It is extremely unlikely that you will find a veterinarian with experience treating capybaras. It will be helpful, however, if you can find a vet who has treated other kinds of rodents.
Depending on your location, your only resources may be a small animal vet or one who primarily treats livestock. It is imperative that any vet with whom you work understand that captive capybaras are highly sensitive to antibiotics and anesthesia.
Since many other species have these same issues, the vet should already know the safest medications to use with your pet, or have the ability to reach out to specialists at veterinary teaching institutions to get more information.
Most vets who have never seen a capybara will tend to regard the animals as livestock, when it would be more helpful to think of them after the fashion of guinea pigs and rabbits, especially in regard to digestive issues.
Given the time and expense of acquiring a capybara, I highly recommend that you interview vets well in advance of adopting your pet. If you will have no viable access to health care for the capybara in the event of illness, you should reconsider the wisdom of proceeding with the adoption.
Hit The Mark
I thought this book was very useful and informative. Could I have found all of this information online… maybe. But, honestly I bought this book because I didn’t want to spend my life scouring the internet to piece together what this book gives me in one sitting. All of the basics are covered about Capybara. Provides excellent insight as to whether Capybara even make good pets with great care as to what is best for the animal which i appreciate. Gives eyeopening insight of the requirements for daily care. Also a good bit about health. This book was a very helpful general overview. Like mentioned in another review there are not really many books like this on Capybara and I feel this is an excellent start in offerings. Highly recommended.