Exotic and Bird Specialty Care

Your unique pet has unique needs. We can help.

Your exotic pet has unique needs – habitat, nutrition, handling, environmental, and veterinary care – and unique needs require unique care. Our team delivers excellence in specialized healthcare for exotic pets — from rabbits, chinchillas, and ferrets to guinea pigs, birds and reptiles, all are welcome.

Our entire team of healthcare professionals looks forward to caring for all of your pet’s unique healthcare needs. Our comprehensive services include wellness care that’s designed to keep your pet healthy, while critical care services help ailing pets. From wing clips to advanced dental procedures, and everything in between, we’re dedicated to keeping your pet healthy, pain-free and happy.

Founded by Dr. Michael Dutton in 2000 and located at both Hopkinton Animal Hospital and Weare Animal Hospital, the Exotic and Bird Clinic of New England is a vital resource for both pet owners and referring veterinarians.

Our Avian, Reptile, and Exotic Veterinary Specialists

Dr. Dutton is the first AVMA board certified specialist in the world in four specialties with a Canine and Feline Practice Specialty, Avian Practice Specialty, Exotic Companion Mammal Practice Specialty, and a Reptile and Amphibian Practice Specialty. He is also a Certified Aquatic Veterinarian (CertAqV).

Dr. Dutton’s contributions to the exotic pet community have drawn other skilled veterinarians to the practice and he is extremely proud of his team.

Dr. Dominique Peel is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Exotic Companion Mammal Practice.

And also Dr. Julianne Richard, who completed a specialty internship and residency in zoological medicine with a special focus in exotic pets at The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine of Tufts University. She is a Certified Aquatic Veterinarian (CertAqV) and is currently working on obtaining diplomate status in the American College of Zoological Medicine.

All our exotic pet veterinarians are Certified Fear Free Avian Professionals.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Skill and Experience

The Exotic and Bird Clinic of New England volunteers its services for wildlife rehabilitators, the NH Audubon (www.nhaudubon.org), and the NH Fish and Game Department. While repairing the wing of a bald eagle is pretty cool, the experience this wildlife care provides the team is invaluable. The team can explore medical care options without limitations. Caring for an injured fox teaches care for other small mammals; handling endangered and threatened snakes gave the staff confidence in handling reptiles. The team has performed orthopedic surgeries on hundreds of raptors allowing many of them to be released back to the wild.

Adding this experience to the team’s on-going education gives your exotic pet a team skilled and experienced like no other.