Reptile Vet Care

Let our reptile vets provide care for your snakes, tortoises, lizards, geckos, bearded dragons and chameleons in Richmond, Virginia at Wellesley Animal Hospital in the Short Pump Area.

Call 804-364-7030

Is Your Reptile Sick

  • Not eating
  • No stool production
  • Diarrhea
  • Swollen limbs or signs of trauma
  • Actively bleeding
  • Lethargy
  • Unresponsive, unconscious or limp


Here are a few of the reptiles our exotic pet veterinarians typically see. We have provided you with care guides to help you determine if one of these reptiles will make a good pet and how to care for them.

Our exotic pet veterinarians have many years of experience and provide attentive reptile vet care at our reptile clinic. Schedule a wellness exam or contact us immediately if your reptile shows any signs of sickness.

Wellesley Animal Hospital located in Richmond VA
Wellesley Exotic Pet Vets are located in Wellesley Animal Hospital in Short Pump in Richmond VA

Bearded Dragon at Wellesley Exotic Pet Vet

Bearded dragons are lizards that are native to Australia. They live in rocky and arid regions of the country and are adept climbers. In the wild, they can be found on branches, basking on rocks, and staying cool in bushes and other shaded areas.

Bearded Dragon Care

leopard gecko treated at Richmond, VA

Leopard Gecko

Leopard geckos are lizards native to Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan where the terrain is dry and rocky.  The geckos live on and under the ground and are nocturnal.

Leopard Gecko Care 

Royal Ball Python at Wellesley Exotic Pet Vet Richmond

Ball Python

The ball python (Python regius), also known as the royal python, is a python species found in sub-Saharan Africa. Like all other pythons, it is a nonvenomous constrictor.

Ball Python Care

Don’t See Your Species? Call  804-364-7030

How to Transport Your Reptile 

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Reptile Vet Care

Welllesley Exotic Pet Vet of Richmond provides herp veterinarian services. Our reptile vets focus on a providing lizard care, snake care and tortoise care. We would like to see your exotic pet to perform a reptile wellness exam.

Richmond’s lizard and reptile vets are experienced with a variety of species including: bearded dragons, chameleons, iguanas, leopard geckos, crested gecko, corn snake ball python, red-footed tortoise, Russian tortoise, leopard tortoise, red-eared slider, painted turtle, and musk turtle.

Are you considering purchasing a reptile for your child or yourself? Here’s a great resource to review before you purchase.