Dr. Melissa Witherell is originally from Connecticut. She attended undergrad at Fordham University to study Biological Sciences. After that she went to veterinary school at Iowa State University. Following graduation she did a small animal medicine and surgical internship at Red Bank Hospital in New Jersey. The following year a specialty avian and exotic internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Melissa currently works as a veterinary consultant at Chewy.
Dr. Melissa enjoys reading, traveling, rock climbing, and dancing. She currently lives in Florida with her boyfriend and cat with plans to add a new kitten to the family.
What Is Pneumonia in Chinchillas? Pneumonia occurs when there is irritation and inflammation of the lung tissue. This often causes fluid or pus to build up in the air sacs, which causes breathing difficulty. Pneumonia is uncommon in chinchillas, but can occur. Pneumonia is a medical emergency and requires immediate medical treatment by your veterinarian. Types of Pneumonia in...