Exotic Pet Care

Drs. John Pisciotta and Blair Green are our exotic pet experts at Rye Harrison Veterinary Hospital.

At Rye Harrison Veterinary Hospital, we are experience in the care of,

  • Rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, and other small mammals
  • Snakes, iguanas, turtles, and other reptiles
  • Birds

Dr. Pisciotta is considered one of the nation’s leading experts on exotics including parrots, boa constrictors, guinea pigs, and tortoises. More than half of his clients are exotic pet owners, and he receives many referrals from other veterinarians who suspect that a certain exotic needs a specialist.

Dr. Green also specializes in exotic species and has worked as a volunteer for wildlife care centers in the past. She has also completed specialized training in avian and exotic animal medicine.

Because of our expert exotic animal doctors, our culture at Rye Harrison Veterinary Hospital is extremely exotic-friendly. We know that there are great pets to be had besides cats and dogs and we want to provide the public with information about how to care for creatures with feathers and scales.

Just like cats and dogs, exotic animals should have a yearly wellness examination. In some cases, it can be even more critical for exotics to receive wellness visits because it can be more challenging for their owners to read their body language or subtle symptoms in comparison to more “domesticated” companion animals.

If you would like to schedule an appointment for your exotic pet, or if you would like to ask an expert some questions about how to best care for your rabbit, small mammal, bird, or reptile, please call us to schedule an appointment.

Wildlife Care

Because of our experienced exotic animal doctors we often receive calls regarding wildlife rescue. Although we are not a wildlife rehabilitation facility, our love for all creatures inspires us to help by giving advice to those who stumble across wild animals in need of help, and sometimes provide emergency care to wildlife until they can be moved to a rehab facility.

Please remember that if you come across a baby animal alone, there is no a need to panic. Mothers of wild animals from birds to chipmunks to deer often will leave them by themselves for hours at a time to find food, and the baby will be safe. Please do not remove them from their nest or hiding placeunless you have a reason to believe they are seriously injured, and in that case, please feel encouraged to call us and ask for advice in the specific situation first.

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170 North Street
Rye, NY 10580

Phone: 914.921.2000

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