Urgent Care – Avian and Exotic Pets
ACCESS Los Angeles offers Urgent Care specifically for Avian and Exotic pets
Avian and Exotic pets are often more delicate than dogs and cats and may require more immediate attention for certain conditions. Our urgent care team will provide emergency and urgent care support for your pet when they cannot wait for a scheduled appointment. Our urgent care doctors deal exclusively with exotic patients and work closely with our Avian and Exotics department to provide more complex care if needed.
Species that we treat:
- pet birds
- backyard poultry
- small raptors
- guinea pigs
- small rodents
- most snakes and lizards (no venomous species)
- turtles and tortoises
- freshwater fish
- pigs less than 50lbs
Note: We don’t treat Wild or Good Samaritan rabbits
Common urgent/emergency issues:
- Respiratory signs
- Rabbit GI stasis
- Turtle/Tortoise shell injuries
- Broken blood feathers (birds)
- Cloacal prolapse (birds and reptiles)
- Chickens attacked by predators
Location: ACCESS – Los Angeles
Contact Info: call (310) 558-6100 to get on the Waiting List
Hours of Operation: Seven Days a Week | 12 pm – 10 pm
To arrange a visit with the Urgent Care department, please call us to get on the waiting list. To avoid long wait times at the hospital, we will contact you to arrange your visit for the same or the following day.
If you think your pet is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, don’t contact us and come straight to our hospital.
Exotics Urgent Care FAQs
In the past, the Avian and Exotics department would try to accommodate urgent and emergency cases whenever possible. After hours and overflow cases were seen by our emergency department. From now on, Exotics Urgent Care will handle emergency and urgent cases, and the Avian and Exotics department will handle all scheduled appointments and provide more in-depth and routine care for your exotic pets.
When Exotics Urgent Care is closed, you can bring your pet to our Emergency room at ACCESS – Los Angeles. However, if it’s not a life-threatening situation, we recommend you time your visit when Urgent Care is open so that your pet can be seen by the doctors that work exclusively with exotic pets.
If your pet condition is not life-threatening, call us to get on the Waiting List. A member of our team will contact you to arrange a visit for the same or the following day.
Unfortunately for legal and practical reasons, without an examination, we cannot provide specific medical advice for your pet over the phone.
The initial exam is $115. Additional tests, procedures, medications, foods are extra. We will give you an estimate and discuss your options before proceeding with the course of treatment.