Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

Exotic Pets Services

Geckos, boas, iguanas, pythons, turtles, toads, and other reptiles and amphibians are becoming increasingly popular as pets. Certain reptiles can live long, healthy lives as companion animals, but proper nutrition, care and husbandry are essential. It means that pet owners need the most accurate, up-to-date and reliable information available to help ensure the health and well-being of their pet. For example, do you know what your reptile or amphibian should be eating to maintain good long-term health? Do you know how much UV light is optimal, and which type of bulb you should use? Should you get a heat rock? Do you know how to tell if your reptile is sick? Do you have questions about proper cage cleaning or any other aspects of care and husbandry? Our staff of skilled professionals are well trained in the care of reptiles and amphibians. We can give you the information you need to keep your exotic pet looking and feeling great.

Why not call 902-434-3111 to schedule a wellness visit? We can perform a physical examination, answer any questions you may have about your pet, and discuss whether any changes in diet or at-home care are recommended to help ensure your pet’s health and longevity. All exotic animal exams include a full review of your husbandry by our expert staff to identify possible problem areas and risk factors early before they turn into a problem for your pet!

Veterinary medicine for exotic pets is always expanding and improving as we learn more about these wonderful animals. When pet owners have access to the best information about nutritional and environmental management, exotic pets have a greater chance of living longer, healthier lives. If you own one of these unique pets, we encourage you to schedule a complete physical exam and consultation on proper husbandry. Our experienced staff can assist you with all of your reptile and amphibian needs.

Get started on the right foot and take a look at our reptile and amphibian care library.


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    We love Halloween! From the cool and creative costumes, trick-or-treating, parties, and (let's be honest) the candy, Halloween can be a fun time for everyone. But, there are many hazards that our pets face during these fall festivities.

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    Last updated: July 23, 2020.

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we have some updates to share with you about our safety measures.

    We are continuing to see all cases by appointment only including pets in need of: vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, parasite prevention, and more.

    Beginning July 20, 2020, clients are able to come into the hospital with their pets with the following restrictions:



    Beginning on Monday, June 8, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:

    Monday - Friday: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Companion Animal Hospital