How to Locate a Vet That Will Treat a Potbellied Pig. Potbellied pigs, like most exotic pets, are not treated by all veterinarians. Special training, facilities and equipment are often required. Potbellied pigs need regular veterinary care; so it's important to locate a qualified vet that can work with your pig for a lifetime. Read on to learn more.
Find a Vet for Your Potbellied Pig
Consult your breeder. Any reputable breeder will be able to recommend a good veterinarian for your new piglet, as the piglet should have already been seen by one before you adopt him.
Ask for a recommendation from another veterinarian you trust. Even if your current vet doesn't treat pigs, odds are she will know someone who does.
Look for recommendations from a local pig club in your area. Many potbellied pig owners form local organizations to socialize their pet pigs. Other pig owners can provide a wealth of information for new pig owners.
Look through the directory of vets provided by the North American Potbellied Pigs Association (NAPPA) (see Resources below). You can browse through a listing of vets who treat potbellied pigs organized by state. NAPPA does not recommend any of the listed vets, however; they just provide contact information so you can locate one.
Cold call area vets and ask if they treat potbellied pigs. You don't want to have to travel long distances with your pig in the car, so choosing a local vet is the best option, provided that the vet is well-qualified.