Exotic and Zoo Animal Medicine Service

Exotic Pets and Zoological Medicine

Welcome to the Exotic Pets and Zoological Medicine Service at the KSU Veterinary Health Center where we provide wellness care, specialized diagnostic testing, medical and surgical care and emergency medicine to our exotic companion and zoological animals. Our goal is to provide excellent, professional care to exotic pets and zoo animals. We have a dedicated staff of board-certified veterinarians specializing in exotic animals, veterinary nurses, specialty interns, and fourth-year veterinary students.

Companion Exotic Animal Services

  • Hedgehogs
  • Ferrets
  • Rabbits
  • Guinea pigs
  • Chinchillas and degus
  • Rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils and other rodent species
  • Sugar gliders
  • Captive birds (psittacines, passerines, poultry)
  • Reptiles (turtles, tortoises, lizards and snakes)
  • Fish
  • Frogs and other amphibious animals

Zoological Medicine Services

We provide routine, specialty, and emergency care to the 200+ animals at the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kansas.


Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

We are currently accepting poultry and wild birds on a case-by-case basis. Each case will be carefully evaluated over the phone prior to admission into our hospital, ensuring the best possible care for your birds.

To streamline your visit and prioritize everyone's safety, we kindly request that you call in advance to schedule an appointment and inform us upon arrival. Please remain in your car, and our team will assist you in arranging your visit smoothly.