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Avian & Exotic Pets

Our veterinarians treat exotic pets such as birds and small mammals such as rabbits, ferrets, and rats at Mt. Yonah Animal Hospital in Cleveland.

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Quality Care for Birds & Small Mammals in Cleveland

We understand that caring for your exotic pet necessitates specialized knowledge and experience, so you can rest easy knowing that your loved ones are in capable hands.

Our team is committed to providing proper care for birds and small mammals so that they can live long and healthy lives. We're also available to help you if your pets aren't feeling well.

Our Cleveland team of experts is well-versed in the care of birds and small mammals and can provide you with the knowledge you need to keep your exotic pet looking and feeling great.

Avian & Exotic Pet Services, Cleveland Veterinarians

FAQ's for Care of Exotic Pets

We provide routine wellness and preventive care services for your bird or other exotic pet at Mt. Yonah Animal Hospital. 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. Our vets are 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 mammal 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

    Our veterinarian can examine birds and other exotic pets with health or behavior issues. If possible, please call (706) 219-1212 ahead of time to check on our veterinarian's availability. While we accept walk-in and work-in emergencies for exotic pets, if appointments are double-booked, there may be an additional fee.

  • What is an exotic mammal?

    Rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, chinchillas, rats, mice, hamsters, and gerbils are examples of exotic mammals. Many exotic pets are prey species in the wild, and as a result, they can hide illness symptoms until it is quite advanced, which is why preventive veterinary care is critical.

  • What is the avian species?

    The avian species encompasses everything that has to do with birds. These small exotic animals have grown in popularity as pets among those looking for intelligent, affectionate companions with plenty of personalities.

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

Exotics We Treat

At Mt. Yonah Animal Hospital, we provide dedicated veterinary care for many types of exotic pets, including:


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

Exotic Mammals

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

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New Patients Welcome

Mt. Yonah Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Cleveland companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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