The Exotic Animal Clinic


The exotic animal clinic offers specialized veterinary care to small mammals (rabbits, ferrets, rodents, hedge hogs), Vietnamese pigs, exotic birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates, as well as to animals from zoological societies, during regular hours as well as for emergencies. The CHUV is the only veterinary establishment in the province of Quebec to offer specialized emergency services for small mammals and exotic animals 24 hours a day, 365 days a week.

The staff at the exotic animal clinic works closely with the many other services offered at the CHUV such as medical imaging, ophthalmology, animal behavior, surgery and anesthesiology to allow the highest quality of care to our patients. This collaboration between services allows an animal to be evaluated by specialists in precise areas of veterinary medicine while still being cared for by veterinarians with an expertise in exotic animals and small mammals.

Please take note that any questions concerning wildlife must be addressed to the Centre québécois sur la santé des animaux sauvages and questions regarding birds of prey, to our Clinic for birds of prey.

  • Emergencies
  • Preventive medicine
    • Physical exams
    • A complete review of the environment, diet, and daily management
    • Grooming procedures such as wing, beak and nail or hoof clipping
    • Microchipping
    • Vaccination
    • Routine surgeries (spay and neuter)
  • Specialized care
  • Breeding exams
  • Behavioral approach for birds
  • Treatment of dental disease in rabbits and rodents
  • Rigid and flexible endoscopy
  • Microsurgery

Patients at the clinic benefit from a hospital area exclusive to the exotic species and isolated from the area destined to dog and cat care, allowing for their wellbeing and tranquility. This area is composed of a large working space, a surgical suite and procedures room as well as three consultation rooms including one with its own ventilation system therefore allowing the isolation of potentially contagious animals.

  • Dr. Jacobo Romano Noriega
  • Dr. Lydie-Amy Leclerc
  • Dr. Gabrielle Marolles
  • Dr. Aziliz Norroy
  • Dr. Marianne Parlange
  • Dr. Olivia Roose
Veterinary Technician