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Exotic Reptile & Amphibian Veterinary Care


We see exotic reptiles and amphibians!

All of our veterinarians are very passionate about exotic pet medicine and care!  Our veterinarians have the necessary knowledge and expertise in handling, examining, performing tests, and providing treatment to reptiles and amphibians.  We also invest in training our staff of assistants and registered technicians (RVT) in appropriate restraint and husbandry for these pets.   

We examine and treat many reptiles and amphibians, from common pets such as bearded dragons, tortoises, and ball pythons to more exotic or dangerous reptiles like rattlesnakes and crocodiles. 

High Quality Reptile & Amphibian Veterinary Care:

Our veterinarians spend countless additional hours in continuing education in reptile and amphibian medicine.  We also have veterinarians who are members of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, which keeps them on the cutting edge of new procedures and treatments for these unique species.  Many illnesses in reptiles and amphibians stem from husbandry mistakes and one of our exam goals is to identify any issues that could lead to health problems to help your pet not only survive but thrive in the future.

Specialized Reptile & Amphibian Treatment

Arbor View has a dedicated exotic patient hospital ward and specialized equipment needed to appropriately work with these patients.  Should your pet require hospitalization or surgery, we have specific enclosures to provide supplemental heat, humidity, and oxygen, we can keep prey and predator species separate, and we also isolate our exotic species away from our dog and cat patients, which is important to reduce stress on an already stressed patient.  Arbor View also has many medications, vitamins, and food supplements specifically used in exotic pets available at our clinic to ensure we have what your pet needs when they become ill.    

We also offer telemedicine consultation for medical and husbandry purposes for all reptiles and amphibians. For more information about our telemedicine consult appointments click here

How to prepare for your appointment:

1. Make sure you bring your pet in an easily transportable container or crate to protect them from injury and escape.  For most reptiles (depending on the time of year), it is important to provide a heat source to keep them warm during transport.  Non-venomous snakes can easily be transported in a pillowcase with the open end knotted.  If you have a venomous snake, please click here for transport requirements and clinic policies.  If you’re unsure of the best way to bring your pet to our hospital safely please call or text us and we would be happy to help you!

2. If your pet spends a portion of their time in water (such as an aquatic turtle) you should bring a sample of their water in a separate zip lock bag (separate from the patient) for water quality testing.

3. Make sure you fill out our husbandry questionnaire prior to your appointment.  This questionnaire is typically texted to the primary number we have on file prior to your visit.  This completed form will help your veterinarian review your pets husbandry prior to their appointment and possibly determine an underlying cause for your pets medical condition based on their home care and environment.

For more specific husbandry information:

Amphibian Resources

Reptile Resources

Caring medicine for all animals.

If you live in Valparaiso or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Arbor View Hospital Team is a licensed IN veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.


244 West U.S. Highway 6
Valparaiso, IN 46385
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Monday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Contact Info

Phone: (219) 762-7267
Fax: (219) 763-9425

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