Exotic Animal Care

Exotic pets are fascinating animals that can enrich our lives and broaden our understanding of the animal kingdom and the world we live in.

To properly care for exotic animals, we need a thorough understanding of natural behavior, environment, and diet. Many exotic pets are prey animals and they are experts at masking their feelings and hiding illnesses, so as not to become a target for a predator.

With regular veterinary examinations we can establish baseline weights, identify body condition, discuss diet, housing, and environmental enrichment. All are important in providing responsible care for our exotic companions.

Small Mammals

Dr. Hughs is our resident Exotic Pet expert. Transport your small mammals (no birds) to our clinic in secure airline kennels or carriers.

Bring any treats that may help calm your pet. Always include food for herbivores.

Reptiles and Amphibians

Bring amphibians and reptiles in insulated coolers with heat packs if cold outside.

We can augment physical examinations with other diagnostic tests such as blood testing, radiographs, and parasite checks.

Preventative medicine can help us better provide for the exotic animals we have taken into our homes.