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Avian & Exotic Pets

At Advanced Veterinary Care in Franklin, our vets treat exotic pets including birds, reptiles, and small mammals such as rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pigs.

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Avian & Exotic Pet Services, Franklin Veterinarians

Quality Care for Birds, Reptiles & Small Mammals in Franklin

We understand that caring for your exotic pet necessitates specialized knowledge and experience. So you can rest assured that your loved ones are in capable hands with Dr. Andy Anderson.

Our team is committed to providing proper care for birds, reptiles, and small mammals so that they can live long and healthy lives. We are also available to you if your pets are not feeling well.

Our Franklin staff of skilled professionals is well-trained in the care of birds, reptiles, and small mammals and can provide you with the information you need to keep your exotic pet looking and feeling great.

FAQs for Care of Exotic Pets

We offer routine wellness and preventive care services for your bird or other exotic pet at Advanced Veterinary Care. Exotic pets can be seen for medical or behavioral issues as well.

  • Wellness & Preventive Care

    Much like cats and dogs, birds and other exotic pets benefit from regular veterinary care to help live a long, happy, and healthy life. Dr. Anderson is trained in the unique care and husbandry needs and veterinary treatment of these species.

    During the initial wellness visit, our vet will thoroughly review your pet’s housing, nutrition, and care. A complete and thorough physical exam will be performed. 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. Recommendations will be tailored to the needs of your pet and their family.

  • What can I expect at an exotic appointment?

    When you bring your exotic pet in for a routine exam, we will assess the overall health of your pet. We will perform a thorough physical examination, recommend the appropriate preventive care, and answer any questions you may have about your pet to help ensure their health and longevity.

  • Sick Pet Appointments & Daytime Emergencies

    Birds and other exotic pets with health or behavior concerns can be seen by our vet. If possible, please call  (973) 209-2273 in advance to determine the availability of our veterinarian. While we do 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. Many exotic pets are prey species in the wild and consequently 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 is the avian species?

    The avian species are birds. These small exotic animals have become popular pets for people seeking intelligent, affectionate companions with personalities to spare. 

    Many birds are prey species in the wild and may hide signs of illness as a defense mechanism against predators, making consistent, qualified preventive veterinary care critical to their health and well-being.

  • What are reptiles?

    Reptiles are air-breathing vertebrates. Covered in special skin made of bony plates, hard scales, or a combination of both, they regularly shed an outer layer of skin. These can include iguanas, tortoises, lizards, turtles, snakes, and more.

    To give your pet reptile the best chance at a healthy life, habitat, and diet must be meticulously maintained. Preventive care is critical.

Exotics We Treat

We at Advanced Veterinary Care provide specialized veterinary care for a wide range of exotic pets, including:

Birds

Parrots, finches, canaries, backyard poultry, and others.

Small Mammals

Ferrets, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, and others.

Reptiles

Lizards, turtles and tortoises, snakes, and others.

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Advanced Veterinary Care is accepting new patients! Our friendly and experienced vets are passionate about improving the health of Franklin companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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