Veterinarians: Florida

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  • Care Animal Hospital
    511 East Bloomingdale Avenue
    Brandon, FL 33511
    Phone: (813) 684-PETS (7387)
    Fax: (813) 681-4919

    Dr. Wendt is the only exotic vet there now. Dr. Rubenstein was the one that did the abscess surgery and whatnot with Sue, but Dr. Wendt was the one that was able to point us to Blue Pearl.
    Contributed by: Cramer - 1/23/2013, 7:56 pm
    Website verified: March 5, 2016; however, Dr. Wendt is not listed as Staff on the website.
Davie / Pembroke Pines / Broward Country
  • Extra Care Animal Hospital
    Dr. Greg Rupp
    Dr. Sarah Tingle

    950 South Flamingo Road
    Davie, FL 33325

    Phone: (954) 370-0203

    They are EXCELLENT!
    Contributed by: babydolleyes15 - 12/14/2004, 5:47 pm
    Website verified: March 5, 2016; however, neither Dr. Rupp nor Dr. Tingle are listed as Staff on the website.
Deerfield Beach
  • Broward Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital
    Susan Kelleher DVM
    1101 S. Powerline Rd.
    Suite 108
    Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

    Phone: (954) 968-7171

    [Dr. Schneider] 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).
    Contributed by: ChadWPB - 7/30/2004, 1:34 pm
    Website verified: March 5, 2016
  • The Bird & Exotic Hospital, Inc.
    Vanessa Rolfe, DVM
    6147 Lake Worth Rd.
    Greenacres, FL 33463

    Phone: (561) 964-2121
    Fax: (561) 649-7820

    Vanessa sees GP's at her practice and has had a small 'herd' of them herself at one time and has been practicing vet med on exotics (including guinea pigs) since 1991.

    Vanessa writes: "Our general focus is on well-pig care and we try as much as possible to have people bring pigs in before problems. I tend to focus on internal medicine as well. Surgery is not performed as much mainly because the majority of people who bring in pigs only when they are sick enough to notice, are generally not anticipating the financial investment that more intensive therapy like surgery entails (unfortunately the pet stores sell pigs as low-maintenance pets that 'never have to see the vet'), so we end up with them declining surgery and wishing palliative care, medical therapy (such as attempts to deal with ovarian cysts with hormones rather than spaying). I have performed several cystotomies, abdominal tumor removals, and several urethral endoscopic procedures trying to track down a stone or bladder/ urethral polyps. We do end up neutering quite a number, and doing a lot of dental procedures due to improper diet (low fiber, low vitamin C).

    "The hospital I have been in for the last year just used to be birds so the mammals are only now starting to trickle in. My hospital in Virginia before, used to see several pigs per week as well as a lot of other rodents and lots of rabbits.

    "I used to breed pigs as a young veterinary student. I am proud to say I may have been the instigator for Oxbow to create Critical Care, by giving the person who did all the work to put it together, the idea that this product was needed for the small herbivore. We are a proud distributor of Oxbow products."
    Contributed by: Vanessa Rolfe 8/23/05
    Website verified: March 5, 2016
Maitland (Orlando area)
  • Lake Howell Animal Clinic
    Dr. Orlando Diaz-Figueroa
    856 Lake Howell Road
    Maitland, FL 32751

    Phone: 407-628-8000

    Dr. Diaz was recommended to me by Dr. Porter of Kirkman Road Veterinary Clinic when it became clear that my six-year-old Shakira needed to be spayed. He is an avian/exotics specialist who is well-experienced with surgery. He required a pre-surgery checkup including an x-ray, and spent lots of time with me answering questions about the procedure. Did a wonderful job on the surgery, and now, at only a week after the op, if you didn't see Shakira's tummy you wouldn't know she had a spay at all. She is looking and acting that normal. Exam fee is a bit more pricey than most at $65.00 per office visit, but the top-notch care is worth it. Great vet, and I absolutely recommend him.
    Contributed by: Merry - 7/7/2009, 10:33 am
    Website verified: March 5, 2016
  • West End Animal Hospital
    Dr. Deborah Cottrell (formerly Kemmerer) DMV
    15318 W. Newberry Road
    Newberry, FL 32669

    Phone: (352) 472-7626

    They do GP's and also other small animals like ferrets.
    They are used by our local GP Rescue and are very good.
    Contributed by: kokieandPbsMom - 8/20/2004, 9:17 pm
    Website verified: March 5, 2016
  • Kirkman Road Veterinary Clinic Inc.
    John H. Porter
    38 South Kirkman Rd.
    Orlando , Fla. 32811

    Phone: (407) 434-1840

    [He] 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).
    Contributed by: kellyjo - 2/18/2005, 2:02 pm
    Website verified: March 5, 2016
Stuart / (30 miles north of West Palm Beach)
  • Stuart Animal Hospital
    Dr. Robert Katz, DVM, MS, CVA
    3003 SE Federal Highway
    Stuart, FL 34994

    Phone: (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 herd (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 Guinea Lynx or other sites.
    I would highly recommend Dr. Katz and am very grateful that he is in our community.
    Contributed by: Barbara Osborn - 1/10/2005, 12:06 pm
    Website verified: March 5, 2016
South Florida
  • Exotic Pet Veterinary Services
    House Calls for Avian and Exotic Animals
    Dr. Renata Schneider DVM
    PO Box 814886
    Hollywood, FL, 33021

    Phone: (954) 458-8639

    [Dr. Renata Schneider is] another good vet in the South Florida area. She is the one I worked with when Wembly was ill. She is very kind and knowledgeable.
    Contributed by email: emilythegreat - 6/13/2010
    Website verified: March 5, 2016
  • BluePearl - Tampa
    Tampa page
    Open 24/7 For Pet Emergencies
    3000 Busch Lake Blvd
    Tampa FL 33614

    Phone: (813) 933-8944

    Drs Shakeeri (probably spelling that wrong) and Lightfoot are the exotic vets there, and both have been taking care of Sue.
    Contributed by: Cramer - 1/23/2013, 7:56 pm
    Website verified: March 5, 2016; however, neither Dr. Shakeeri or Dr. Lightfoot are listed as Staff on the website.
Weston / Broward County
  • Indian Trace Animal Hospital
    Dr. Greg Rupp, D.V.M.
    1420 North Park Drive
    Weston, FL 33326

    Phone: (954) 384-7147
    Fax: (954) 384-7317

    (Mrs. Penny Kupferberg, D.V.M. if Dr. Rupp is not in town)
    Contributed by: babydolleyes15 - 7/30/2004, 1:22 pm
    Website verified: March 5, 2016; however, neither Dr. Rupp nor Mrs. Kupferberg are listed as Staff on the website.

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