Wellesley Exotic Pet Vet Is Located At Wellesley Animal Hospital

8:00 AM is our new OPEN time – Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wellesley Exotic Pet Vet Is Located At Wellesley Animal Hospital

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Who We Are

Welllesley Exotic Pet Vet is Virginia's avian and exotic veterinarian, focusing on birds like cockatiels, parrots, parakeets; reptiles like iguanas, chameleons, lizards, snakes; mammals like, rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pigs; amphibians like frogs, toads, salamanders; ornamental fish and invertebrates.

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What We Do

Offering medical and surgical services like wellness veterinary exams, dental care, spays, and neuters; Wellesley exotic pet veterinarians provide complete life care for your avian, reptile or small mammal. Hospitalization is also provided.

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Hours & Location

Mon-Fri 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Closed Sundays & Holidays

Wellesley Animal Hospital
3430 Lauderdale Drive
Richmond, VA 23233

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Reptiles, Avian and Small Mammals

Parakeets, parrots, canaries, cockatiels, doves, finches, chickens, etc.


Snakes (non-venomous), lizards, chameleons, turtles, geckos, bearded dragons, etc.


Lop rabbits, American sable rabbits, Angora rabbits, dwarf rabbits, etc.


Siamese ferrets, black sable mitt ferrets, black sable ferrets, cinnamon ferrets, etc.


Hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, rats, mice, chinchillas, etc. (also known as pocket pets)

Small Mammals

Exotic Pets Veterinary Services in Virginia

If your exotic pet has an emergency during
REGULAR business hours, call us at
Regular Business Hours
M-F 8:00 am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 12:00pm
For AFTER HOURS emergencies,
visit one of these animal hospital options.

After Hours Emergency

Located in Richmond, VA in the Short Pump Area near Henrico and Glen Allen, Wellesley Animal Hospital provides medical, surgical, preventative, and dental care to rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas, birds, parrots, chickens, rats, turtles, snakes, lizards, chameleons, ferrets, amphibians, and more.

Avian and exotics are met in a special waiting room and are examined in their own rooms that are segregated from our dogs and cats at Wellesley Animal Hospital.

One of our experienced exotic animal vets who focuses on exotic pets will assess your exotic pet and information.

Testimonials from Exotic Pet Owners

  • Holy cow am I sold on this animal hospital for my aviary needs. I have never experienced such care, confident and skilled folks. The compassion shown is above any others I've been to. But I was truly at ease once the vet examined my little chicken and knew exactly what was wrong and exactly what procedure to perform. I can't thank them enough!

    Little Chicken
    Compassionate & Skilled
  • It was my first visit today for my new Senegal parrot and I love this office. I was really impressed with the kindness and professionalism of Dr. Allie and the entire staff. I know my bird is in great hands!

    Senegal Parrot
    Professional & Kind
  • I took my injured cockatiel to Wellesley. They were very caring, talking with me on the phone and calling to follow up after he was seen. Would definitely recommend!

    Injured Cockatiel
    Definitely Recommend
  • I took my daughter's Chinese Water Dragon in for a checkup and diagnosis. The entire staff had a friendly and caring attitude. Dr. Haile examined Michael and explained, in layman's language, what was wrong, what the treatment options were, and asked, not told, which treatment I wanted for Michael. One day later, Michael's appetite has returned, physical activity has increased, and she is bright and alert. My THANKS to the entire staff!

    Layman's Language
    Chinese Water Dragon
  • I have a sick ferret and I was unhappy with the diagnosis from a different vet. They took me in as an emergency during the day (our little guy didn’t look good at all! ). They were so professional and friendly and I immediately felt that I had made the right decision by bringing our little ferret to this new Doctor. She was amazing and so caring! I can’t say enough about this veterinary hospital.

    Sick Ferret
    Professional & Caring
  • I would give this place 6 stars if I could, I can't recommend this place enough. Between how competent the staff was in answering any question I had and the outpouring of care and support when one of my favorite pets was at the end of her life, I have never gone to a clinic that has been there for me like Wellesly has. Dr. Lucy and the amazing team of vet techs that helped me were a godsend and I can't thank them enough

    Amazing Team is a Godsend
    6 Stars
  • Had a great experience with Dr. Lucy with my two Guinea pigs! She was very knowledgeable and sweet to our little piggies.

    Little Guinea Piggies
    Great Experience

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8:00 AM is our new OPEN time – Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm