Exotic Veterinarian in Colorado Springs, CO

While most people visit us at Crossroads Animal Hospital with their dogs and cats, we get the joy of serving as an exotic veterinarian to many other types of pets as well. From small and furry to feathered and scaled, every pet needs ongoing medical attention and can experience problems with illness or disease. Lizards, rabbits, turtles, birds—let us help you make sure all of your beloved critters get the care they need to stay healthy and happy.

Small Mammals and Pocket Pets

Often referred to as pocket pets, small animals like hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets, and rabbits have made their way into the homes of many. These fun creatures do need vet care from an exotic veterinarian just as larger mammals like dogs and cats. These smaller mammals are typical prey in the wild, so they tend to hide health issues and injuries extremely well. Your pocket pet may need a checkup at least annually, but the vet can also help with:

  • Vaccinations
  • Nutritional and housing recommendations for good health
  • Behavioral problems
  • Spay and neuter (some small mammals only)

 Exotic Veterinarian in Colorado Springs, CO


Our feathered pets can bring so much joy with their intelligence and social personalities. But birds can need more than the average pet, even when it comes to vet care. A good plan for avian care should include:

  1. An annual physical examination including bloodwork to check for illness
  2. Regular grooming, such as nail trims or beak coping
  3. Nutritional counseling and monitoring
  4. Monitoring and treating for parasites as needed


Reptiles like turtles, salamanders, geckos, and snakes should get an exam with an exotic veterinarian once annually. These visits give the vet the chance to check for things like skin problems, respiratory issues, proper weight, and more. However, an annual visit gives you the chance to discuss things like diet and enclosures. Some things the annual reptile checkup may involve include:

  • Fecal tests to check for parasites
  • Blood tests to monitor for harmful conditions
  • Oral exams to look for inflammation or infection in the mouth

Take Care of Your Exotic Pet with An Exotic Veterinarian in Colorado Springs

If you have an exotic pet, having a good exotic veterinarian to help you with their care is so important to their overall well-being. Reach out to us at Crossroads Animal Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO to schedule an appointment for your exotic pet.