250.376.7208
exotic pets

Exotic Pets Services

Here at Central Animal Hospital we are fully equipped to treat not only dogs, cats and conventional pets, but also those who are less traditional. If you own non-domestic furry friends like snakes, lizards, turtles and more you can rest assured they will always have a medical team to go to here at Central Animal Hospital. Remember these pets still need regular check-ups and exams with their veterinarian to stay healthy all their lives. To schedule your next appointment or to learn more about our services for exotic pets, please call us at 250-376-7208.


What is an exotic pet?


Technically speaking, all furry friends who are not traditionally domesticated animals are exotic pets. Domesticated animals include cats, dogs, sheep, horses and cows. Therefore, animals that fall outside of these categories can be considered as exotic. Examples of exotic pets are lizards, turtles, snakes and more.


How can I tell if my exotic pet is sick?


It can be a bit more difficult to tell if an exotic pet is sick, compared with more traditional pets. For this reason, bringing them into the veterinary hospital for regular check-ups (at least once per year) is absolutely crucial. In general, some warning signs that you should watch out for are breathing problems, excess falling of fur or feathers and diarrhea.


What kind of exotic pet is the best to own?


It’s important you do a lot of research before deciding on which exotic pet to welcome into your family. They require very specific diet and environmental set-ups depending on the species and breed. Although you may not need to take them out on walks, exotic pets are certainly not low-maintenance. We recommend you reach out to our team if you have any questions about exotic pets.

    Last updated: January 18, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

    This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

    3. OPERATING HOURS

    Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Central Animal Hospital