Exotic Pet Veterinary Care

Bird and Exotic Pet Care at Westminster Veterinary Group

Birds, reptiles, rabbits, chinchillas, snakes, hamsters, mice, rats, lizards & more !!!!!

​​​​​​​Westminster Veterinary Group is one of only a few hospitals in Southern California with extensive experience treating a wide range of exotic breeds. We are a leader in medical and surgical care for birds and exotic pets. Surgery for these small and often delicate pets requires considerable skill and specialized equipment, such as micro-instrumentation, magnification equipment, and electro surgery, to prevent blood loss and minimize trauma. Our facility specializes in advanced oral surgery and dentistry for chinchillas, rabbits, guinea pigs and many other exotic animals. In addition, our facility focuses on reptile medicine, surgery and endoscopy.

Our veterinarians attend various bird and exotic conferences throughout the year as well as author several veterinary textbook chapters and journal articles. Their continuous education allows them to provide your exotic pet with the most up to date medical and surgical care available.

We have gone to great lengths to ensure that our hospital is fully equipped for the specialized needs of your unique pet. Our bird and exotic veterinary services include:

  • Wellness exams and preventative medicine
  • Nutrition and husbandry counseling
  • Emergency care and hospitalization
  • Surgical services and dentistry
  • Radiography, video endoscopy and ultrasonography
  • Extensive laboratory testing for infectious and metabolic diseases

All these services are available for ferrets, rabbits, mice, rats, chinchillas, guinea pigs, hamsters, sugar gliders, snakes, lizards, tortoises, turtles, amphibians, and all species of birds.

Our veterinarians provide care, wellness plans and surgical procedures for all species in the in avian, reptiles, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, rats, mice, chinchillas, hedgehogs, tortoise/turtles, wildlife, and other exotic companion mammals. We recommend that exotic pets have yearly wellness appointments. Our docs will help you set up proper housing, nutrition, and the very specific social and environmental needs.

Screening diagnostic tests may be recommended depending on your pet’s species and history. This might include blood work, fecal analysis, and/or additional disease testing. Our goal is to provide you the best exotic pet veterinary care.

You may also visit Association of Avian Veterinarians.

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