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Avian & Exotic Pets

At Red Hills Veterinary Hospital, our vets have experience treating a variety of exotic pets including birds, reptiles and small mammals such as rats, ferrets, and rabbits.

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Quality Care for Exotic Pets in Gillette

We know that caring for your exotic pet requires special knowledge and experience, so rest assured that your loved ones are in good hands.

Our team is dedicated to providing birds, reptiles, and small mammals with proper care, so they can have long and healthy lives. We offer routine and emergency care along with surgical procedures for exotic pets.  

Our staff of skilled professionals in Gillette are well-trained in the care of birds, reptiles and small mammals and can give you the information you need to keep your exotic healthy and thriving at home. 

Avian Vet & Exotic Pet Services in Gillette

FAQ's for Exotic Vet Care

At Red Hills Veterinary Hospital, we provide routine wellness and preventive care services for your bird or other exotic pet. Exotic pets can also be seen for medical or behavioral concerns.

  • Wellness & Preventive Care

    Much like cats and dogs, birds and other exotic pets benefit from regular veterinary care to help live a long, happy, and healthy life. Our vets are trained in the unique care and husbandry needs and veterinary treatment of these species.

    During the initial wellness visit, our vet will thoroughly review your pet’s housing, nutrition, and care. A complete and thorough physical exam will be performed. Health screening tests and vaccines will be discussed, and your vet will make the appropriate recommendations for your pet. Our vet will discuss any husbandry, health, or behavior concerns with you and answer any questions you might have. Recommendations will be tailored to the needs of your pet and family.

  • What can I expect at an exotic appointment?

    When you bring your exotic mammal in for a routine exam, we will assess the overall health of your pet. We will perform a thorough physical examination, recommend the appropriate preventive care, and answer any questions you may have about your pet to help ensure their health and longevity.

    If your exotic pet requires complex or specialty care that we do not offer, we will refer you to an exotic animal vet specialist near Gillette.

  • Sick Pet Appointments & Daytime Emergencies

    Birds and other exotic pets with health or behavior concerns can be seen by our vet. If possible, please call  (307) 696-2525 in advance to determine the availability of our veterinarian.

    If we are unable to accommodate your emergency we will refer you to the nearest exotic animal hospital near Gillette.

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  • What is an exotic mammal?

    Exotic mammals are small animals including rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, chinchillas, rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils. Many exotic pets are prey species in the wild and consequently can be very good at hiding the signs of illness until it is quite advanced, which is why preventive veterinary care is so important.

  • What is the avian species?

    The avian species involves any and all things in relation to birds. These small exotic animals have become popular pets for people seeking intelligent, affectionate companions with personality to spare. 

    Our Gillette exotic animal clinic offers beak and nail trims for birds.

  • What are reptiles?

    Reptiles are air-breathing vertebrates. Covered in special skin made of bony plates, hard scales or a combination of both, they regularly shed an outer layer of skin. These can include iguanas, tortoises, lizards, turtles, snakes and more.

    To give your pet reptile the best chance at a healthy life, habitat, and diet must be meticulously maintained. Preventive care is critical.

Exotics We Treat

We provide dedicated exotic vet care in Gillette for many types of exotic pets, including:


Including parrots, finches, canaries, backyard poultry, and others. For avian patients, we exclusively offer beak and nail trimming services.

Exotic Mammals

Including ferrets, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, and others. For exotic mammalian patients, we offer comprehensive regular veterinary services.

Reptiles & Amphibians

Including lizards, turtles and tortoises, snakes, and others. For reptilian and amphibian patients, we offer comprehensive regular veterinary services.

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Red Hills Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Gillette companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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