Veterinarian and Veterinary Dentist Recommendations

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Post   » Fri Jul 30, 2004 2:22 pm

FLORIDA, SOUTH - Weston / Broward County

Indian Trace Animal Hospital
1420 North Park Drive
Weston, FL 33326
Phone: 1 (954) 384-7147
Fax: 1 (954) 384-7317

For After Hours Emergency Care
Call (954) 450-7732 or (954) 920-3556 or (954) 962-0300.

Dr. Greg Rupp, D.V.M.
(Mrs. Penny Kupferberg, D.V.M. if Dr. Rupp is not in town)
Website for Indian Trace Animal Hospital/ SOUTH FLORIDA is:


Post   » Fri Jul 30, 2004 2:34 pm

FLORIDA -- Pompano Beach

Wow! I just took two of my pigs to Dr. Rupp this week.

I have another vet in which to recommend. She did brilliant work on Amee's spay. Dr. Kelleher is on limited office hours since she's just had a baby (which delayed Mr. Snuggles's neuter by a month).

South Florida - Pompano Beach, Broward County

Broward Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital
Dr. Susan Kelleher D.V.M.
611 NW 31st Ave.
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
PH: (954) 968-7171
FAX: (954) 968-8414

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Post   » Fri Jul 30, 2004 2:50 pm

I apologize if this isn't the place for it, but a note about Dr. Kelleher (who I think it a great person excellent bunny vet - she is an integral part of the Miami House Rabbit Society).

When I lived in the area I took guinea pig family who had just been relinquished to me in to see her. They consisted of mom, dad, and five 3 week old babies. I told her they babies were separated by sexes as of that time, and asked her to order Cavy Permormance for me. She told me to make sure I put the baby boys back in with mom a few times a day until they were 8 weeks old because they still needed to nurse (which I did not do), and she told me they didn't need Cavy Performance, though I could feed it if Iwanted to (which I did). She also recommended that I have the sow spayed. I did have boar neutered there and she did a terrific job.

So, I think she may be thinking pigs are a little more similar to bunnies then they actually are.

Here is the website, BTW.

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Post   » Mon Aug 09, 2004 1:32 pm

NEW JERSEY -- Englewood

Dr Lisa Attanasi
34 Sylvan Ave
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
201-461-8651 (phone) 201-461-7769 (fax)
Pager: 201-545-7055 E-mail:

I was very satisfied. Lots of patience with my kids' questions.
Very thorough.

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Post   » Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:17 pm

FLORIDA -- Newberry

West End Animal Hospital
Deborah W. Kemmerer, DMV
They do GP's and also other small animals like ferrets.
They are used by our local GP Rescue and are very good.
15318 W. Newberry Road
Newberry, FL 32669

Supporter in '13

Post   » Thu Sep 02, 2004 3:02 pm


Gloria J. Goodman, VMD
Avian and Exotic Animal Medical Center
3000 Concord Road
Aston, PA 19014

Dr. Goodman has been great with our guinea pigs, and we've been seeing her for 3 years. She treats only birds, reptiles and small mammals, and we see many regular guinea pig patients there. They also offer boarding. Unfortunately, her office is not open on weekends, but sometimes phone messages will be checked by someone on staff that comes in on weekends for boarding animals. One of our pigs had a hay poke eye injury over the weekend, and after hearing our message Dr. Goodman was able to give us the appropriate antibiotics to treat her eye until our appointment. If emergencies are brought in during regular hours she sees them first.
She's very thorough with her regular exams. She knows how to check molars under anasthesia, and she also performed a neuter on our boar, and did a very good job. She's also open to answering a lot of questions from curious pig parents, and she and two of her current techs have a great bedside manner. They also carry Oxbow products.


Post   » Wed Sep 15, 2004 4:18 pm


Animal Hospital of High Park
3184 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON.
M6P 2A3
Phone: (416)763-4200

I've been up there twice now with Sniper to have his teeth done. When I called to book the appointment I asked to speak to a vet first so I could ask questions. Dr Regan very kindly called me back and answered all my questions for me. When I went the first time I saw Dr Lane and the second time, Dr Dawson. They are both very good vets. Everyone in the office is very friendly and helpful. I searched from an exotics vet for a bit and this one was highly recommended by 3 of my local vets.


Post   » Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:21 pm

KANSAS - Emporia

Julie Miller, DVM
East Emporia Veterinary Clinic
608 Exchange, Emporia, Kansas 66801
(620) 343-7682

Julie Miller is their small exotic animals vet, and she is very good with them. She answers questions, and when she doesn't know something, she offers to research it for you. I have also heard great praise for the clinics' other vets from cat and dog owners. There is always someone on call.


