Exotic Pet Veterinarian

Avian & Exotic Veterinary Services

Preventive Care

We provide regular well-animal checkups including assessment of vital signs, wellness blood work and viral screening, visual inspection of skin, coat, teeth, nails, feathers, etc., intestinal parasite screening and vaccinations as needed to prevent chronic disease.

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Critical Care / Internal Medicine & Surgery

After-hours critical care and veterinary on-call services are available to loyalty program members. We handle emergency or urgent veterinary care situations, including acute illnesses and injuries, utilizing our fully-equipped laboratory and operating theatre. Post-operative and recuperative care can be provided as well.

Orthopedics

We offer specialized care for the unique orthopedic needs of your animal, by treating orthopedic injuries, neurological conditions, and chronic conditions brought about by normal aging. These musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions can result in weakness, pain, decreased range of motion, loss of coordination, decreased endurance and difficulty with normal daily activities.

Dental Care

Many exotic species have continuously growing teeth that require periodic filing or “floating” to prevent injury to cheek and gums which can result in discomfort and malnutrition. We also offer preventive veterinary dental care similar to human dental treatments – tartar removal, checking for cavities, gingival pockets, loose teeth, any growths on the gums or palate, removal of diseased teeth, and polishing after tartar removal.

Geriatric Care

Many avian species can live for 80 years or more and some reptile species can live well beyond that. Our staff of trained, compassionate veterinarians will care for their long-term health, addressing specific issues that arise as exotic species age.

Avian Geriatric Care

Dermatology

We treat and prevent skin irritations including dry, itchy, hot, red, rough, scaly, chapped and cracked skin which can result from skin conditions such as rashes, hot spots, hives, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and other conditions occurring in exotic animal populations caused by external parasites such as mites, lice, and fleas.

Pre & Post-Purchase Examinations

Pre-purchase exams for pet stores and private breeders on new additions to check health status before adding to healthy colonies/aviaries. Post-purchase exams for new owners to insure purchase of healthy viral-free pets and a long life for their new companion.

Grooming

Recommended at least every 3-6 months, a correct wing trim in relation to the size of your bird will not allow flight but will allow a soft landing in case they should fall. Beak trims are important to counteract beak overgrowth thus facilitating proper nutrition by allowing for normal prehension and intake of food. Nail trims will allow proper perching and balance and will decrease the occurrence of foot chewing, ulcers on the feet, infection or “bumblefoot”, and arthritis as your bird ages.

Amphibians

Some common amphibious pets are Skinks, Frogs, Toads, Salamanders, Newts, and more. See some of our suggestions on recommended routine exams and preventive care.

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Aquatics

Tropical, Pond, Aquarium, Goldfish, Koi, Mollies, Bettas, Oscars, and more. Most fish diseases occur due to infections, water quality control factors, or uncontrolled environmental conditions.

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Birds

Pet birds include Pigeons, Macaws, Conures, Parakeets, Lories, Cockatiels, Caiques, Cockatoos, Finches, Canaries, Parrots, Doves, Hornbills, Turacos, Falcons, Geese, Swans, and more.

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Mammals

Small exotic mammals include Ferrets, Gerbils, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Chinchillas, Mice, Rats, Squirrels, Sugar Gliders, Hedgehogs, Prairie Dogs, Wallabies, and Exotic Felines.

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Reptiles

Pet retiles can include Snakes, Boas, Pythons, Turtles, Tortoises, Dragons, Lizards, Basilisks, Iguanas, Geckoes, Chameleons, Crocodilians, Monitors, and more. Complete physical exams are recommended every 6-12 months.

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Schedule Appointment

Contact us to inquire about the well-being and care of your exotic pet, about numerous services that our veterinarians provide, or to schedule an appointment.

(615) 360-0944
Assoc Avian Veterinarians
Assoc Exotic Mammal Veterinarians
American Federation of Aviculture
American Veterinary Medical Association
Assoc Avian Veterinarians
Assoc Exotic Mammal Veterinarians
American Veterinary Medical Association
American Federation of Aviculture