Important Pender COVID-19 Update: 

We thank you for your patience as Pender has adapted to a new COVID-19 way of Veterinary Medicine. We will continue to adhere to our Hands Free and Curbside processes until further notice.

When you call the hospital, we appreciate your patience in holding as we are currently experiencing longer than normal wait times, 5-15 minutes. A member of our team will be with you as soon as possible. Please do not hang up; all calls are answered in the order they are received.


Let your Exotic Pet have a Summer Vacation, too!

Published on April 25, 2016

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A summer vacation for you can also be a summer vacation for your pet!

With the summer quickly approaching, I’m sure you have already begun to fantasize about your upcoming vacations. We can all get carried away with the many details of planning that must be done before you even begin to think about packing! Sometimes with all the excitement of the trip, we leave some of the most important details behind – such as who will take care of your furry, feathery or scaly friends. That’s where we, Pender Exotics, come in to make your pet care as worry-free as possible. Let’s take a look at everything Pender Exotics has to offer you and your pet.

State of the Art Boarding Facilities

Our facility provides numerous boarding options for all different species. Our aviary includes multiple size choices for enclosures that can house anything from Macaws to Finches.  The aviary is also temperature-regulated and enclosed to eliminate any variance in air circulation.  For small mammals, we have enclosures that can house ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and many other small rodent species.  We also have a reptile nook where we can board small reptile species and some large reptile species.  If you can name it, we have a spot for your exotics pet!

Experienced Exotics Doctors and Technicians Staffed 24/7

You can rest assured that your pet is in the best care possible with our knowledgeable, caring and compassionate staff at Pender Exotics. Our patient support staff have all been trained in handling, husbandry and daily diets for each species.  As a tip, we recommend bringing in the diet your pet is currently eating but we can also provide many different diets and fresh produce for our patients if needed.  Each cage is cleaned daily, or even twice daily, and each pet’s weight is consistently monitored for healthy eating habits. Our exotics trained veterinarians are on staff 24/7 should any medical concerns arise.

Boarding Requirements

For boarding you will want to make sure your pet is completely up to date with our boarding requirements. These requirements are a safety precaution we take with all our patients to ensure your pet’s health remains the same or even better than when they came into our facility during their stay. We have different boarding requirements for each species, and all are listed on our website

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to stop in for a tour, please do not hesitate to contact us at 703-654-3100. We will gladly go over your pet’s specific boarding requirements and give estimates for health care and/or boarding costs.  We also have convenient hours for drop-off and pick-up that are listed below.  We wish you the best luck in your planning and hope you choose Pender Exotics for your pet’s stay-cation!

Pender Exotics Lobby Hours:

Monday-Friday  7:00am-9:30pm

Saturday              7:00am-6:00pm

Sunday               10:00am-5:00pm

Please call 703-591-3304 if you need special accommodations to drop off or pick up outside the hours listed above.


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