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Exotic Companion Animals

From pot-bellied pigs to rabbits and hamsters, Coastal Care Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital provides veterinary care for a range of exotic companion animals in Halifax and across Atlantic Canada.

Exotics Referrals

Coastal Care Veterinary

Avian & Exotic Pet Services, Halifax Veterinarians

Care for Birds, Reptiles & Companion Mammals in Halifax

Providing care for avian and exotic pets requires skills and experience that not all veterinary clinics are able to offer.

Whether your companion has bristles, fur, feathers or scales, our vets and team can provide the medical care your exotic pet needs to maintain optimal health.

We offer routine wellness and preventive services for exotic pets, as well as emergency medical services, without a referral.

Our team is dedicated to providing reptiles, small mammals, and avian species with specialized veterinary care so they have their best shot at living long and healthy lives. We are for you whenever your pets are not feeling well.

Our Veterinarian Providing Avian & Exotic Companion Animal Care

Dr. Noelle Webb, DVM, has honed her training to gain an in-depth understanding of the medical requirements of a broad spectrum of exotic pets including small companion mammals, reptiles, birds and pot belly pigs. 

Meet Dr. Noelle Webb

Exotics We Treat

Whether you have a bird, small mammal, amphibian or reptile, Dr. Webb and our team of veterinarians provide a range of medical services for your pet. We can also provide you with the information and advice you need to help keep your exotic pet feeling healthy and happy.

Our exotic animal vet at Coastal Care Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital in Halifax provides dedicated care for a number of small exotic pets, including:

Exotic Mammals

Rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, rats, hamsters, gerbils, degus, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, pot-belly pigs, and more


Birds of all sizes, including all parrots (conures, Amazon parrots, African greys, macaws, budgies, cockatiels, cockatoos, parakeets, etc.), backyard poultry (ducks, chickens, turkeys, etc.), companion doves and pigeons, companion passerines (finches, canaries), and falconry birds


Lizards (including geckos, bearded dragons, Chinese water dragons, monitor lizards, tegus, iguanas, skinks, etc.), all species of turtles and tortoises, all species of non-venomous snakes, and more


Axolotls, salamanders, newts, frogs, toads, and more


All species of fish

Our Exotic Services

Services for companion exotic animals at our hospital include, but are not limited to:

  • Routine physical exam and wellness care
  • Vaccination for rabbit haemorrhagic disease
  • Vaccination for rabies, tetanus, parvovirus, erysipelothrix, and leptospira (porcine patients)
  • Routine blood work (CBC and Biochemistry)
  • Radiography
  • Ultrasonography
  • Computed tomography
  • Beak trimming
  • Nail trimming
  • Fecal analysis for GI parasitism
  • Infectious disease testing in a variety of species, including: Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (avians), Chlamydophila (avians), Bornavirus (avians), Aspergillosis (avians), Agamid Atadenovirus-1 (bearded dragons), Encephalitozoon cuniculi (rabbits)
  • DNA sexing (avians)
  • Deslorelin implantation for ferrets and parrots
  • Dentistry (this includes occlusal adjustments of the cheek teeth and/or incisors, cheek teeth and/or incisor extractions, and abscess marsupialization in small mammal herbivores such as rabbits, chinchillas, and guinea pigs; incisor trimming and/or extraction in brachyodont rodents; scaling and extractions in non-rodents such as ferrets or hedgehogs; dental scaling in acrodont lizards)
  • Elective spay/neuter of small mammals as well as pigs (porcine) patients
  • Reptile ovariectomy (spay)
  • Non-elective surgery, including: enucleation, soft tissue surgery (cystotomy, gastrotomy or enterotomy, liver lobectomy, emergency ovariohysterectomy), mass removal, tail or limb amputation, cloacal prolapse repair, coelomic exploratory, lateral ear canal resection (rabbits)
  • Emergency services and hospitalization for critical exotic patients

Caring for Pets in Atlantic Canada

Our specialists are pleased to accept new patients by referral from primary care veterinarians. Our emergency service welcomes all clients – 24/7/365. 

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