Dogs and cats, by shear number, are the world’s most popular pets, but for some, our hearts belong to a smaller, more unusual subset of animal friends. Exotic pets, such as lizards, snakes, birds, small mammals and rodents, have become more common in recent decades.

Like cats and dogs, exotic pets require proper nutrition, enrichment, and the right environment to thrive. The care of exotic pets differs from those of traditional pets, but with owner education and commitment, we can provide these amazing animals with the best lives possible.  

At Haywood Animal Hospital, we have two veterinarians with special interests in exotic animal medicine and surgery.  We can help guide you through the needs of these little pets, so that you can enjoy the longest life possible with them.