Avian and Exotic Medicine

American Animal Hospital Association AccreditedThere are fewer than 140 avian specialists in the world and two of these doctors practice at Angell Animal Medical Center. Dr. Simone-Freilicher and Dr. Noonan are specially trained to offer wellness and emergency and critical care for avian and exotic pets. In addition, Dr. Simone-Freilicher has completed specialty training in Exotic Medicine, including rabbit and rodent dentistry, medical and surgical treatment of ferret diseases, and reptile medicine and surgery. Our doctors are available by appointment for primary care of avian and exotic cases. Our specialists are also happy to consult with your primary care veterinarian for cases that may be referred to Angell’s Avian and Exotic Medicine Service.

Optimal wellness and emergency/critical care for avian, small mammal, reptile, fish, or other exotic pets requires experienced veterinary management, specialized diagnostic and treatment protocols, and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities designed for these special species.

Angell Contact

350 S. Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02130

Phone: 617 - 989 - 1561
Email: avianexotic@angell.org

Angell West Appointments


Monday: 10a - 4:30p
Tuesday: 9a - 3p
Wednesday: 2p - 3p
Thursday: 9a - 3p
Friday: 9a - 3p
Sunday: 10a - 3:40p

Referral Form

Referral Form

If you have any questions please call 617 - 989 - 1561, or fax at 617 - 989 - 1688

Fill out the online form

Meet the Team

Our Services

  • Emergency and critical care for avian and exotic pets available 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Wellness appointments available Monday-Friday
  • Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine Service: staff clinician, 3 dedicated technicians for 5-day-a-week coverage
  • Board-certified veterinarian with years of experience treating numerous exotic species, including birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents, special small mammals (such as chinchillas or hedgehogs), reptiles, fish, and amphibians
  • Specifically-designed general and isolation wards for care of avian and exotic patients including avian incubators and specialty reptile hospital caging
  • Specialists in surgery, radiology and internal medicine assist in providing in-depth case management for special species
  • Services include endoscopy, radiology, ultrasonography, bloodwork testing, avian and exotic animal surgery and advanced diagnostics including infectious disease testing

Fish Care

Freshwater fish are often highly social and engaging pets.  Veterinary care is available to assist pet fish owners in keeping their individual fish or aquarium collections healthy. Services Offered:

  • Water quality evaluation and recommendations
  • Physical examination
  • Fin and gill biopsies
  • Fecal examinations
  • Radiographs
  • Anesthesia and Surgery
  • Humane euthanasia
  • Necropsy