This service is available at:
Bulger Veterinary Hospital

Exotics Specialty Care

Not all beloved pets are cats and dogs.

Exotic animals have unique anatomy, physiology and their own medical needs. Keeping your exotic animal happy and healthy is the passion of the exotic animal service. Our goal is to offer the same quality medical care that you would expect for any of your other pets (or for yourself).

Our specialists in this area are very experienced and passionate about all the animals that they treat and they are board certified in at least one category of species. Years of advanced training beyond veterinary school are involved in training a specialist in any area of exotic animal medicine. That expertise is at your disposal.

The exotics service offers advanced diagnostic testing, imaging, medicine and surgery as well as understanding of the unique aspects of the human-animal bond with these species from goldfish to anaconda.

Services and Diagnostics

  • Husbandry and nutritional consultation
  • Urgent Care and Emergency care
  • Vaccines
  • Radiology, including advanced imaging  (ultrasound, CT, MRI)
  • Wound care
  • Blood testing (in-house and specialized lab testing)
  • Routine spay/neuter
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Advanced soft tissue surgery
  • Endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery
  • Hospitalization with 24 hour care
  • Intensive care
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Pain control
  • Hormone implants (Deslorelin)
  • Cardiac medicine
  • Turtle shell repair
  • Viral testing
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Feather picking consultation
  • GI stasis – advanced care
  • Fluid treatment
  • Egg stasis treatment
  • Advanced dentistry
  • Beak trimming
  • Hoof trimming
  • House calls for some species arranged upon request

Species Treated

Reptiles and Amphibians:

  • Bearded Dragons
  • Geckos
  • Iguanas
  • Water dragons
  • Uromastyx
  • Monitors
  • Anoles
  • Chameleons
  • Tegus
  • Skinks
  • Boas
  • Pythons
  • Corn snakes
  • Garter snakes
  • King snakes
  • Frogs
  • Toads
  • Salamanders
  • Axolotls
  • Others (Just Ask!)


  • Rabbits
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Rats
  • Hamsters
  • Gerbils
  • Chinchillas
  • Ferrets
  • Mice
  • Pot-bellied pigs
  • Sugar gliders
  • Hedgehogs
  • Prairie dogs
  • Degus
  • Capybaras
  • Goats*
  • Sheep*
  • Alpacas*
  • Primates (limited species)
  • Others (Just Ask!)


  • Parrots
  • Macaws
  • Finches
  • Parakeets
  • Cockatiels
  • Cockatoos
  • Chickens
  • Ducks
  • Pigeons
  • Emus*
  • Ostriches*
  • Others (Just Ask!)

Aquatic animals

  • Salt water fish
  • Freshwater fish
  • Coral
  • Koi


    • Honey bees
    • Tarantulas
    • Others (Just Ask!)

Additional Resources:


* Limited to medical care of “pasture pets,” production work is outside the scope of this hospital





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