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Now booking Exotics appointments!

Colorful parrot

The team at Maritime understands the need for Exotics care in our area, and since our veterinarian is here in the city and available to take cases, we have teamed up with a local partner location to begin seeing appointments ahead of our hospital opening.

Dr. Louise Quesnel will temporarily see patients at a nearby veterinary office while Maritime Veterinary Emergency + Specialty Centre is still under construction.

Request an Exotics Appointment

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

Please contact us if your exotic pet is not on that list. Some species require a captive wildlife permit or are prohibited to be kept as pets in the province of Nova Scotia.

Services offered but not restricted to

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

  • Primary care

Wellness exams

Preventative medicine

Grooming needs: feather, beak, and nail trimming

  • Referral services

  • Exotic pet diagnostic

Blood work

Fecal and cytological analysis

DNA sexing


  • Dentistry

Dental health evaluation

Routine occlusal adjustments

  • Behavioral consultations

  • Nutrition consultations

  • Emergency care

Please note, the following services are not currently available, but will be offered once our team is operating out of our new hospital in 2024.

Services coming soon

  • Dentistry

Dental extractions

Abscess treatment

  • Surgery

Elective surgery: spay, neuter

Emergency surgery

Reminder: Exotic pet emergencies are seen on a pre-approved basis.

Have questions? Please feel free to reach out to us at:

(782) 409-5268 | [email protected]