Exotic Pets

Meet Rachel, our dedicated exotics vet with a passion for wildlife health. Rachel holds a Masters in Wildlife Health from London Zoo and is certified in Avian Wildlife Health from Otago Polytech. With her extensive training and experience, she specialises in providing exceptional care for a diverse range of exotic animals, including frogs, lizards, and birds, alongside more traditional pets like rabbits, rats, and guinea pigs.

Rachel's expertise extends beyond the ordinary, making her sought after for referrals from other clinics. Whether it's a delicate lizard or a beloved guinea pig, Rachel ensures that every patient receives the highest level of attention and care.

You can find Rachel operating part-time at our Victory clinic, where she warmly welcomes new clients seeking her expertise. Additionally, our team includes trained exotics nurses who work alongside Rachel to provide comprehensive care for your pets.

Wanting to send through a referral? Click here and fill out our referral form. 

Read on for a list of services we offer for each species.

Avian Patients (Pet Birds)

  • Regular check-ups, nail trims, and wing trims
  • Diagnostic procedures such as blood tests, X-rays, endoscopy, and faecal samples
  • Specialised inpatient care for sick birds, including nebulisation and incubation
  • Surgical interventions including soft tissue procedures, orthopaedics, and beak reshaping


  • Routine check-ups, nail trims, hygiene trims, and vaccinations
  • Management of ileus/gut stasis
  • Surgical procedures including spaying, neutering, soft tissue surgeries, and orthopaedics
  • Diagnostic workups involving blood tests, X-rays, ultrasound, endoscopy, urine, and feacal samples
  • Ear examination with scoping
  • Cardiac evaluations
  • Dental care
  • Specialised inpatient care for sick rabbits, including nebulisation and incubation

Pocket Pets (Guinea Pigs, Rats, Chinchillas, Mice)

  • Routine check-ups and nail trims
  • Diagnostic tests like blood work, X-rays, and feacal samples
  • Management of complex respiratory conditions
  • Surgeries including spaying and neutering
  • Specialised inpatient care for sick pocket pets, with services such as nebulisation and incubation
  • Dental care

Reptiles (Turtles, Tortoises, Lizards)

  • Routine check-ups and nail trims
  • Diagnostic workups including blood tests, X-rays, ultrasound, endoscopy, urine, and feacal samples
  • Evaluation and treatment of reproductive diseases and metabolic bone diseases
  • Surgeries such as spaying (for lizards only)
  • Pre-brumation assessments

Amphibians (Frogs, Axolotls)

  • Routine check-ups
  • Diagnostic tests such as blood work, X-rays, and cytology
  • Surgical interventions

Aquatic Species

  • Routine consultations
  • Diagnostic workups
  • Surgical interventions

Additionally, we offer humane euthanasia services and post-mortem examinations for any exotic species.

We also provide care for sick and injured native wildlife, including Kereru, Tui, Gulls, Pukeko, Hawks, Owls, etc.