Birds are very skilled in hiding signs of illness. Often times when we first notice signs they are not feeling well, they have actually been sick for a few days. In the wild, birds socialize in flocks and are generally prey species. In order to survive, they must act normally so they do not get cast out of the flock and become more susceptible to predators.
Birds, reptiles, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, snakes and ferrets are all brought to Pender Vet Exotic Animal Hospital to receive the best in exotic veterinary services and care from our specially trained exotics veterinarians and technicians. Founded in 1999 as a department of Pender Veterinary Centre, Pender Exotics and its array of exotic veterinary services have grown with the increasing popularity of exotic pets. Your reptiles, birds, small mammals, or fish may be a bit more unique and unusual than your neighbors’ cats and dogs, and we have an entire team dedicated to giving them the highest standard of exotic veterinary care!
Our mission is to provide exemplary veterinary medicine and patient care in a welcoming environment. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality client service to exceed expectations through effective communication and sincerity of purpose. Our caring and experienced team strives to empower and educate clients, allowing them to make informed decisions and have an active role in their pet’s health care.
"Dr. Torres saved our pet's life as a result of her dedication and conscientiousness. I only wish human care was this good. All of the vets in your exotic animal department, as well as the techs, were beyond exceptional."
Pender Veterinary Centre is honored to partner with the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (FCAS) to promote pet adoption in Fairfax County. Pender provides on-site veterinary care to animals brought to the shelter. In addition, Pender is creating the Pender Pals Membership program providing discount services for pet owners adopting through Fairfax County Animal Shelter.
We reward your choice to adopt a pet from FCAS in two big ways:
Your pet’s first post-adoption exam at Pender is free!
Pets adopted from Fairfax County Animal Shelter receive a 7% discount for life on all Pender products and services.
As an added bonus, your newly adopted pet may have already been seen at FCAS by a Pender veterinarian so we are familiar with your pet and have all medical notes on file.
Partnering with Pender is a win-win for you and your pet; you ensure you have a healthy, happy new pet and you save on veterinary care.