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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Exotic Companion Animal Medicine

Exotic companion animal patients seen at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital include pet birds, small mammals and reptiles. Healthy visits and referrals are welcome.

The Exotic Companion Animal Service receives patients by appointment only. During receiving days, both new and old patients are seen. The other days of the week are reserved for diagnostic procedures and surgery. We provide wellness examinations on these non-traditional pets as well as specialized diagnostics and care.

Specialized diagnostics include advanced imaging studies such as ultrasonographic and echocardiologic examinations as well as computed tomography and MRI . Advanced surgical procedures are performed by the service or are done in conjunction with the Surgery Service.



To set up an appointment with our service, please call the Appointment Desk.

Phone: 215-898-4680

Please: Request an Exotic Companion Animal Appointment when calling.

Clinical Team
La'Toya Latney, Penn Vet, exotics
  • Service Head, Lecturer and Attending Clinician
  • Post-Doc, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics (Penn Medicine)
Mary Baldwin, CVT
  • Mary Baldwin, CVT
  • Exotics Veterinary Technician

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Clinical Services



Routine Business Hours

Appointments are seen Monday - Friday from 9 am - 4 pm, Saturday - Sunday from 10 am - 3 pm.


Client Forms

Before You Arrive

Please print and fill out the appropriate history form for your pet (please see Reptile, Rabbit and Rodent, Feather Picking, Avian or Avian Flock History forms below). Bringing this form with you to your appointment will allow us to understand your pet's husbandry, diet and routine care in a more efficient manner.

You may bring it with you to your appointment (the preferred method) or fax it to the Exotics Section (fax number 215.573.4617, Attn: Mary Taylor, Exotics Ward) before your appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call 215.898.4680.
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Penn Vet Exotics In the News

Here are recent articles covering Dr. La'Toya Latney and Penn Vet's Exotics Service:Dr. La'Toya Latney, Penn Vet Exotics

May, 2017: "Prosthetic For Pete"
Penn Vet Extra:

July, 2014: "PennVet Exotics is on Comcast" : Dr. Latney and Dr.Wyre have contributed to the "Caring for Critters" OnDemand series for Comcast. To check us out on Comcast, please visit OnDemand > Get Local > Pet Adoptions > Caring for Critters. " Enjoy the shows!

January 3, 2013: "La’Toya Latney Cares for the Feathered, the Scaly, the Slimy and the Furry at Penn Vet."
Penn News:

April 4, 2013:  "Pets and salmonella Q&A: How to prevent an infection"

November 2013: "A Tale About a Skink's Tail"
Penn Vet Extra:

February 13, 2014: "People at Penn"
Penn Current:

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