Post   » Thu Oct 07, 2004 10:08 am

Boston Area

Dr.Wendy Emerson
374 Boston Road
Putnam Animal Hospital
Topsfield MA
978 887 3836

Dr Connie Orcutt
Angell Animal Medical Center-Boston
350 South Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7282


Post   » Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:23 am


Westside Animal Clinic
262 Mill Street
Worcester, MA

Deb Klingenger, DVM

Fairly knowledgeable, piggie friendly vet.
I wanted them treated for mites without a skin scraping. She was hesitant and asked why. I told her that I understook skin scrapings are very painful and often inconclusive. She agreeed with me and went ahead and treated. They also got a thorough check-up, weighed, nails clipped, and Horace's bottom teeth were trimmed. All for a grand total of $45.00.
There were some things I knew that she didn't and vice versa. She seemed willing to listen and learn.

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Post   » Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:09 pm


Dr. Anthony Pilny
Center for Avian and Exotic Medicine

Opening in December 2004, but in the meantime...

"During construction of our state of the art facility, we will be available to make housecalls or to see appointments at Animal General, 558 Columbus avenue @ 87th street. Call us at 212-501-8750 with questions or to make appointments."

I took Belle to see Dr. Pilny at Animal Medical Center New York when she had her weird eye thing going on. He was very thorough, had an excellent bedside manner. Later, when Florence was having her lymph troubles, he was willing to consult at length via email and had we been able to bring her in to see him (no small feat since we live in central NJ and I was working in midtown), he would have fitted her into his schedule. Sadly, we weren't able to do that, but he provided excellent information and advice during her illness.


Post   » Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:31 pm


Dr. Todd Cecil
Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital
2317 Hotel Circle, South, Suite C
San Diego, CA 92108

Dr. Cecil performed bladder stone surgery on my piggy Oreo back in June. He saw Oreo in the early afternoon and by late afternoon that same day Oreo was having surgery as the doctor knew Oreo was in a lot of pain. Currently Dr. Cecil is working with me to figure out Oreo's soft poo problem. We may finally be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

I really like Dr. Cecil - he knows a lot about piggies.


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Post   » Sun Oct 17, 2004 5:26 pm


Name: Dr. Christopher Keefe, Creeks Edge Animal Hospital
Address: 1325 Route 38
City: Hainesport, NJ 08036
Phone Number: (609) 702-9939

Personal experience: Not only is Dr. Keefe a wonderful vet in general, but he is also experienced and knowledgeable with guinea pigs. At my first visit with him, shortly after I got my boys (brought in for a well visit) he quizzed me about their cage, bedding, diet, etc. This little "pop quiz" increased the conficence I already had in Dr. Keefe (he treated past pets). Also, very kind, and always takes his time with patients/clients to answer all questions.

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Post   » Sun Oct 17, 2004 9:57 pm

Virginia Beach

I know Cara already put them on the list, but I wanted to second what great vets they are. I can't say enough either. They are also great with teeth.

Here is a link to their web-site.


Post   » Fri Nov 12, 2004 9:09 pm


Allpet Veterinary Clinic
(206) 365-1102
1222 NE 145th St
Seattle (Lake City), WA 98155

Dr. Barbara Deeb, DVM

Dr. Deeb is an exotics vet who works with the local guinea pig shelters and sees lots of guinea pigs. She's the one to go to for spay/neuter. She also sees rabbits, ferrets, and even prairie dogs. She's the one I would go to for any surgery and i wouldn't hesitate to make the long 1 1/2 hour drive from Tacoma (rush hour) for serious issues.

Tacoma WA

Jones Animal Hospital Inc PS
(253) 383-2616
3322 S Union Ave
Tacoma, WA 98409

South Puget Sound area exotics vet. Sees reptiles as well as warm and fuzzies and is recommended by the Rabbit Haven shelter as well as local pet stores. I've used them for wellness checks but have not had to yet for serious issues. Rabbit Haven also recommends a few other vets on their site:

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Post   » Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:47 pm

Pembroke Pines
Broward Country

Silver Lakes Animal Hospital
17780 SW 2nd Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
Tel: 954-441-1001
Fax: 954-441-0084

Dr. Greg Rupp and Sarah Tingle



Post   » Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:01 am

Denton County/ Denton
(just north of DFW)

Dr. Rebecca McClannahan
Southridge Animal Hospital
2436 I-35 E. Suite 360
Denton, TX 76205
(940) 891-0611

Dr. Becky has been a wonderful vet, she helped one of my piggies through a very serious URI that lasted almost 6 months. Everything she did was consistent with the advice I had found on this website and I now take all 8 of my animals to see her. I had been looking for a good vet in Denton for a few years, prior to finding Dr. Becky I would travel about an hour away to another vet.

Although they have three Dr.'s on staff, Dr. Becky is the best when it comes to dealing with exotics.
This office allows walk-ins and always gets sick patients in on the same day. They also have a doctor on call for after hour emergencies.

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Post   » Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:06 pm

(30 miles north of West Palm Beach)

Dr. Robert Katz, DVM, MS, CVA
Stuart Animal Hospital
3003 SE Federal Highway
Stuart, FL 34994

(772) 287-2242

Dr. Katz really loves treating exotics, he loves the challenge.

