Exotic Medicine

Dr. Foreman spearheads the exotics department at Pet Express Animal Hospital which provides primary and emergency services for many exotic pet species. Most exotic pets are prey species and do not show clinical signs of illness until they are very sick. We provide cutting edge veterinary care for your exotic pet. We specialize in advanced surgical procedures, endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. 


Exotic Patients

  • Small mammals: guinea pigs, rabbits, smaller rodents (rats, gerbils, hamsters, and mice)

  • Many reptiles: bearded dragons, snakes, lizards, iguanas, chameleons, turtles, and tortoises)

  • Amphibians (frogs, salamanders, and geckos)

We do not treat venomous snakes.

If your pet is not listed above, please call to discuss. Contact us (954) 653-6868


  • Not eating or drinking

  • Persistent diarrhea or blood in the droppings

  • Straining to urinate, defecate, or pass an egg

  • Lethargy or weakness

  • Unresponsive or inappropriate mental state

  • Seizures

  • Trauma including bite wounds, self mutilation, or fractured bones

  • Active bleeding or recent blood loss

  • Prolapsed tissues

  • Toxin exposure (topical or ingestion)

  • Respiratory distress

  • Bloated abdomen


Frequently Asked Questions

Should I still take my Exotic to the vet if its not sick?

Once a year, you should take your pet in for a check-up. This will include a full physical exam, blood-work and fecal evaluation. Most exotic pet species are masters at hiding symptoms. That being said, regular visits are essential for early indications of illness. During a normal routine visit, the veterinarian will go over many aspects of pet care, discuss ways to detect early disease and minimize preventable illness, and share any new advances in exotic pet care that might benefit your special pet.

Do you groom pocket pets?

Usually Rabbits, and other small companion animals, usually receive nail trims, and the occasional bath.


Book your appointment today with Dr. Foreman!