Exotic Pet Surgery, Anesthesia, and Endoscopy in Charleston, SC

If your exotic pet requires a surgical procedure, Exotic Vet Care offers advanced radiosurgery and minimally invasive endoscopy to help treat them. We also follow strict anesthesia safety protocols to ensure that your pet remains comfortable and safe throughout their procedure.



Performing surgery on birds and exotics poses a variety of challenges, which is why our specialists use equipment designed specifically for exotic species. Exotic Vet Care uses an Ellman Surgitron 4.0 radiosurgical unit for many of its surgical procedures, because radiosurgery is safer than laser surgery and does not burn the tissue.

Additional benefits of radiosurgery:

  • Decreases blood loss
  • Lessens pain and swelling
  • Reduces risk of infection
  • Speeds up recovery
Orthopedic Surgery for Exotics

Orthopedic Surgery for Exotics

Our skilled doctors have experience repairing bone fractures. However, orthopedics for exotic animals is much different from orthopedics for cats and dogs. Every exotic pet must be approached and treated differently, and in some cases, repair may not be possible and amputation may be the best option. Ultimately, we are here to help you make the right decisions for your pet’s care.

How We Administer Anesthesia for Maximum Safety

How We Administer Anesthesia for Maximum Safety

Our veterinary professionals are extensively trained in the latest protocols for administering anesthesia and minimizing anesthesia risks in our patients. Our doctors’ ability to successfully perform complex anesthetic procedures on a daily basis gives us a superior level of experience and knowledge in this area.

  • We use advanced monitoring equipment throughout the surgical procedure to monitor your pet’s vitals
  • We regulate their temperature before, during, and after the anesthesia
  • Our team uses mechanical ventilation to further reduce risk
  • We offer endoscope-guided intubation for pets who may require less conventional techniques


Exotic Vet Care uses a Storz endoscope to see what is going on inside our patients and perform minimally invasive biopsies and other procedures. The endoscope has a camera head that allows our veterinarians to visualize certain areas of the body without having to perform invasive exploratory surgery.

Some other examples of procedures we can do via endoscopy include:

  • Complete visualization of the oral cavity
  • Cloacoscopy in birds and reptiles
  • Diagnostic gastroscopy and cystoscopy
  • Minimally-invasive foreign body retrieval