I had two visits recently. One was on an emergency basis for a guinea pig who suddenly stopped eating and developed bloat. I had a 7 PM appointment the next day, but felt Austin would not be able to make it through the day for that appoitnment. So I brought him in as soon as SEAVS opened. They were wonderful. Dr. took wonderful care between her appointments. She and the techs stabilized him and took an X-ray. It showed that he also had a huge stone - late developing and fast growing, since we had just had Austin in for a full check up late summer - and also an enlarged thyroid - again a new development. Given his age and frailty, we decided to put him mercifully to sleep. The whole process was both professional and compassionate. I couldn't have had better advice - no effort to push me into expensive procedures that would have just prolonged Austin's misery with little chance of survivial. I am always so grateful to SEAVS. I come all the way from Gaithersburg to see them. I also add that since they deal exclusively with exotics, no barking dogs and mewing cats in the waiting room that would have further stressed out my ailing piglet.