Recommended Veterinarians

It is CRUCIAL that you go with an exotics veterinarian. Not every licensed veterinarian is qualified to care for rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, hedgehogs, etc. (In other words, if your annimal is not a dog or a cat, chances are that you will need to find an exotics veterinarian.)


There are a lot of well meaning veterinarians out there that will try to help you with your exotics, but the truth behind those well meaning docs is that they are going by what they find in a book to help them out. If you have a true emergency, you need somebody who doesn't have to waste precious seconds trying to research a solution. A lot of the time, those precious seconds could mean life or death (and I am NOT being dramatic about this - these litte guys can crash extremely quickly!)


    Tampa Bay Area

  • Country Chase Veterinary
    Melissa Smith, DVM
    12501 West Linebaugh Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33626
    813-814-1814
    http://ccvets.com/

  • Avian and Animal Hospital
    Dr. Nicholle Zellner
    11405 Starkey Road Largo, FL 33773
    http://www.avianandanimal.com

  • All Creatures Animal Clinic
    Dr Hughes
    3438 E Lake Rd, #11
    Palm Harbor, FL 34685
    (727) 785-0405

  • Temple Terrace Animal and Bird Hospital
    5023 Busch Blvd.
    Tampa, FL
    (813) 988-1189
    www.templeterraceanimal.com

  • Pebble Creek Animal and Bird Hospital
    Pamela Borderieux , DVM
    19440 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
    Tampa, FL
    813-973-8566
    www.pebblecreekanimal.com

  • Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners – Clearwater
    Peter Helmer, DVM, DABVP - Avian Practice
    4525 Ulmerton Rd
    Clearwater FL 33762
    727-572-0132

  • BluePearl Veterinary Partners – Tampa
    Peter Helmer, DVM, DABVP-Avian Practice
    3000 Busch Lake Blvd
    Tampa FL 33614
    813.933.8944

    SW Florida

  • Best Friends Animal Hospital
    Holly Weber, DVM, CVA
    5110 Clark Rd
    Sarasota, Florida 34233
    941-927-4567
    http://MyBestFriendsAnimalHospital.com

  • Bayshore Animal Hospital
    1511 Florida Blvd
    Bradenton, Florida 34207-5855
    941-756-5544
    http://bayshoreanimalhospital.biz

  • Dr Scott Medlin (MOBILE VET! Yay!!)
    239-989-8860
    www.scottmedlin.com

  • Eastside Animal Clinic
    4493 E. Tamiami Trail
    Naples, FL 34112
    (239)774-6400
    http://www.eastsideanimalclinic.com/

  • Brown Veterinary Clinic
    5555 Golden Gate Parkway Ste. 141
    Naples, Fl 34116
    (239) 455-8166
    http://www.bvcnaples.com/home.html