Exotics Pet Care

We are so excited to announce that we have a new veterinarian at our practice who is seeing exotic mammals and reptiles in addition to dogs and cats!

Dr. Stearns joined Day Heights Veterinary Clinic at the end of August 2020. She moved here from Utah, where she practiced for 4 years at an exotics and small animal practice. She has trained with a variety of exotic veterinary specialists and is excited to bring her knowledge and love of exotics to the Cincinnati area.

Some of the more common exotic mammals and reptiles Dr. Stearns has seen include:

  • Rabbits
  • Guinea pigs
  • Hamsters
  • Chinchillas
  • Hedgehogs
  • Sugar gliders
  • Ferrets
  • Rats
  • Mice
  • Gerbils
  • Foxes
  • Bearded dragons
  • Water dragons
  • Iguanas
  • Anoles
  • Leopard geckos
  • Tegus
  • Crested geckos
  • Blue tongued skinks
  • Monitors
  • Uromastyx
  • Chameleons (various species)
  • Boas (various species)
  • Pythons (various species)
  • Corn snakes
  • Hognose snakes
  • Garter snakes
  • Box turtles
  • Russian tortoises
  • Desert tortoises
  • Sulcata tortoises
  • Various aquatic tortoise species

At your appointment, Dr. Stearns will do a full physical exam on your pet, discuss any medical concerns, and go over husbandry questions – including diet, exercise, humidity, temperature, enclosure size, etc.. For most species, we have a specific care sheet for you to take home as well that covers Dr. Stearns’ basic recommendations for your pet.

If you have any questions or concerns about the health or care of your reptile or exotic mammal, give us a call at 513-248-0904 to set up an appointment to see Dr. Stearns!

If you have an exotics emergency after hours, we recommend contacting the exotics department at MedVet Hilliard. Phone = 614-870-0480. Address = 5230 Renner Rd., Columbus, OH 43228.

*We are not currently seeing birds, miniature pigs, or amphibians, but we may be expanding our services to accommodate them at a later date.