2100 Lane Street Kannapolis, NC 28083
Phone 704.932.8111 | Email info@griffinexotics.com

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

Reading a syringe

Everyone needs to know how to read and understand the markings on a syringe to avoid mistakes after a trip to the vet. It can be very confusing trying to figure out the difference between 0.1 ml and 0.01 ml when you have never done it before and in a rush to make your pet feel better.

Say you take your pet to the vet and the vet gives you medication, they usually go over the dosage with you and write it on the bottle. When you get home, you read the instructions on the bottle and it plainly shows to give your pet 0.04 ml daily. You grab the syringe, put it in the bottle and draw back out to the line that reads 0.4 and give it to your pet. It can be that easy to misunderstand the markings on a syringe and give your pet 10 times the dosage instead of the correct amount.

Be careful to locate the decimal point and not to confuse any extra 0s before or after the main number. Sometimes .1 can be written as .10 but it is still 0.1 on the syringe and not 1.0 or 1, just remember the leading (before the decimal point) and trailing zeros have no real significance and are just unnecessary place holders.



We exclusively treat these exotic pets:

  • SMALL MAMMALS or "Pocket Pets"
    • rabbits
    • ferrets
    • guinea pigs
    • chinchillas
    • rats
    • hedgehogs
    • hamsters
    • mice
    • gerbils
    • sugar gliders
    • degus 
    • other small rodents
    • parrots
    • canaries
    • finches
    • chickens
    • ducks
    • peacocks
    • non-venomous snakes
    • lizards
    • turtles
    • tortoises
    • salamanders
    • frogs
    • toads
    • fish
    • scorpions

We do not see cats (including “Exotic” cats), dogs, farm animals, monkeys, crocodilians, pot bellied pigs, venomous reptiles, dangerous animals as defined by the state (including foxes, skunks, raccoons, etc).

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I just had my sweet bunny neutered and I feel really good taking my fur friend here. Dr. Edgerton was great and the secretary is so kind and helpful. They called me a day after the procedure to check on him and that means alot.

Diana Fisher
Best exotic pets vets in the local area!

Best exotic pet veterinarian in the local area!



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Monday:            8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday:            8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday:    8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday:          8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday:                 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday:           Closed
Sunday:               Closed

Location and Directions

Griffin Exotics
2100 Lane Street
Kannapolis, NC 28083

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We will not be letting anyone, other than team members, directly into the hospital.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Due to the serious nature of COVID-19 we are following CDC guidelines of social distancing, which will allow us to stay open so we may continue to provide much needed healthcare to your pets.  Thank you for your understanding.