Avian and Exotic Care
Experience in avian veterinary care
Avian and
Exotic Care

Paws and Claws Medical Center is an active member of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian veterinarians, The Association of exotic mammal Veterinarians and The Association of Avian Veterinarians, we offer a wide range of veterinary care to dogs, cats and many exotic pet species, including birds, reptiles and small mammals.

At our Pet hospital located in Miami, we treat a wide variety of small exotic mammals, including ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, sugar gliders and pygmy hedgehogs. These pocket pets require specialized equipment and special skills and knowledge to ensure the best possible care. Ferrets are required to receive rabies vaccines just like cats and dogs while rabbits benefit from spay and neuter procedures.

Most common exotic species that we see

Including parrots, cockatoos, lories, cockatiels, birds of prey, waterfowl, racing pigeons, passerine birds, backyard poultry and more. Avian medicine requires specialized skills and tools to ensure your bird’s safety.

Our veterinary team is experienced in handling and caring for a range of reptiles, such as lizards (bearded dragons, skinks and geckos), chelonians (turtles and tortoises) and snakes. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept venomous snakes as patients.

For other animals, please call to inquire.

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Commonly Performed Services for Exotic Pets in Our Miami Clinic

Routine General Services

  • Wellness examinations
  • Husbandry
  • Nutritional and behavior counseling


  • Complete blood count and biochemistry profile
  • Diagnostic imaging (CT scans, digital x-rays, ultrasound)
  • Endoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Bacteriology and sensitivity
  • DNA sexing
  • Serology for diagnosis of conditions like Chlamydia, Polyoma Virus, PBFD, Aspergillus, Encephalitozoonosis, Mycoplasma, Sendai Virus and others
  • Other diagnostic services not listed here


  • Sedation and anesthesia
  • Soft tissue and orthopedic surgery
  • Lacerations and wound management
  • Rabbit and rodent dentistry
  • In-hospital services
  • Fluid therapy
  • Supportive therapy
  • Additional advanced services

Quality Veterinary Care for your Pet

Paws and Claws Medical Center is proud to provide veterinary care for avian & exotic pets in Miami, Tamiami, University Park, Kendale Lakes, Kendall, Kendall West, The Crossings, Sunset, Coral Gables, Fontainebleau, and the surrounding Miami communities.

If you have any questions about your exotic pet’s behavior, or if you’re concerned about a medical condition, please feel free to give us a call. We’re happy to help keep them healthy in any way we can.

Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed
*Until further notice

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