Exotic Pets

Welcome to Lancaster Animal Clinic, a veterinary practice serving Lancaster, OH, and the surrounding area. We offer pet care for you exotic pets, from routine preventive care to pet dental. Our team of veterinarian staff is here to provide care for your beloved furry (and scaly) friends.

Exotic Pets


While there's no conclusive definition of "exotic pet," the term generally refers to any animal that is not commonly kept as a pet in mainstream society. This includes animals such as amphibians and small mammals like rodents.

Animals like pocket pets often require specialized care, so choosing a veterinarian with experience treating small pets is crucial. At Lancaster Animal Clinic, we have the ability to care for exotic pets, from pocket pets to other small animals.


Exotic pets can make great companions. They can provide us with hours of enjoyment and offer unique opportunities to learn about other species.

If you're considering adding an exotic pet to your family, we encourage you to do your research and choose a pet that is compatible with your lifestyle. Exotic pets require commitment and dedication, but the rewards of owning one can be great.


There are many different types of exotic pets or pocket pets, and they can generally be classified into reptiles, amphibians, rodents and weasels, and Insects and arachnids.

Amphibians: Amphibians are a class of vertebrate animals that includes frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts. To keep an amphibian as a pet, you will need to provide it with a habitat that includes both land and water. You should handle them with gloves since their skin is very sensitive. You should also wash your hands after handling them.

Reptiles: Reptiles are a class of vertebrate animals that includes snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodiles. They are ectothermic, meaning they rely on external heat sources to regulate their body temperature. They make great pets for people interested in animal behavior, as they are often exhibit a wide range of behaviors.

Rodents and weasels: Rodents are a class of animals that includes rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, and guinea pigs. They are small pets with long tails and sharp incisor teeth.

Insects and arachnids: Insects are a class of animals that includes ants, bees, beetles, butterflies, and flies. Arachnids are a class of animals that includes spiders, scorpions, and ticks. Insects and arachnids make great pets for people interested in the study of insects.

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Keeping pets healthy and happy requires regular vet care. At Lancaster Animal Clinic serving Lancaster, OH, we offer care for your pets. To book an appointment, call us at (740) 687-1591 or visit our website. We look forward to meeting you and your furry (or scaly) friend.


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