Avian and Exotic Pets

Services provided include initial wellness exams, annual wellness exams, grooming visits (for established patients only), medical and surgical illness exams, daytime work-in and emergency services, and after-hours emergency services (on a limited basis, please call ahead of time if possible). Referred cases are transferred back to the family vet as soon as appropriate.

Avian and Exotic Pet services at Carolina Veterinary Specialists provides dedicated, advanced veterinary care for exotic pets, including:

  • Birds, such as parrots, finches and canaries, and backyard poultry
  • Domestic ferrets
  • Domestic rabbits
  • Pot bellied pigs (also called miniature pigs)
  • Reptiles, including lizards, turtles and tortoises, and snakes
  • Guinea pigs
  • Chinchillas
  • Hamsters and Gerbils
  • Sugar gliders
  • Hedgehogs

Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures include:

  • Endoscopy (laparoscopy, tracheoscopy, gastroscopy)
  • Ultrasonography
  • Computed tomography (CAT scans)
  • 24-hour animal hospitalization
  • Dental surgery
  • Electrosurgery
  • Chemotherapy for exotic pets

Please call 704-949-1100 to schedule an appointment

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Emergencies Until 10:00pm
Please call to confirm availability

Veterinarian for Exotics

Lauren Powers is based out of Huntersville and has limited availability in Charlotte and Matthews – please call for more information.

Lauren Powers
Huntersville