Quality Care for Birds, Reptiles & Small Mammals in Westfield, NJ
We understand that caring for an exotic pet requires specialized knowledge and experience. Therefore, you can rest assured that your loved ones are in capable hands.
Dr. Anthony Loomis is committed to providing proper care for birds, reptiles, and small mammals so they can live long and healthy lives. Additionally, we are available to assist you when your pets become ill.
Dr. Loomis is an expert in the care of birds, reptiles, and small mammals and can provide you with the most up-to-date information and diagnostics to keep your exotic pet looking and feeling great.
FAQ's for Care of Exotic Pets
We at Westfield Animal Hospital provide routine wellness and preventive care for your exotic pet bird. There are many reasons to see an exotic pet.
- Wellness & Preventive Care for Exotic Pets
Birds and other exotic pets, like cats and dogs, benefit from regular veterinary care to help them live a long, happy, and healthy life. Our veterinarians are trained in the special care and husbandry requirements, as well as veterinary treatment, that these animals require.
Our veterinarian will examine your pet's housing, nutrition, and care during the initial wellness visit. A comprehensive physical examination will be performed. When necessary, health screening tests and vaccines will be discussed and recommended. Any concerns you may have about husbandry, health, or behavior will be discussed with our exotic veterinarian, who will also answer any questions you may have. Recommendations will be tailored to your pet's and family's specific needs.
- Sick Avian & Exotic Pet Appointments & Daytime Emergencies
Our veterinarian treats birds and other exotic pets that have health or behavioral issues. To make sure our veterinarian is available, call (908) 233-6030 ahead of time. We do not accept walk-ins for Exotic pets.
- What is an exotic mammal?
Rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, chinchillas, rats, mice, hamsters, and gerbils are all examples of exotic mammals. Numerous exotic pets are prey species in the wild and thus are adept at concealing symptoms of illness until they are quite advanced, which is why preventive veterinary care is critical.
- What is the avian species?
The avian species include everything related to birds. These exotic pets are sought after for their intelligence, affection, and personality.
Because many wild birds hide illness to avoid predators, regular, qualified preventive veterinary care is critical to their health and well-being.
- What are reptiles?
Reptiles are vertebrates that breathe air. They have a special skin made of bony plates, hard scales, or a combination of the two, and they shed an outer layer of skin on a regular basis. Iguanas, tortoises, lizards, turtles, snakes, and other reptiles are among them.
Habitat and diet must be meticulously maintained to give your pet reptile the best chance at a healthy life. The importance of preventive care cannot be overstated.
Exotics Pet Consultation
This visit includes a complete physical examination, husbandry and nutritional counselling, disease screening and laboratory testing, if necessary.
At Westfield Animal Hospital, our veterinarians and staff will take the time to make sure you understand your exotic pet’s individual needs. Most exotic pet illnesses can be prevented with proper nutrition and housing. We also want to make sure you know what symptoms to look for if your exotic pet were to become ill and how to properly treat them.
Welcome your new exotic pet with a post-purchase exam to get started on the right path to a happy and healthy life. Before bringing home any creature, we recommend you ensure that they're healthy and have all of their needs met from day one in order for them to live long lives as part of the family!
Annual Exotic Pet Exams
Since exotic pets often conceal their illnesses, we recommend annual veterinary medical examinations. With this service, you can be sure that any problems are seen before they become serious conditions.