Exotic Pet Care

Photo of Exotic Animals

Do you prefer your animal companion to be covered in feathers or scales? Is the company of an exotic creature something you relish?

At Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, we recognize that not everyone chooses a dog or cat as their pet. We also understand that birds, reptiles and other exotic pets have special needs and requirements to keep them happy and healthy. Our doctors and staff are fully trained in exotic pet care. We can answer any questions you may have about a new or existing pet.

Small Animal Medicine & Surgery sees all kinds of exotic animals including but not limited to:

  • Birds
    • Parrots (macaws, cockatoos, Amazons, cockatiels, parakeets, etc)
    • Canaries, Finches
    • Doves, Pigeons
    • Toucans, mynah birds & more!
  • Reptiles, Amphibians, “Herps”
    • Lizards (iguanas, water dragons, bearded dragons, geckos, etc)
    • Snakes
    • Turtles & Tortoises
    • Frogs, Salamanders, Newts, etc
  • Rabbits
  • Hedgehogs
  • Ferrets
  • Rodents
    • Chinchillas, Degus
    • Guinea pigs
    • Rats, Mice, Hamsters, Gerbils
  • Sugar gliders


The extensive list of exotic pet care services we offer includes, but is not limited to:

  • Wellness exams
    • Pre & Post-purchase exams & Consultation
    • Annual health exams
  • Emergency and critical care
  • X-rays, blood work, parasite testing
  • Routine & Complex Surgery
  •  Consultation
    • Behavior
    • Habitat & Husbandry Requirements
    • Nutrition
  • Boarding
    • We have areas well away from barking dogs
  • Wing, beak, and nail trims


Exotic animals make very rewarding companions but it’s important to remember that because they are not a typical pet, they have special needs. Choosing to own an exotic pet requires a special kind of owner, one that can commit to provide the appropriate care and environment. The purchase of an appropriate habitat can be a significant expense, sometimes many times the cost of the pet itself.

Many people are surprised to hear that exotic pets need regular check-ups! New pet exams are perhaps even more important for exotic animals than for cats & dogs. In addition to a thorough exam, we will discuss special environmental and nutritional needs of your unique pet. Get your new exotic pet off to a good start! Call us today to schedule a new pet exam and consultation! The experienced team at Small Animal Medicine & Surgery can provide the guidance, advice and support you need to help your unique pet thrive.

Please feel free to give us a call and ask our passionate team of animal lovers any questions you may have about exotic pets.