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Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital

The Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital, located in San Diego, California, is a primary care and referral veterinary practice limited to birds and “exotic” animals. The practice is world renown for the innovative and quality care it offers its clients and their animals.

We offer a wide range of services:

  • Routine medical care
  • Wellness exams
  • Full diagnostic, medical and surgical services
  • Emergency on-call services
  • Vaccinations
  • Grooming on a variety of animals
  • Boarding and daycare
  • Wildlife medicine and surgery
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We treat a wide variety of animals

  • Birds of all kinds, large and small
  • Rabbits, rodents, ferrets
  • Hedgehogs, sugar gliders and other “small companion pets”
  • Small primates
  • Small exotic cats
  • Reptiles and Amphibian
  • Fish
  • Insects and spiders
  • Wildlife

Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital
1276 Morena Blvd.
San Diego,California 92110
Telephone:  (619) 260-1412
Fax: (619) 260-1499
Map and Directions

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In case of an emergency
Call (619) 260-1412 and listen to the message for instructions.

Common Avian Emergencies

The critically ill avian patient The most commonly presented avian emergency is that of the critically ill bird. Most often these are birds are found on the bottom of the cage with little if any history of prior signs of illness. The symptoms, visual examination, and initial diagnostics will often ...

Care and Feeding of Rabbits

Rabbits are much more social than people think. For generations, people have pictured rabbits outside in a backyard hutch, due to their habit of defecating whenever they feel the need. On the contrary, rabbits can be trained to use a litter box, just like a cat. This new revelation has ...

Care & Feeding of Hedgehogs

The pet or domesticated hedgehog, commonly referred to as the African Pygmy Hedgehog is an exceptional animals that is easy to care for and friendly if properly socialized. Not a wild species, the pet hedgehog is a hybrid of  two African species (Atelerix algirus) and (A. albiventris). Hedgehogs are classified as insectivorous and in the wild spend ...

Care and Feeding of Ferrets

When they are very young Vaccinations  Kits (young ferrets) should be vaccinated for distemper at 8,* 12 and 16 weeks of age then at one year of age. Reactions to the licenced distemper vaccine are common. Discuss the benefits and risks of vaccination and observe your ferret in the veterinarian's ...

Care and Feeding of Chinchillas

Chinchillas make wildly amusing, playful, as well as loveable pets. A chinchilla with good diet and husbandry can remain in your family anywhere for over 20 years with average life spans over 10 years. The average male chinchilla weighs between 400-500 grams, while the females can reach 600 grams. Chinchillas ...

Care and Feeding of Bearded Dragons and Uromastyx

The bearded dragon and the uromastyx are recognized as wonderful pets due to their calm, easy to handle, domestic nature. Full grown, these lizards may reach one foot in length, making them a moderate and reasonable size. Both the bearded dragon and the uromastyx are colorful, and can be extremely ...

Care and Feeding of Rats

"Why a rat?" is one of the most common questions pet owners are asked when showing off their pets. Some of the answers include the fact that rats are highly intelligent, loving and very social pets. They enjoy being with "their people" as well as with other rats. Many owners ...

Care and Feeding of Iguanas

Iguanas are one of the most popular reptiles purchased from pet shops today. This animal can grow anywhere from 4-6 feet in length, reaching a weight of 10-15 pounds. On average, they live 12-15 years in captivity, however they can live over 20 years if care for properly. Iguanas come ...