Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics
Welcome to the Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics. If you have been looking for specialized care for your bird or exotic pet, look no further! We have you covered. At our unique hospital, we provide care to birds and exotics ONLY—no cats and dogs! We are the only bird and exotic veterinary hospital with two full-time, board certified bird specialist, Dr. Laurie Hess. Dr. Hess and Dr. Michelle Ravich, who, with their associate, Dr. Lauren Thielen, are the only full-time veterinarians in Westchester County who are residency-trained in bird and exotic medicine and surgery.
What Sets Our Veterinary Bird & Exotic Pet Hospital Apart
At the Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics, we provide comprehensive, cutting edge care for birds and exotic pets in NY, CT, NJ, PA, and beyond. We utilize state-of-the-art technology, including digital x-rays, ultrasonography, endoscopy, laser, and electrosurgery, providing the comprehensive care of a large hospital within the personalized setting of a small one.
Our exceptional standards of care set us apart, making us the only American Animal Hospital Association, or AAHA, accredited bird and exotic specialty referral hospital in NY, and only 1 of 5 such hospitals worldwide! We are also the only hospital in Westchester County and surrounding areas that offers emergency phone consultations 24/7/365 for birds and exotic pets.
The Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics was designed and founded by Dr. Laurie Hess, one of about 150 bird specialists in the world, who has 20 years of experience in caring for these special pets. Our facility was designed specifically to meet the special needs of birds and exotics.
Pets We Treat
We treat only birds and exotic pets at our hospital. Our patients include birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters, degus, reptiles, amphibians, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, pot-bellied pigs, wallabies, kinkajous, fennec foxes, opossums, and more!
Exceptional Care for Extraordinary Pets...