Avian & Exotics

Avian & Exotics

The Avian & Exotics service at Avets is available to evaluate, diagnose, and treat all non-traditional species, including (but not limited to): amphibians (cecilians, frogs, salamanders, toads), birds (budgerigars/parakeets, cockatiels, cockatoos, chickens, finches, lovebirds, macaws, toucans), fish  (fresh,  saltwater) small mammals (chinchillas, guinea pigs,  ferrets,  rabbits,  prairie dogs,  sugar gliders), reptiles (lizards,  snakes,  turtles,  tortoises), and invertebrates (hermit crabs, scorpions,  tarantulas).

Advanced care services offered by the Avian & Exotics service at Avets:

  • Referral services
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Hospitalization and treatment in a dedicated exotics ward
  • Critical care
  • Dentistry

Please note: We are seeing avian & exotics emergencies on a pre-approved basis only.

We also offer primary care Avian & Exotics services at Avets including but not limited to:

  • Wellness exams
  • Grooming (corrective and routine beak trims, nail trims)
  • Vaccines
  • Gender identification
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Behavior counseling
  • Husbandry & nutritional counseling

Our on-site diagnostic capabilities include:

  • CT
  • Digital radiography
  • Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • In-house bloodwork

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