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Who We Are:

Exotic Vet Care (formerly Birds and Exotics Animal Care) is South Carolina’s premiere avian and exotic specialty practice.  Dr. Biascoechea, board-certified in avian medicine, and Dr. Rainwater treat birds (canaries, finches, parakeets, cockatiels, cockatoos, parrots, pigeons, waterfowl, chickens, birds of prey, and many more), small mammals (rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, chinchillas, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, rats, mice, etc), reptiles (lizards, snakes, turtles, and tortoises), amphibians, and fish.  Both doctors are accredited Category II USDA-APHIS veterinarians.  We accept referral cases from veterinarians throughout the state and surrounding areas.

What We Do:

As a full-service medical and surgical facility we are prepared to provide whole-life care for your pet, from first-time wellness exams to spays and neuters to senior care.  Some of the services we provide most often include:

•Spay and neuter surgeries for rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, sugar gliders and other pets
•Surgical removal of tumors, cancer treatment including chemotherapy
•Deslorelin implants to help treat/prevent ferret adrenal disease and hormonal issues in birds and other pets
•Medical and surgical management of head tilt and chronic ear infections in rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small mammals
•Dental exams, tooth trimming, and management of dental disease for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, squirrels, and other pets
•Medical and surgical management of gastrointestinal stasis in rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small mammals
•Medical and surgical management of reproductive issues and egg-binding in birds, reptiles, and other pets
•Surgical prolapse repair
•Medical and surgical treatment of abscesses in turtles, sugar gliders, guinea pigs, rabbits, and other pets
•Behavioral consultation and dietary conversion for birds and other pets
•Microchipping for all pets

Why See a Specialist?:

The answer is clear: Experience, expertise, and training.

Most family veterinarians are primarily trained to treat dogs and cats, and even though some clinics claim to “specialize in exotics”, this is misleading. Only board certified veterinary practitioners with extensive experience who have passed a rigorous examination can legally be called specialists and are recognized as such by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

When it comes to exotic species, each has its own special anatomy and physiology, and diagnosing and treating their illnesses requires a comprehensive knowledge base. We have devoted ourselves to providing the highest quality of care and avidly pursuing continuing education to keep up with the latest advancements in exotic pet medicine.

When You Are Away:

When you are on vacation, you can rest easy knowing your pet is being pampered in our exclusive boarding facility, where our experienced staff caters to each individual pet’s needs and offers all the comforts of home, and then some! For more info, CLICK HERE.

Hours (by appointment):

Mon – Thurs: 8am – 6pm; Fri: 8am – 5pm; every other Saturday: 9am – 1pm (CLICK HERE for list of open Saturdays)

New Patient History Sheet – click the link to download a helpful intake form. Fill it in and bring it to your appointment.

CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS to 814 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. We service the Tri-county area including Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, North Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville, and Moncks Corner.