Avian and Exotic
We have provided veterinary care for avian and exotic pets at Valley Animal Hospital for over 30 years. We have extensive experience caring for all types of birds, particularly in the psittacine or parrot family. Dr. McFadden carried an ABVP board certification for birds from 1995 to 2005. Dr. McFadden has 30 years of personal experience in breeding a variety of parrots (Lorikeets, Parottlets, African Greys, large Macaws, and Cockatoos), egg incubating, assisted hatching, and surgical sexing. She is a member of the American Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) and the American Federation of Aviculture (AFA). 

We treat a broad variety of snakes, turtles and tortoises, iguanas and other lizards in the reptile family. Other common family pets are in the group “Pocket Pets” – rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, pet rats and other “exotics”. 

The largest exotic we ever treated was an elephant from a travelling circus, but most of our patients are birds, reptiles, rabbits, and other “pocket pets.” We provide surgical, medical and dental care for the wild animal collection of Applegate Zoo: monkeys, bears, mountain lion, bobcats, foxes and deer. 

We would be glad to welcome your exotic pet as our patient and discuss any health concerns with you. Please contact us to schedule an appointment for your pet.