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Avian & Exotics

Gulf Coast Avian and Exotics is an exclusively bird and exotic pet practice staffed by a team of board-certified veterinary specialists, interns, and personnel trained specifically for the care of your pet. By collaborating with other specialists in the hospital, we are able to provide the most up-to-date medical and surgical care for your pet, while keeping in mind of the unique needs of your exotic pet. Our patients encompass a wide variety of species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, rabbits, hedgehogs, chinchillas, guinea pigs, hamsters, and a number of other small mammals. In the case where your pet may need to be hospitalized, these patients receive 24-hour care in a separate ward to minimize stress and in cages specifically designed to suit your pet’s unique needs. Experienced technicians and staff play a key role in providing specialized care for our patients.

In addition to providing basic primary care, such as wellness exams and nutritional and behavioral counseling, our practice also offers many advanced services. Advanced techniques such as endoscopy, ultrasonography, CT, MRI, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy are just a few of the diagnostics and treatments available to your exotic pet. The following are some of the many species-specific services available:

  • Infectious disease testing and treatment
  • DNA sex identification
  • Treatment of egg binding and other reproductive disorders
Rabbits/Guinea Pigs/Chinchillas
  • Management of oral and dental disease
    • incisor and molar crown reduction
    • tooth root abscesses
  • Treatment for gastrointestinal stasis
  • Treatment of adrenal disease
    • Hormone therapy
    • Surgical resection
  • Management of insulinomas
  • Heartworm disease prevention and treatment
  • Treatment and counseling for metabolic bone disease
  • Shell repair in turtles and tortoises
  • Medical and surgical management of reproductive disorders