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Avian and Exotics

Are you the owner of one or more exotic pets or avian creatures? If you’re in the Jackson, TN area, and you’re wondering where you can bring your pet for veterinary care, look no further than North Madison Animal Hospital. Serving the greater Jackson area, we are proud to offer a wide range of preventative treatment and emergency care services to suit your needs. 


We Help a Variety of Animals 

You’ll be pleased to know that we provide routine care to the following exotic pets: 

  • Hamsters
  • Ferrets
  • Gerbils
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Chinchillas
  • Mice/Rats
  • Rabbits
  • Sugar Gliders
  • Lizards
  • Amphibians including frogs
  • Tortoises and turtles
  • Snakes
  • All types of pet birds

We don’t provide services to venomous snakes, pot-bellied pigs, non-human primates, or wildlife. 

Services Offered at North Madison Animal Hospital

There are numerous services that our veterinarians provide. We have staff members who are trained specifically to work with exotic animals. 


We can evaluate the dental health of small mammals. Our vets perform extractions, abscess debridement, adjustments on a routine basis, trims, prophylaxis, ultrasonic scaling, and more. 

Imaging Services 

We conduct radiography to evaluate and help with the diagnosis of medical problems. 


Our staff performs all necessary surgical procedures for reptiles, birds, and small mammals. You may also opt for radio frequency-modulated surgery if this is feasible for the situation. 

Some of the surgeries that are conducted in our hospital on exotic animals include the following: 

  • Spaying and neutering (ovariohysterectomy and orchidectomy)
  • Orthopedic surgery is performed in a limited fashion 
  • Soft tissue surgery of birds, reptiles, and mammals


Surgery is often quite painful and uncomfortable no matter what animal. That’s why we do our best to provide anesthesia before surgical procedures. Our specialized equipment administers the anesthesia, then we monitor the animal’s vital signs during the procedure and after. We conduct fluid therapy intravenously and intraosseously and other forms of support we put in place include blood pressure monitoring, cardiac monitoring, connective heat, and positive pressure mechanical ventilation, among others. Once the surgery is complete, some patients are placed into thermostatically-controlled incubators for the recovery period. The incubators are also used after some other critical procedures. 

Quality Veterinary Care for Your Peace of Mind

At North Madison Animal Hospital, we recognize that your avian or exotic pet is an important part of your family and life. We pledge to look after your pet’s well-being and ensure that all services are conducted using the utmost care. If you live in or around Jackson, TN, call our veterinarians today at (731) 664-6200 to schedule an appointment.