We Love Them All
We provide expert veterinary care for a wide variety of companion animals, including birds, small mammals, and reptiles. Our patients include bearded dragons, chameleons, chickens, chinchillas, cockatiels, ducks, fish, frogs, geckos, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, hedgehogs, parakeets, parrots, rabbits, rats, songbirds, sugar gliders, tegu lizards, snakes, tortoises and turtles. Please note we do NOT see farm animals, large carnivores, primates, or venomous reptiles. We accept injured or sick local wildlife ONLY after hours (5pm-9am). We follow state protocols for these patients, stabilizing them if possible and transferring them the next day to the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island. We see patients by appointments for wellness visits as well as for injuries and illnesses and as referrals. For returning clients, we offer nail, beak, and wing trims for birds, and incisor trims for rabbits and guinea pigs. We also provide consultation and follow-up visits for EXOTICS patients seen through the OSVS ER service.
Our ER Service is always available, and all our ER doctors are trained in emergency medicine for birds, small mammals, and reptiles. On weekends and after hours, our specialist is available for consultation and patients admitted to the ER are transferred to the Exotics Service as soon as possible. Our hospital ward is specially designed to meet the various needs of our patients. Hospitalized patients are monitored 24 hours per day and, when necessary, are placed in intensive care with continuous oxygen therapy also available. We believe in teamwork and pledge to provide the best possible veterinary care for your pet by combining our skills with yours. For your pet’s safety, please bring your pet to Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in an appropriate carrier or harness.
ER doctor Eric Litman has a special interest in fish medicine, also by appointment.