Opening June 28, 2021!

We will be closed Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.

Exotic Pet Clinic of Santa Cruz

We’re devoted exclusively to exotic pets.

Exotic Pet Clinic of Santa Cruz

We’re devoted exclusively to exotic pets.

Exotic Pet Clinic of Santa Cruz

We’re devoted exclusively to exotic pets.

About Us

The Exotic Pet Clinic is Santa Cruz’s first veterinary hospital devoted exclusively to exotic pets. Our highly trained staff provides our patients with advanced medical, surgical, and wellness services.

Reptiles

Rabbits

Rodents

Birds

Services

Our veterinarian Dr. Stern has extensive experience in exotic animal medicine, and is board-certified in exotic companion mammal practice. Our highly trained staff provides patients with advanced medical, surgical, and wellness services in a peaceful and calm environment free from dogs and cats.

Meet Dr. Stern

Hilary Stern DVM DABVP is the founder and owner of the Exotic Pet Clinic of Santa Cruz, the county’s first animal hospital devoted exclusively to the care of exotic pets. There are about 30 boarded exotic companion mammal veterinarians in the world, and Dr. Stern is one of them. She is the only veterinarian in California with this certification. For more information, see American Board of Veterinary Practitioners | The Standard of Excellence in Veterinary Care (abvp.com).

Our Hospital Features

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In-house diagnostic capabilities including complete blood counts, chemistry panels, cytology, fecal analysis, and ultrasound.

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A high-frequency digital x-ray machine for taking excellent radiographs of smaller pets.

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Radiosurgery, a technology that causes less damage to tissues than laser or electrocautery.
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Specialized monitoring equipment to make anesthetic procedures as safe as possible.
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Surgical tools and techniques designed specifically for exotic pets.
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Dental care for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and rats.