Our Avian & Exotics department at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital has extensive training in the care and medicine of all reptile species. Reptiles can be unique and wonderful pets, and can thrive in captivity with proper housing and care. We offer in-hospital consults as well as house calls for all non-venomous reptiles. Reptiles can get a wide variety of infectious diseases, nutrition-related problems, and other health issues that are unique to these unique animals. Annual exams are recommended for most species.
For some basic information on care and husbandry of common pet reptiles, please see the following information sheets:
- Bearded dragons
- Box turtles
- Carnivorous Lizard Care and Husbandry (Savannah Monitor/Argentine Tegu)
- Leopard geckos
- Water turtles
- Uromastyx (Spiny-Tailed Lizards)
If you have any questions or concerns about your pet reptile or would like to schedule an appointment for your pet, please call VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital at (310) 473-2951.