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Old 11-06-14, 11:44 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Now they look like this:

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She's such a sweetie

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Did you check out Worcester Tech High. Tufts has a clinic there with students studying vet tec and students from Tufts Vet program. It's set up for individuals that can not afford vet care.
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I would take her to a vet, the skin underneath the blisters seems to be wasting away. This is what scales look like after being under a blister, this hasn't gone through the skin yet but you can see the scales are turning into mush. If it goes through the skin the animal could die of an infection.



On this picture the infection had gone through the skin, this is after the healing already started.. Cannot find a picture what it looked like at its worst, but you get the idea. This is a female i rescued. My help came to late for the male of this couple, he died of sepsis.
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Did you check out Worcester Tech High. Tufts has a clinic there with students studying vet tec and students from Tufts Vet program. It's set up for individuals that can not afford vet care.
Tufts at Tech — Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
I don't qualify for that Tufts program because I don't have any of the following:
WIC (Women, Infant and Children) card with id
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) card with id
WHA (Worcester Housing Authority) resident card with id
Qualified Housing Authorities card with id
WTHS (Worcester Technical High School) student card with id

Is that part of Worcester Tech High or is there a number I could call for that? (when I googled Worcester Tech High Vet the results came up with stuff for Tufts)
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I would take her to a vet, the skin underneath the blisters seems to be wasting away. This is what scales look like after being under a blister, this hasn't gone through the skin yet but you can see the scales are turning into mush. If it goes through the skin the animal could die of an infection.



On this picture the infection had gone through the skin, this is after the healing already started.. Cannot find a picture what it looked like at its worst, but you get the idea. This is a female i rescued. My help came to late for the male of this couple, he died of sepsis.

How can you tell if it has gone through the skin yet? From what I can tell it looks like it has already gone through Anna-Blue's skin. Hers is really bad, it's not just one spot on her body it spread everywhere fast. I think it's from when the blisters were opened. Although the liquid inside the blisters was completely clear and I put hydrogen peroxide on the wounds to try to prevent infection (which apparently didn't work : /)
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it will look more like an open wound than damaged scales once it goes through the skin, and that's when the snake needs at least antibiotics.
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Tufts at Tech Financial Policies — Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
The number is here, it doesn't hurt to try. Let them know your situation and what's going on. It's run by Tufts and the high school.
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The number is here, it doesn't hurt to try. Let them know your situation and what's going on. It's run by Tufts and the high school.
I am going to try calling them today. Maybe if I can't qualify one of my friends can pretend it's theirs (if any of them qualify) and I will just pay for it. It's not like any records are kept of snake ownership.
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I would ask them also if they know of any low cost clinics in the area.
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Came across this, it's a free veterinary clinic in Alston. You just give what you can. Also is first come first served and open on Saturdays. Alston is just about an hour from you and not far from the pike.
Welcome - Merwin Memorial Free Clinic For Animals, Inc.
(617) 782-5420
542 Cambridge Street
Allston, MA 02134

Found this one in Worcester. They give the first appointment free and have an exotics vet on staff. If you were able to go there then you would only have to pay meds and follow up appointments.
Veterinarians in Worcester, MA | VCA Abbott Animal Hospital
VCA Abbott Animal Hospital
Phone: 508-853-3350
Fax: 508-853-2408
21 East Mountain Street
Worcester, MA 01606
Here's another site with really good info on available services in MA that are free or decreased rates.
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