoptic mange on a skin scraping shall be treated during its first day of hospitalization. Ideally, patients with sarcoptic mange shall not be hospitalized.