exotic animal medicine

We not only treat dogs and cats, but also exotics! Pearland Pet Health Center can see and treat any exotic animal that can be called a pet. Dr. Beth Rodney is currently our only veterinarian that sees exotics.

We recommend a yearly exam on all exotics. Yearly blood work is also recommended for some exotics, especially as they approach their senior years. Pearland Pet Health Center also has the capability to hospitalize and do surgery on most exotics.

Here is a list of the exotics we have seen in our practice:

  • Rabbit
  • Bird (all kinds)
  • Guinea Pig
  • Turtle
  • Snake
  • Gecko
  • Iguana
  • Rat
  • Prairie dog
  • Chinchilla
  • Bearded Dragon
  • Frog
  • Hedgehog
  • Serval
  • Hamster
  • Ferret
  • Gerbil
  • Raccoon

Let us help you take care of your exotic pet!


Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Exotic Pets

For birds that need routine grooming such as beak trims, nail grinding, and wing clipping, we require one exam the first time we see the bird. After that we will do any of these things as maintenance without requiring an exam.  We can also clip nails on exotics.

Occasionally some exotics need to be sedated for nail trims, but most can be done fairly easily, especially if they are handled often.

We also offer boarding for exotics. If you are going out of town, what better place to keep your exotic while you are away than an animal clinic trained to care for exotics? Typically we need you to bring your cage or enclosure and food. Our staff is comfortable handling all types of critters and their often detailed, high maintenance needs, but we do not usually keep all types of cages or diets around that each different pet may need.

There are some exotic pets that have vaccinations as part of their recommended protocol but most do not get vaccines.