Zoological Companion Animal Medicine

Zoological Companion Animal Medicine (ZCAM) provides:

  • Emergency and critical care for avian and exotic pets available 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Board-certified veterinarian with years of experience treating numerous exotic species, including birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents, special small mammals (such as chinchillas or hedgehogs), reptiles, and amphibians
  • Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine Service: 2 dedicated ZCAM clinicians, 1 dedicated technician for 6-day-a-week coverage
  • Specifically-designed general wards for care of avian and exotic patients including avian incubators, oxygen cages, and specialty reptile hospital caging. 24/7 video and audio patient monitoring available in ZCAM ward. 
  • Specialists in surgery, radiology, critical care, nutrition, and internal medicine assist in providing in-depth case management for special species

Services include endoscopy, dentistry, radiology, ultrasonography, blood-work testing, avian and exotic animal surgery and advanced diagnostics including infectious disease testing. Advanced imaging such as CT, MRI, fluoroscopy services available for exotic patients.

Watch a video about how Tufts veterinarians treat zoological pets and teach those skills to their students. Video: Steffan Hacker

  • Appointments: 508-839-5395

  • Emergencies: 508-887-4623

  • rDVM Client Liaison (Rose Shaughnessy): 508-887-4794

  • Emergency and critical care for avian and exotic pets available 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine Service: 2 dedicated ZCAM clinicians, 1 dedicated technician for 6-day-a-week coverage
  • Specifically-designed general wards for care of avian and exotic patients including avian incubators, oxygen cages, and specialty reptile hospital caging. 24/7 video and audio patient monitoring available in ZCAM ward.
  • Specialists in surgery, radiology, critical care, nutrition, and internal medicine assist in providing in-depth case management for special species
  • Make an Appointment

    To make an appointment please call the Foster Hospital for Small Animals appointment desk at (508) 839-5395.

    Contact Us
  • Non-Emergency Hours

    • Monday - Friday
      9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Emergency

    • Phone
      508-887-4623
    • 24 hours/day
      365 days/year
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