Quality Exotic Pet Care in Brookhaven
We know that caring for your special pet requires expert knowledge and experience, so rest assured that they are in good hands.
Our team is dedicated to providing reptiles and small mammals with proper care so they can have long and healthy lives. We are also here for you whenever your pets are not feeling well.
Our staff of skilled professionals in Brookhaven are well-trained in the care of reptiles and small mammals and can give you the guidance and information you need to keep your exotic pet looking and feeling their best.
FAQs: Care of Exotic Pets
At Brookhaven Animal Hospital, we provide routine wellness and preventive care services for your exotic pet. Exotic pets can also be seen for medical or behavioral concerns.
- Wellness & Preventive Care
Just like cats and dogs, exotic pets benefit from regular veterinary care to help live a long, happy, and healthy life. Our vets are trained in the unique care, needs, and veterinary treatment of these species.
During the initial wellness visit, our vet will thoroughly review your pet’s lodging/habitat, nutrition, and care. A thorough physical exam will be performed before conducting health screening tests and vaccines will be discussed and recommended when indicated. Our vet will discuss any husbandry, health, or behavior concerns with you and answer any questions you might have. As with all our patients, your exotic pet's care plan will be tailored to their needs.
- What can I expect at an exotic appointment?
- Pet Appointments & Daytime Emergencies
Exotic animal with health or behavior concerns can be seen by our vet. If possible, please contact Brookhaven Animal Hospital in advance to check the availability of our veterinarian. Although we are happy to accept walk-in and work-in emergencies for exotic pets, there may be an additional fee if the double booking of appointments occurs.
- What is an exotic mammal?
Exotic mammals are small animals including rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, chinchillas, rats, mice, hamsters, and gerbils. As small mammals tend to be prey species in the wild, as a consequence they can be very good at hiding the signs of illness until it is quite advanced, which is why preventive veterinary care is so important.
- What are reptiles?
Reptiles are air-breathing vertebrates that are covered in special skin made of bony plates, hard scales, or a combination of both. They regularly shed an outer layer of skin. Common pet reptiles include iguanas, tortoises, lizards, turtles, snakes and more.
To give your companion reptile the best chance at a healthy life, their habitat and diet must be meticulously maintained. Preventive care is critical.
Exotics We Treat
At Brookhaven Animal Hospital, we provide dedicated veterinary care for many types of exotic pets, including:
Ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, and others.
Reptiles & Amphibians
Lizards, turtles and tortoises, snakes, and others.