Up until just recently, people did not have a local veterinarian available to assist them with their exotic pet care. All the turtles, hampsters and bearded dragons would have to be seen in Escondido, a 30 minute commute from Valley Center, over the grade.

Our exotic pets including iguanas, birds, rats and bunnies all have unique medical and surgical needs. Their nutrition and physiology are complex. They are very vulnerable to their environment therefore proper husbandry practices are key to their health. It is imperative your veterinarian has experience treating these pets when they need veterinary care. From beak and nail trimming in amazons – to spaying and neutering rabbits – to mammary tumor removal in rats – we can help you here at Valley Center Veterinary Clinic.

Our exotic vet, Dr. Brian Mendez, has extensive experience treating these species. He obtained his veterinary degree from the University of Glasgow in Scotland and he worked with livestock, wildlife and exotic pets. When the company Petco needs veterinary care for their exotic species in their stores, they call Dr. Mendez. He not only offers exotic pet medical and surgical care, but also dental and preventative care as well.

Please contact us to schedule your next visit for your exotic pet friend. Come where they will be understood, and properly cared for by people with compassion and experience.