Avian, Small Exotic Mammal and Reptile Medicine

Our Doctors and staff have a strong interest in pet bird, small exotic mammal and reptile medicine. The Doctors attend annual formal continuing education exclusive to our exotic friends every year. Approximately 15% of our clients own exotic pets. All aspects of exotic pet care are provided including client education, wellness exams, medicine, surgery, boarding, and special diets. Grafton Animal Hospital is one the few facilities on the peninsula that welcomes exotic pets. In fact, many of our new bird and exotic pet patients are referred to us by other animal hospitals. Proficiency in avian and exotic medicine requires extra education, special equipment, and a commitment by staff. We are members of the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) and the Mid-Atlantic States Association of Avian Veterinarians (MASAAV), two sources of education in Avian Medicine, and attend educational conferences at least annually. Also, our veterinarians are members of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV) and the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV); great resources to aid in the treatment of these special pets.

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    Wing Clipping

    Clipping a bird’s feathers can protect your bird and your home. Wing clipping is a painless procedure that ensures the safety of your bird in its environment and keeps your bird…

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    Toenail Trims

    Most birds need to have their nails trimmed regularly. However, the process can be detrimental to your bird if its nails are trimmed too short. We can take care of…

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    Beak Trims

    Beaks continue growing throughout birds’ lives. Although birds’ beaks usually wear evenly, some birds develop beak problems and require veterinary assistance. Trimming its beak incorrectly can cause your bird pain…