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Exotics Veterinary Care

All animals, no matter the species, deserve high-quality medical care. Our dedicated exotic pet care team, comprised of experienced exotic pet veterinarians, is focused on providing emergent and urgent medical care for exotic animals in need.

Finding an exotics vet can be difficult!

Many people will find that the veterinarian that they take their dog and or cat to is unwilling to see their exotic pet. Why is this? Unfortunately, the education of veterinarians when it comes to exotic species is limited. To practice high-quality medicine, exotic pet veterinarians must seek out specialized training to be competent in treating these species. This leads to a limited number of veterinarians able to provide care for these pets. Our exotic pet care team believes that all animals, no matter the species, deserve high-quality medical care, and has dedicated their careers to learning about and expanding the knowledge of exotic animal medicine.

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What types of exotic animals do we help? 

The Exotic Care team at DoveLewis provides urgent care appointments and emergency care for all non-dog and non-cat species. Our goal is to provide care for exotic pets whose regular veterinarian is unavailable or for those who do not have an established primary care exotic veterinarian. 

  • Birds, including parrots, chickens, and other domestic poultry
  • Mammals
  • Reptiles
  • Amphibians
  • Fish

What conditions do we treat for exotic animals? 

  • Broken bones, injured limbs, or limping
  • Predator attacks
  • Eye injuries and discomfort
  • Breathing or respiratory issues
  • Skin irritation or infection
  • Lethargy, loss of appetite, or other changes in behavior
  • Mass removal
  • Ingestion of a foreign body, toxin, or poison
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Cloacal/rectal prolapse
  • Egg binding 
  • Crop stasis or impaction

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A Collaborative Approach to Caring for Exotic Animals

The Exotic Care team also collaborates with DoveLewis' specialty departments, including Radiology, Surgery, Cardiology, and Neurology.

Referral Cases

Veterinarians of exotic animals can refer to DoveLewis for emergency cases and CT scans needed before continued dental care at their primary clinic.

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Surgery Consultations

Emergency surgery can typically be performed same day with overnight recovery in our 24 hour staffed ICU. Surgeries for stable animals can be scheduled typically within 1 week of consult.

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We collaborate with DoveLewis Radiology for abdominal ultrasounds to help diagnose foreign material ingestion, ferret endocrine disease, and much more!

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