Special Species Service
The Special Species Service at Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has been active since December of 2000 and is staffed by a faculty veterinarian, two residents, and two full-time veterinary technicians.
We see most exotic animals, most commonly small mammals, birds, and reptiles. As a matter of policy, we do not see client owned zoo animals, non-human primates, venomous reptiles, crocodilians, or pot bellied pigs.
Our veterinary technicians enjoy a wide range of responsibilities, including client and student education, administrative duties, and all aspects of general and surgical nursing pertaining to special species.
We see patients by appointment on Mondays and Wednesdays and procedures are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays. The service is accessible for consultations through the emergency service 365 days a year.