Reptiles

Reptile vet care including snakes, tortoises, lizards, geckos, bearded dragons and chameleons is a focus of Richmond’s exotic pet vets at Wellesley Animal Hospital. Sick reptiles frequently show the signs that are listed on this page, and you should contact us immediately if you believe your reptile is sick. Our exotic pet veterinarians have many years of experience and provide attentive reptile care at our reptile clinic.

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

Is Your Reptile Showing
These Signs? 
  • Not eating
  • No stool production
  • Diarrhea
  • Swollen limbs or signs of trauma
  • Actively bleeding
  • Lethargy
  • Unresponsive, unconscious or limp
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 

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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

Is Your Pet Showing
These Signs? 
  • Not eating
  • No stool production
  • Diarrhea
  • Swollen limbs or signs of trauma
  • Actively bleeding
  • Lethargy
  • Unresponsive, unconscious or limp

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

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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. http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Reptile-Care-For-Beginners/Best-Pet-Reptiles-For-Children/

How to Transport Your Reptile 

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