The Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics

Exceptional care for extraordinary pets

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Dr. Hess founded the Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics (Click here to visit the Veterinary Center website) in 2010 to study and advance the practice of exotic animal medicine; to educate exotic pet owners about the highest quality, comprehensive medical and surgical care for birds and exotic pets; and to establish the most well-respected bird and exotic animal hospital that is recognized by both pet owners and veterinary colleagues as the only place to go for specialized bird care and advanced exotic animal medicine.

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The Veterinary Center is the only American Animal Hospital Association-accredited bird and exotics specialty referral hospital in NY, and the only hospital caring exclusively for birds and other exotic animals in Westchester and surrounding counties.

The hospital cares exclusively for birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, chinchillas, smaller rodents (rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters, degus), reptiles, amphibians, and less commonly seen exotic species such as sugar gliders, hedgehogs, pot-bellied pigs, wallabies, kinkajous, fennec foxes, and opossums (we do not treat dogs or cats).

Everything at the Veterinary Center was designed with the special needs of birds and other exotic pets in mind. Dr. Hess, the Center’s board-certified bird specialist, who is one of only about 150 bird specialists in the world and who served as president of the international Association of Avian (Bird) Veterinarians from 2009-2010, has nearly 20 years of experience in caring for these special pets.

Staff members were chosen based on their previous personal and professional experience with various exotic species. Even now, with their focus on ongoing continuing education, at the Veterinary Center, they make certain they keep up on the latest in exotic animal care, so that they can provide you and your pet with the most current, cutting edge information available.