Exotic Pet Care

Urgent Vets for Pets provides complete life care and urgent care for Poultry, Pocket Pets, Rodents, Reptiles (except venomous snakes), Birds, Fish and Spiders.

Your exotic pet can receive a variety of services from our friendly, experienced and helpful veterinary staff including:

  • Wellness & Preventative Care

  • Chronic Disease Management

  • Mass Removal/Amputation

  • Dental Care

  • Behavioral Consult

  • Critical Care

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Our veterinary team has you covered!

Exotic Pet Care

Exotic pets include small mammals, reptiles, birds. We recommend that all newly acquired exotic pets be kept separate from your other pets for one month after purchase. They should also receive an initial health evaluation by your veterinarian prior to introduction to your other pets. We offer a wide array of wellness services for exotic pets.

Pocket Pets

Pocket pets refer to smaller household pets such as guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, mice, rats, gerbils, and hedgehogs. Each pet is different and requires different care. We will guide you in your pet’s care, provide helpful tips for keeping your pet safe and we offer treatments (such as vaccination, parasite screening, and spay/neuter) to keep your pet healthy.

Meet Dr. Emanuele!

Dr. Ashley Emanuele graduated with a degree in Marine Biology from Roger Williams University before attending NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Ashley spent five years in exotics-exclusive private practice and became North Carolina's first Certified Aquatic Veterinarian. She is passionate about demystifying aquatics and exotics, and making excellent care for these unusual species achievable for all vets.