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  • Reptile Vet Resource Thread

    This thread is intended as a resource for other hobbyists attempting to find good herp vets in their area. It's not meant for debate, criticism, or a BOI-style review.

    If you have reptile specialist vets you use or know of, that you would feel good using yourself and would suggest to a friend, post them here. Please ONLY make posts with vet data. No discussion, so it's easier for people to find.

    California, Silicon Valley/South Bay Area:

    - Curt Nakamura, Adobe Animal Hospital. 4470 El Camino Real, Los Altos, California 94022 (650) 948-9661

    Be SURE to request Nakamura. Adobe has dozens of vets on staff, he is their reptile expert. He is very in demand and often booked up.

    - Raj Singh, Sunnyvale Veterinary Clinic. 1036 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (408) 736-8296

    Singh is the current owner of the clinic, and the only reptile specialist on staff.
    14th Street Geckos

    Currently working with: crested geckos, gargoyle geckos; Gonatodes albogularis; leopard geckos, pictus geckos; Kenyan Sand Boas

  • #2
    I hope you do not mind me adding this:

    I would copy and paste the vets and their info but for some reason one of the scripts I'm running on firefox isn't allowing that right now.


    • #3
      Florida Herp Vet Connection
      Southwest Florida


      • #4
        Sacramento -

        Madison Avenue Veterinary Clinic - Dr Brick is the bestest
        8520 Madison Avenue, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
        and the zoo


        • #5
          Toledo, Ohio

          Bird and Exotic Pet Wellness Center
          5166 Monroe St # 305
          Toledo, OH 43623-3454
          (419) 843-3137

          They are also the only avian vet in the area, the next closest will be Cleveland and I believe Jackson (or maybe it was Brooklyn) Michigan.

          Other places to look for a vet is They have reptile vets listed by state and city. Obviously not all cities are listed on it, so if you are from a smaller area this may not hel you. So if this doesnt work for you, try finding a local herp society in your area, even if it is an hour away, they will at least be able to help you in your search in finding a local vet for your needs. Also colleges are a good source. If a college near you has a life lab, they will be in need of exotic vets also, so you can always try asking them on who is the closest vet to you. And in a pinch, often avian vets are a good source, avian vets are very specalized, even more so then reptiles. Most often they have enough knowledge to get you through the bumps in the road for health care for your pet, and often have enough strings to pull to get outside sources who are not from the area to consult the situation and how to proceed.
          lets just say I have a lot of stuff



          • #6
            Eastside Avian & Exotic Animal
            13603 100th Avenue Northeast
            Kirkland, WA 98034-5234
            (425) 821-6165

            Their website:
            Both these doctors have treated my lizards and they're excellent with Agamids, geckos and skinks.
            Help! Crested Geckos! 0.1.Leachie, 2.1.1 Gargs, 1.0 Chahoua, 2.1. Blue Tongue Skinks, 1.1. White Lined Geckos, 1.3. African Fat Tails, 2.2.0 Tokay Geckos, 1.0. Giant Day Gecko, 2 tarantulas


            • #7

              Lexington Veterinary Associates
              511 Waltham Street
              Lexington, MA 02421

              Daria Smith, DVM, MS - Chief of Medicine – Our resident exotics expert, Dr. Smith is a graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. With 20 years experience as a small animal and exotics/pocket pet practitioner, Dr. Smith has co-owned Lexington Veterinary Associates since 1994. Dr. Smith is an active member of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians.
              1.1.0 Rhacodactylus ciliatus
              3.0.0 Agalychnis Callidryas (Red-Eyed Tree Frog)
              2.0.0 Litoria caerulea (White's or Dumpy Tree Frog)


              • #8
                So Cal

                Anyone know of any good / recommended herp vets in the Southern California area?
                Skarah 1.2.1 Rhacodactylus ciliatus: Tortellini. Voluta, Fiori. Keeto.
                1.0.0 P. guttatus: Mais.
                2.0.0 Iranian plateau Felis catus: Umbreon, Espeon
                0.1.0 Rattus norvegicus: Bux.
                1.0.0 B. splendens (elephant ear): Gyrados
                0.0.1 Pogona vitticeps: Charmeleon


                • #9
                  Andover Animal Hospital
                  233 Lowell st
                  Andover, Ma 01810


                  Dr. Lincoln and Dr. Clay


                  • #10
                    It won't let me edit my prior post, so I need to let folks know that the clinic/vet I posted has moved/closed.

                    This one instead, Dr. Kamaka is great with geckos.


                    23914 56th Ave. W
                    Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

                    If she is unavailable, Bird and Exotic clinic with
                    Dr. Tracy Bennett
                    4019 Aurora Avenue North
                    Seattle, WA 98103-7809
                    (206) 783-4538
                    Help! Crested Geckos! 0.1.Leachie, 2.1.1 Gargs, 1.0 Chahoua, 2.1. Blue Tongue Skinks, 1.1. White Lined Geckos, 1.3. African Fat Tails, 2.2.0 Tokay Geckos, 1.0. Giant Day Gecko, 2 tarantulas


                    • #11
                      Greater Vancouver Regional District:

                      1. DEWDNEY ANIMAL HOSPITAL
                      Dr. Adrian Walton
                      11965-228TH STREET
                      MAPLE RIDGE, BC V2X 6M1
                      Phone: 604-467-1161

                      2. King George Veterinary Hospital
                      Dr. Sharon Prus
                      902-7380 King George Blvd
                      Surrey, BC V3W 5A5
                      (604) 597-7387

                      3. Eagle Ridge Animal Hospital
                      Dr. Hugh Upjohn
                      2599 Runnel Drive
                      Coquitlam, BC
                      V3E 1S3
                      Phone: (604) 464-3343

                      I have taken various geckos to all three of these vets in the past year and all seemed knowledgable and reptile savvy
                      0.1 R. Ciliatus- Sandy
                      1.0 R. Leachianus- Sativa (Nuu Ami)
                      1.0 DLH Cat- Diesel
                      0.1 Nova Scotia Duck Toller (Coming home soon)


                      • #12
                        Orange County California
                        Serrano Animal & Bird Hospital
                        21771 Lake Forest Dr
                        Ste 111
                        Lake Forest, CA 92630
                        (949) 855-9744

                        Dr. Scott Weldy is very knowledgeable about geckos (and reptiles in general).


                        • #13
                          Danvers Animal Hospital

                          367 Maple St Danvers, MA 01923-1594
                          (978) 774-0045

                          Dr. Caroline Balint:

                          "Dr. Balint was a recent graduate from Tufts Veterinary School when she came to work with us several years ago . She has a strong background and interest in working with birds and exotics. Since her start at the hospital, she has treated everything from guinea pigs to snakes, with her favorite being the Crested Gecko. She enjoys seeing the clients and all their interesting pets!"

                          I've had bad luck with Andover Animal Hospital for reptiles, and they ended up killing a turtle with pneumonia that I brought in.

                          Insect protein-based gecko diet! 28% protein!
                          Black Panther Zoological - also on Facebook


                          • #14

                            These guys are mobile and are fantastic! They are in Portland and surounding areas.


                            • #15

                              MICHIGAN REPTILE VETS