Bird & Exotic Pet Hospitalization
Whether your bird or exotic pet is admitted to the hospital for illness or for a surgical procedure, the Veterinary Center offers full hospitalization, housing all sick patients comfortably in the hospital in specialized cages designed for exotic species that provide oxygen, heat, intravenous fluids, and nebulized (vaporized) medication, if necessary. These cages are specially designed for exotic species to be escape-proof and fully visible to the vets and staff throughout the day. All patients with contagious disease are hospitalized in a separate isolation area, with its own air duct system, to minimize spread of infection. The ventilation system also has been fitted with a special ultraviolet filter to eliminate airborne pathogens.
At night, after the hospital closes, Dr. Hess is able to see all pets in the hospital from her home via closed circuit Internet cameras; critically ill patients who must be monitored more closely after hours are transported less than half a mile away to the local 24-hour emergency center where the Veterinary Center’s vets are still able to dictate their care. They are then returned to the Veterinary Center the next day. At the Veterinary Center, we aim to make your exotic pet’s hospital stay with us as comfortable, safe, and as short as possible, so that we can send your pet back home to you as soon as possible. Call our vets at (914) 864-1414 to learn more.