Exotic Animal Patients

Dr. Merkwan

Dr. Merkwan has exotic pet expertise.

At Farnam Pet Hospital, we care for patients of all sizes, from dogs, cats, pot-bellied pigs, fish, reptiles, birds, to exotic companion mammals such as rabbits and hamsters. Our philosophy is that all animals deserve the same level and quality of care, no matter what species they are, and we are equipped to handle any situation that your animal pets may need. Dr. Merkwan, our primary exotic animal veterinarian, has spent additional time and training to become a veterinarian who is able to see and take care of all species of animals. He is currently a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, and the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians. 

Exotic Animal Species Seen at Farnam Pet Hospital:

  • Avian (birds of all species and sizes)
  • Amphibians¬†(frogs, toads and salamanders)
  • Chelonians (turtles and tortoises)
  • Exotic Companion Mammals (rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs, degus, ferrets, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, etc.)
  • Fish (fresh and salt water)
  • Invertebrates
  • Pot-Bellied Pigs
  • Reptiles (snakes, and lizards)

Exotic Animal Services:

  • Wellness Examinations
  • Vaccinations (for ferrets)
  • Habitat/Enclosure Consultations
  • Sick Pet Examinations
  • Emergency Services
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Hospitalization
  • Aquatic Pet Services (examinations, diagnostic and therapeutic services)
  • Surgery
  • Grooming
  • Behavioral Consultations
  • Home Visits (please call to see availability)
  • Health Certificates
  • Hospice Care and Humane Euthanasia
  • Microchipping
  • Boarding (please call to check availability)

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have for the services that we provide.