Cornell University Hospital for Animals



Hospital Services
Companion Animal

Companion Animal
(607) 253-3060

Make an Appointment

  • The exotic pet service schedules appointments from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays.
  • Please call 607-253-3060 to make an appointment.
  • New patients may fill out the online registration form in advance.
  • For ferrets, New York State Law required a valid rabies certificate be presented upon arrival. Failure to do so may result in your pet not being evaluated.
  • Please bring any pertinent medical records or have them faxed to 607-253-3788.
  • Payment is required at the time of service. (See Financial Info.)
  • The Exotic Pet Service does not see primates, exotic cats, wolves or venomous snakes.

Exotic Pet Service

CockatielThe exotic pet service at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals provides primary and specialty care for a wide range of avian and exotic animals including birds, exotic mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Our staff include the area's only board-certified veterinarians, who work as primary caregivers and collaborate with other veterinarians across the Northeast to provide comprehensive medical and surgical services.

Our experienced veterinarians offer the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques in a state-of-the-art facility. We utilize advanced imaging, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and advanced surgical services. We provide emergency and critical care services, as well as 24-hour monitoring in a ward dedicated to exotic pets.
We work closely with other services in the hospital, including ophthalmology, surgery, dermatology, oncology, neurology, internal medicine, emergency and critical care, and behavior to provide advanced medical and surgical care to avian and exotic animals.

Veterinary technician and guinea pigAdvanced Techniques

  • Diagnosis and treatment of dental disease in rabbits and rodents
  • Diagnosis and treatment of upper and lower respiratory tract disease in rabbits
  • Medical and surgical treatment of adrenal gland disease in ferrets
  • Medical and surgical treatment of birds for chronic egg laying
  • Medical and surgical treatment for reptiles with follicular or egg stasis
  • Upper and lower gastrointestinal and respiratory tract endoscopy in birds
  • Surgical treatment of fractures in birds, exotic mammals, and reptiles
  • Diagnosis and treatment of bladder stones in rabbits, guinea pigs, lizards, and chelonians                           
  • Diagnosis and treatment of birds with medical or behavior feather destruction tendencies