Terry Animal Hospital


Family Owned & Operated

New Field

7 + 2 =


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. For exotic pet care tips and information be sure to follow us on Facebook!

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.

Animals Treated:

  • Small Reptiles
  • Ferrets
  • Rabbits
  • Mice
  • Gerbils
  • Hamsters
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Birds
  • 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.

Emergency Care:

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. 

Years Established

Client Testimonials

“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.”

Sam S.

“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.”

Gerald R.


Dr. Richard Mattson

Dr. Richard Mattson

Dr. Richard Mattson graduated Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 and joined Terry Animal Hospital in 1989. His emphasis is on surgery, dental procedures and ultrasound. 

Dr. Julie Mattson

Dr. Julie Mattson

Dr. Julie Mattson graduated from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Her special interest is internal medicine and all aspects of patient care. She enjoys the long term connections she has with people and their pets. 

Dr. Sarah Blose

Dr. Sarah Blose

Sarah Blose DVM, graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.  She has been practicing at Terry Animal Hospital since 2009. In 2002, Dr. Blose received IVAS certification in Veterinary Acupuncture and is passionate about this integrative treatment.  Her other professional interests include surgery, internal medicine, connecting with clients and their families through community education and events. 

Dr. Katie Baldwin

Dr. Katie Baldwin

Dr. Baldwin is originally from Chicago. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore in 1994 and her DVM in 1998 from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She then completed an internship at a private specialty practice in Rochester, New York.  Since then, Dr. Baldwin has worked in private practice both in Chicago and in London, where she worked for a few years doing relief work. Dr Baldwin has a strong interest in preventative care and Fear-Free Visits, which is a program designed to make visits to the vet less scary.

Dr. Baldwin and her husband Warren (imported from England) and 3-year-old daughter Poppy live with their cats Logan and Wolfie in Roger’s Park. In her free time, Dr. Baldwin likes to read, travel and enjoy the outdoors.

Dr. Caryl Buonopane

Dr. Caryl Buonopane

Dr. Caryl Buonopane graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine after completing her clinical year at Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She joined Terry Animal Hospital in May of 2016 with a passion for small animal medicine. Her priority is to provide high quality care to keep her patients healthy and happy. She currently provides relief services at Terry Animal Hospital and caring for her 3 dogs, cat, and horse.  

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