Exotic Veterinary Care

Pets come in so many shapes, sizes, breeds, and species. At The Family Pet Hospital, we know that exotic pets, such as ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and other small mammals make excellent companions and so we happily welcome them to our hospital. While these creatures make great companions, we understand that they also require their own special kind of veterinary care in order to remain happy and healthy. Dr. Valas and The Family Pet Hospital strive to give them the highest standard of exotic veterinary care, all in a welcoming family environment.

Exotic Pets Welcome


From rabbits to rodents, our veterinarian, Dr. Valas provides a variety of care and services that is unique to each species. The Family Pet Hospital happily welcomes a wide variety of non-traditional pets:

Small Mammals: Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rats, and ferrets

Our Promise


Exotic pets have many special needs and are notorious for hiding early disease symptoms. We strongly advise routine wellness exams and health consultations to detect early problems or to stop problems before they start. We discuss your pet’s health with you to help you make informed decisions. All of our patients are treated as part of our family with genuine kindness and concern. Dr. Valas and The Family Pet Hospital is passionate about providing the best healthcare possible to exotic animals.

Exotic Services at The Family Pet Hospital

Routine Care

  • Wellness examinations
  • Diagnositc examinations
  • Husbandry care and diet consulting
  • Behavioral care consulting
  • Grooming (e.g., nail trims)

Advanced Care

  • Radiology (x-rays)
  • Bloodwork and fecal analysis
  • Dentistry (rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small mammals)
  • Elective surgery spay and castration
  • Soft tissue surgery (rabbits, guinea pigs, and rats)

Surgical & Other Services

Surgical spay and neuter and other soft tissue surgeries (rabbits, guinea pigs, and rats), and dentistry (rabbits, guinea pigs and other small mammals).

Dr. Chenoa Lencewicz

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Lencewicz grew up in Massachusetts and worked as a technician before and during vet school. She graduated from Tufts Veterinary School in 2004. She has been specializing and working with all types of exotics since 1997.  Her other professional interests include medical oncology, dentistry, surgery, and feline medicine. Dr. Lencewicz has had extensive continuing education and training in oncology and will be able to provide outpatient chemotherapy and oncology consultations for certain forms of cancer to our clients more economically than a referral practice would.

Outside of work, she enjoys life her husband, 2 kids, and crew of pets.  If they aren’t at a dance event, or hockey game, they can be found surfing or paddleboarding.

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