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Maritime Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center

Exotics Services at Maritime

Pets seen by our Exotics service

  • All birds

  • All rodents: Rats, Mice, Gerbils, Degu, Hamsters, Guinea pigs, Chinchillas

  • All reptiles (except venomous snakes): snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises

  • All amphibians: frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, caecilians

  • Rabbits

  • Hedgehogs

  • Ferrets

  • Sugar gliders

  • Invertebrates: tarantulas, scorpions, hermit crabs

  • Pot-bellied pigs

Contact us if your exotic pet is not listed above. Some species require a captive wildlife permit or are prohibited from being kept as pets in Nova Scotia.

Services Offered by Our Exotics Team

  • Primary care

    • Wellness exams

    • Preventative medicine

    • Grooming needs: feather, beak, and nail trimming

  • Referral services

  • Exotic pet diagnostics

    • Blood work

    • Fecal and cytological analysis

    • DNA sexing

    • Imaging

  • Dentistry

    • Dental health evaluation

    • Routine occlusal adjustments

    • Dental extractions

    • Abscess treatment

  • Surgery

    • Elective surgeries: spay/neuter

    • Emergency surgery

  • Behavioral consultations

  • Nutrition consultations

  • Emergency care

Please note, emergency appointments will be seen on a case-by-case basis.

Reminder: Exotic pet emergencies are seen on a pre-approved basis. Please call us for more information 902-932-0VET (0838).