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 birds, reptiles, ferrets, rabbits, 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. Warner 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 birds and rabbits to rodents and reptiles, our veterinarian, Dr. Warner 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, degus, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, rats, ferrets, and chinchillas
Avian (Birds): Parrots, canaries, finches, chickens, ducks, and geese
Reptiles: Lizards, turtles, and non-venomous snakes

Exotics Hours

Tuesday:  8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday: 8-00 AM – 2:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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. Warner 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, wing trims)

Advanced Care

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

Surgical & Other Services

Wing and beak trims in birds, surgical spay and neuter and other soft tissue surgeries (rabbits, guinea pigs, and rats), and dentistry (rabbits, guinea pigs and other small mammals).

Dr. Warner

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Warner started at The Family Pet in 2015.  She is originally from Maryland, but migrated north to receive a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from Boston University.  She then went on to persue veterinary medicine and graduated from the Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.  Aside from caring for the normal array of dogs and cats, Dr. Warner is also passionate about treating a whole other array of colorful little creatures, such as birds, reptiles, ferrets, and other small mammals. She has taken several continuing education classes and is well versed in safe anesthesia, surgical and medical procedures in reptiles and many other small exotics.