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Exotic Pets Services

In recent years, exotic creatures like spiders, ferrets, frogs, snakes and many more have become significantly popular among pet owners. They certainly come with a different charm and experience, and are welcomed into all types of homes and families. At Dundas Veterinary Services, we provide all kinds of services for our exotic patients. Like all pets and animals, they require medical care in order to remain healthy and in good shape. Please contact our team so that you can get your exotic pet on the path to well-being.

To learn more about the services we offer, please call 613.774.2159

Do exotic animals need vaccines?

In short, yes they do. When in captivity, exotic animals may be exposed to risk factors that they will not see if in the wild. For example, exotic animals who have become domesticated are more likely to live in close proximity with other animals, making them vulnerable to more types of transmittable diseases. Food that they may not consume in nature can also increase their chances of catching certain diseases. Exotic animals are usually treated with inactivated or different forms of vaccines as compared with other companion animals. During a consultation at the hospital, we will discuss with you which options will work best for your pet.

How do you care for exotic animals?

The first step is to take your exotic animal to our hospital for a comprehensive exam and consultation. At this point, we can check your pet’s health, determine any underlying health conditions and provide you with caregiving recommendations specifically for your pet. In general, however, some key things to keep in mind as an exotic pet parent are:

  • Provide a safe and comfortable environment (e.g. humidity and temperature specific)
  • Know which health issues your pet is vulnerable to
  • Give your pet proper diet and nutrition
  • Ensure they are regularly seen by their veterinarian
    • Last updated: April 5, 2021

      Dear Clients,

      With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

      1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


    • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
    • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
    • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
    • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

      4. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
      Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
      Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Pick-up Only)
      Saturday - Sunday: Closed

      5. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

      - The team at Dundas Veterinary Services