Terry Animal Hospital
HIGH QUALITY EXOTIC PET MEDICAL CARE
Family Owned & Operated
1419 Lake Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
Accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association
Veterinary Care for your small mammals, reptiles and birds
Care for Your Exotic Pets
Terry Animal Hospital offers veterinary care for your exotic pet. We are proud to offer diagnostic services and medical care for a number of exotic pets including: Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils, Rats, Mice, Ferrets, Turtles, Snakes and small to medium birds.
We do not treat animals that are illegal to own in Illinois as well as the following; raccoons, opossums, skunks, bears, foxes, wolves, venomous reptiles, monkeys, and domestic pigs.
- Small Reptiles
- Guinea Pigs
- and more
Exotic Pet Care: What We Can Do
The first thing we will do is work with you to establish a patient history; where the patient came from, how it is housed, what it has been eating, etc. Then we are able to provide advice on proper housing, diets and lifestyle. A physical examination will be performed and a discussion over our findings will be had. In necessary cases we may recommend blood tests, parasite checks and additional diagnosis.
When it comes to medical treatment for exotic pets, we at Terry Animal Hospital believe that every life has value. As a loved member of your family, your exotic pet may offer emotional value far surpassing their original purchase price. That is why we offer treatment to every pet, no matter their size or expense. That being said, we also never pressure exotic pet owners to accept or pursue aggressive treatments if they are not comfortable in them.
If your exotic pet is facing a serious or life threatening disease or injury we will do what we can for him or her. If a cure isn’t an option, we will always do everything we can to prevent suffering and unneeded discomfort. We may offer palliative treatment to keep the pet comfortable for as long as possible, and if that is not an option we do offer humane euthanasia.
If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency during our regularly scheduled business hours please call us 847-256-1131 for immediate assistance and care. Terry Animal Hospital is fully equipped with some of the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and equipment such as; ultrasound, x-rays and same day lab testing.
In the event that your companion pet has an after-hours emergency or needs care beyond our equipment or capabilities we will work to refer your care to the nearest provider.
“Office staff very friendly and helpful. Professional staff clearly know my animals and their history and take good care of them and know their chosen profession.”
“Everyone at Terry Animal is wonderful. We tell everyone to go here. We are relocating but will be back frequently & will continue coming here! It’s worth the trip.”