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Avian & Exotic Pets

At Community Veterinary Clinic, our vets treat exotic pets including birds, reptiles, and pocket pets like hamsters and guinea pigs.

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Avian & Exotic Pet Services, Turlock Veterinarians

Quality Exotic Vet Care for Turlock Pets

We know that caring for your exotic pet requires special knowledge and experience, so rest assured that your loved ones are in good hands. 

Our team is dedicated to providing birds, reptiles, and small mammals with proper care so they can have long and healthy lives.

We also provide medical and surgical emergency veterinary care.

Our staff of professionals in Turlock knows that pets come in all shapes and sizes and our veterinarians are well-trained in the exotic pet vet care pets like birds, reptiles, and pocket pets.

Whether it involves a routine checkup or more intensive diagnostics and treatment for your exotic pet companion, our veterinarians will work with one another - and with you - to provide for your companion's healthcare needs. 

When your companion is feeling under the weather, you want to trust your veterinary professionals. And we are here to work to earn your trust when it comes to exotic pet care.

Exotic Pet Vet Care FAQs

At Community Veterinary Clinic, we provide routine wellness and preventive care services for your bird or other exotic pet. Exotic pets can also be seen for medical or behavioral concerns.

  • Wellness & Preventive Care

    Just like cats and dogs, birds and other exotic pets can benefit from regular veterinary care to help live a long, happy, and healthy life. Our vets are knowledgeable about the unique care and husbandry needs and veterinary treatment of these animals.

    Routine vet visits are a great way to make sure your exotic pet is happy and healthy. During the initial wellness visit, our vet will review your pet’s housing, diet, and husbandry needs. After a complete physical examination, health screening tests and vaccines will be discussed and recommended when indicated. Our vet will discuss any concerns you have and answer your questions to better tailor their recommendations 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, their overall health will be assessed by your vet. They 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

    Birds and other exotic pets with health or behavior concerns can be seen by our vet. If possible, please call  (209) 634-5851 in advance to determine whether our exotics veterinarian is available. Although we accept walk-in and work-in emergencies for exotics, there may be an additional fee if double booking occurs.

  • What is an exotic mammal?

    Exotic mammals are small animals including rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, chinchillas, rats, mice, hamsters, and gerbils. Many exotic pets are prey species, and as a consequence they can be very good at hiding the signs of illness until it is quite advanced, making preventive veterinary care so important.

  • What is the avian species?

    The term 'avian' refers to anything in relation to birds. These small exotic animals have become popular pets for those seeking intelligent, affectionate companions with lots of personality. 

    Many birds are prey species in the wild and may hide signs of illness as a natural behavior to protect themselves from predators, making consistent, qualified preventive veterinary care critical to their health and well-being.

  • What are reptiles?

    Reptiles are air-breathing vertebrates covered in special skin made of bony plates, hard scales, or a combination of both that can regularly shed an outer layer of skin. Reptiles that are popular pets include iguanas, tortoises, lizards, turtles, snakes, and more.

    To give your pet reptile the best chance at a healthy life, habitat, and diet must be meticulously maintained. Preventive care is critical!

Exotic Pets We Treat

At Community Veterinary Clinic, we provide dedicated veterinary care for a variety of exotic pets, including:


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

Exotic Mammals

Ferrets, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, and more.


Lizards, turtles and tortoises, snakes, and more.

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New Patients Welcome

Community Veterinary Clinic is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Turlock companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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