Small and Scaly, Feathered and Furry

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It can be difficult finding the right expertise for your exotic pet, but at Sandhole Veterinary Centre we have both the qualifications and experience to offer the very best care to these special animals - from the smallest mammal up to the largest snake! 

Bearded Dragon Our team understand the importance of a quiet and calm environment for many exotic species, and our facilities are tailored accordingly. We have dedicated facilities for housing aquatic and semi-aquatic patients, as well as heat and light-controlled  tanks for amphibians and reptiles and a separate ward for birds and small animals, away from the potential noise of our canine patients! 

Our specialist facilities include:

  • Sevoflurane anaesthesia Ducks
  • Ventilator (important for exotic anaestheisa)
  • Specialised tortoise surgical equipment
  • Full range of rodent dentistry equipment, including a high speed diamond burr
  • Specific surgical instruments for exotic species
  • State of the art digital radiography
  • Ultrasound
  • Access to a specialised exotics laboratory 
  • Rigid endoscopy
  • Live Foods
  • In-house blood, urine and faecal testing Tortoise

Preventative healthcare for your exotic pet

We provide a full and varied range of services to help keep your pet happy and healthy, including:

  • Neutering
  • Dentistry
  • Identichipping
  • Ferret vasectomies  Snake
  • Pre and post hibernation checks for tortoises
  • Dietary and husbandry advice
  • Blood testing for general health and to check for infectious disease (e.g. PBFD in birds)
  • Post-purchase check ups 
  • Annual health checks
  • Faecal testing 

Dietary and husbandry advice

It is unfortunate that despite the owner’s best intentions, in our experience as many as 95% of cases of disease in exotic pets are caused by incorrect husbandry.

Chinchilla  That’s why Sandhole Veterinary Centre is pleased to offer free post-consultation appointments with our exotic's nurse. Whether your question is about providing the correct diet for your beloved macaw, creating environmental enrichment for your red-eared terrapin or housing your chameleon correctly, we will be happy to help.

Please call us on 01634 242502 to book your appointment. 

  • Can't praise you all enough. The care and support over the years (I have been a client since you were at the farm around the back!) have been second to none. Amazing staff and care for both animals and humans through the good times and the inevitable sad times. Wouldnt even consider going anywhere else. You have seen all our dogs, cats and rabbits over the years. Keep up the good work!