We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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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    COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

    Dear Clients,

    Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

    The following changes took effect Thursday, March 19, 2020:

    1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 902.434.3111. We will meet you at the door and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will take a history of your pet over the phone. Once the examination is finished, the veterinarian will call you to discuss treatment etc for your pet. For those who do not have a cell phone, an easy knock at the door will work the same way!

    2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive appointments and surgeries. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

    3. The animal hospital is still OPEN with the following NEW hours as of Sunday, March 29, 2020 :
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED.

    4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will take payment over the phone and bring your order to the door. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

    5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

    6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

    Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

    - Your dedicated team at Companion Animal Hospital