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​Services We Offer

​Diagnostic and Treatment Care

The avian, exotic, and zoological medicine service provides specialized diagnostic testing, medical care, and surgical options for avian and exotic animals. We work with several other specialty services around the hospital - including internal medicine, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, anesthesia, cardiology, dermatology, neurology, oncology, and ophthalmology - to offer world class care for our patients.

Specialist Services

Our service provides medical care for a wide variety of exotic pets, varied wildlife species, and animals from public zoological parks and aquariums. We provide consultation, clinical medicine, preventative medical programs, and routine visitation.

Additional specialist services in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital provide state of the art capabilities in diagnostic imaging, including MRI, CT scanning, nuclear scintigraphy, and various methods of ultrasonography. Exotic animals also benefit from the advanced therapeutic modalities, such as radioisotope therapy, laser surgery, (CO2 and diode lasers), 4.0 MHz radiosurgery, cryosurgery, and minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as laparoscopy and endoscopy.

Wellness Exams

For optimum health and wellness, your exotic pet should have a veterinary examination at least once a year. For some types of pets, more frequent visits may be appropriate. By evaluating factors such as age, species, health, and environment, we can discuss the recommended number of visits based on your pet's individual needs.


Regular vaccinations for your exotic pet prevent disease from harmful viruses and other pathogens. This also helps keep other pets safe.

Spaying & Neutering

Spaying and neutering often can benefit the attitude, behavior, and overall health of your exotic pet. You can reduce the chance of unexpected offspring, reproductive diseases, and unwanted behaviors. Spaying and neutering are both procedures that will require anesthesia.

We have a special carbon dioxide laser that lets us perform castrations on sugar gliders while minimizing pain and blood loss in these very small animals. This particular procedure technique was pioneered and published at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital!

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Contact Us:
Colorado State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523

(970) 297-5000

(970) 297-1205

Consults & Referrals:
(970) 297-4477