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Animal Hospital at the Crossing has the expertise to treat your bird, ferret, reptile, and small mammals, such as chinchillas, hedgehogs, guinea pigs, rats, mice, gerbils, and hamsters! Just like pet dogs and cats, your exotic pet needs ongoing veterinary care, balanced nutrition, human interaction, and appropriate management of his/her environment. Animal Hospital at the Crossing strives to meet the medical needs of all pets, and we offer veterinary care services for exotic pets including:

We Would Love to Meet Your New Exotic Pet!

If you have acquired a new exotic pet, we recommend you have your new bird or other pet examined by us within 1-2 weeks after purchase to ensure their good health. We will discuss nutrition and behavior issues with you at your first appointment.

Annual Examinations are Important for Exotic Pets

All pets need to be seen annually for a wellness exam. An annual exam gives us the opportunity to ensure that your pet is healthy and have baseline records and baseline blood values for future reference in the event that your pet is ever sick. Depending upon the type of pet, we will discuss vaccination options with you. An annual exam gives you one-on-one time with us so we can answer all of your health and behavior questions.


This is an easy procedure that can be done in-office without anesthesia. Microchipping is the safest permanent identification. Leg bands are dangerous and can be life-threatening if entangled. Animal Hospital at the Crossing recommends band removal and microchip identification.

Exotic Pets, Especially Birds, are Masters at Hiding Signs of illness

And, since birds are very good at hiding their signs of illness, an annual checkup is a good way to screen for problems we can’t see. Annual vaccines are also important to keep current. Complete annual work ups and current vaccinations are required for boarding birds.


If your bird or other exotic pet exhibits signs of illness, please call us right away; it probably is an emergency situation for your pet. Learn to recognize a sick pet—it is common for the first signs to go unnoticed. Usually, the first signs include:


Our veterinarians and staff are highly skilled at treating and caring for many types of pets and are pleased to be able to offer care, behavioral advice and guidance. Please give us a call today to set up an appointment for your special pet.

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