Exotic and Avian Pets

If you are looking for a veterinary hospital with particular interest and expertise in birds or unusual pets, please call us on

02 4955 1833

While we practice the highest standards of veterinary medicine and surgery for our dog and cat patients, we also have a passion for more unusual and exotic pets.  The veterinary care of these unusual and exotic, and avian species has grown dramatically in sophistication over the last couple of decades.  The Sugarloaf Animal Hospital in West Wallsend is at the very forefront of this rapidly advancing field of veterinary medicine.



The veterinarians and support staff at the Sugarloaf Animal Hospital not only have an obsessive interest in the veterinary care of animals such as rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rats and mice, reptiles, and invertebrates, but are leaders and mentors in the veterinary community that cares for these species around Australia.

Dr Jonathon is a past president of the Australian Herpetological Society, and maintains his own collection of reptiles.  And Dr Mark is a founding member of the Unusual Pets and Avian Veterinarians Special Interest Group of the Australian Veterinary Association.  Dr Mark is also been a Member of the Avian Health Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (MANZCVSc) since 1995.

All of the outstanding support staff have additional training and experience with these special patients.

So when it comes to Avian, Unusual and Exotic Pets there is NO veterinary team with greater passion or experience in the Hunter Valley.


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But in addition to this vast cache of interest and experience leading to wonderful human resources, the Sugarloaf Animal Hospital has invested in the specific medical support hardware such as specialised humidified, heated enclosures, an electrosurgical unit, specialised surgical instruments and resources, and small animal-specific ventilator.

The result is that the Sugarloaf Animal Hospital can provide you with THE best veterinary medicine and surgery possible for your avian, unusual and exotic pets.


Sugarloaf Animal Hospital
67 Carrington Street, West Wallsend, Australia 2286
Phone : 02 4955 1833 | Fax : 02 4955 1970
email :enquiries@sugarloafanimalhospital.com.au

Opening Hours : Mon - Fri 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat 8:00am - 12:00pm
After hours available upon request.

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