He perfectly neutered Randy in November.

He has treated Cervical Lymphadenitis in my male heard (4 boars). He drained Squirrely's abcesses and knew what antibiotic to give him. He treated the other 3 guys, with CL lumps, with oral antibiotics very successfully.

He is very knowledgable about cavies.

Dr. Katz is very open to all and any printed information I bring to him from Guinealynx or other sites.

I would highly recommend Dr. Katz and am very grateful that he is in our community.

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Post   » Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:04 am


Dr. Robert Wagner
VCA Fox Chapel Animal Hospital
1152 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Phone: (412) 781-6446 Fax: (412) 781-8776

Excellent Exotic's Vet. Is also an associate professor for the University of Pittsburgh, in veterinary; and is the exotic's vet for the Pittsburgh Zoo.

All 14 of my pigs see this man. He is excellent; his staff is accomodating and even though he is only in on a regular basis on Mondays and Thursdays in the evening, he has another office where he can be seen more frequently, and getting an appointment has never been a hassle. They work with you. Nice people, nice place.

Another exotics specialist in this area, but I've had no experience with him is:

Dr. Edward R. Bennett, DVM
All Pet Animal Hospital
5354 Route 8
Pittsburgh, PA 15044
Phone: 724-444-6600
Fax: 724-444-6588

An excellent veterinary emergency clinic, with limited exotics experience, but I have had to use them for my pigs, and was pleased. They are:

Veterinary Emergency Clinic
882 Butler Street, Sharpsburg
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
(412) 492-9855.

Hours: Evenings Monday -- Thursday 8 p.m. -- 8 a.m.; Friday 6 p.m. -- Monday 8 a.m.; and open on holidays.

Other exotics vets that I've found listed for PA in the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians:

David Bessler, DVM
4111 Pine Street Apt. 1R
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Elizabeth Clark, VMD, MS
Quakertown Veterinary Clinic
2250 N. Old Bethlehem Pike
Quakertown, PA 18951
Phone: 215-536-6245
Fax: 215-536-0226

Allison Clemens, DVM
Hickory Veterinary Hospital
2303 Hickory Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Phone: 610-828-6054

Lynn D'Allesandro, VMD
Creekside Animal Hospital
4 SR #309
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Phone: 570-298-0800
Fax: 570-298-0801

Toby Erlichman, VMD
Animal Hospital of Chester County, LLC
1353 Pottstown Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610-692-7561

Aubrey Fitch, Student
2428 Franklin Avenue
Secane, PA 19018
Phone: 610-543-2946

Deborah Flake, DVM
444 Tillie Town Road
Biglerville, PA 17307
Phone: 717-337-2785

Gloria Goodman, VMD
Avian and Exotic Animal Center
4342 School Lane
Brookhaven, PA 19015
Phone: 610-494-2811

Bret Greenberg, DVM
Columbia Animal Hospital
4081 Columbia Avenue
Columbia, PA 17512
Phone: 717-684-2285

Bridget McMahon, DVM
Kutztown Animal Hospital
7 S. Kemp Road
Kutztown, PA 19530
Phone: 610-683-5353

Craig Ott, VMD
Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital
RR 7 Box 7453
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: 570-339-8600

Denise Pleban, DVM
Nothview Animal Hospital
233 Siebert Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412-364-5353

Christine Polaneczky, VMD
Morrisville Veterinary Hospital
822 West Trenton Avenue
Morrisville, PA 19067
Phone: 215-295-5009

Arline Rosenfeld, DVM
Buxmont Veterinary Hospital
393 Langhorne Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19053
Phone: 215-741-0148

Linda M. Stahl, VMD PC
Linda Stahl, M.S., VMD
1601 Pineville Road
New Hope, PA 18938
Phone: 215-794-3379

Linda Stern, DVM
Avian & Feline Hospital
3300 Hartzdale Drive Ste. 108
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Phone: 717-730-3755

David Stelling, DVM
David Stelling, DVM, PA
PO Box 92494
Homestead, FL 33092
Phone: 305-278-2028

Kathy Tracy, VMD
Conchester Animal Hospital
530 Conchester Highway
Boothwyn, PA 19061
Phone: 610-485-6008
[Evangeline notes that this poster does not have personal experience with all of these vets -- Lynx]


Post   » Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:02 pm


Kirkman Road Veterinary Clinics. Inc.

John H. Porter
38 South kirkman Rd.
Orlando , Fla. 32811


Hes a memebr of
American Vet. Medical Association
Florida Vet. Medical Association
Central Florida Veterinary Medical Association.
Association of Avian Vets.

Serving Orlando since 1982

Full service Health Care Including :

He Is Dogs Cats Exotics

Is a great listener, and will discuss anything, he spent a lot of time with me, and he did exams on both my boys and only charged one office visit. He clipped nails, checked bums, cleaned ears, teeth, lungs, he checked whole bodies.

Office visit without labs and x-rays, or anesthesia is 38.00
(set price)

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