Providing The Best Veterinary Care For Your Pet Reptile

Our name, “The Unusual Pet Vets”, is certainly no accident. We cater to a host of exotic animals of different shapes and sizes, fur and feathers – and even scales.

The Unusual Pet Vets are reptile vets located in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane. We have a true understanding of what it means to take comprehensive care of your reptilian pets. From bearded dragon care all the way to snake care, we have taken the time to develop our expertise.

Our knowledge of reptiles extends past the norm, covering the entire spectrum of reptiles such as snakes (both pythons and elapids), lizards (dragons, monitors/goannas, skinks and geckos) and chelonians (tortoises and turtles).

At Unusual Pet Vets, you will find a lizard veterinarian, herp veterinarian, turtle vet and for all intents and purposes your dedicated reptile doctor. Your cold-blooded companions will be in the best of hands – and can look forward to a continuously happy and healthy life.

Reptiles can be challenging to look after, especially due to a lot of misinformation that seems to be found everywhere. Each species comes with its own dietary and environmental requirements, making the decision to keep a reptile as a pet one that demands real thought.

What Can We Help With?

Our qualified team is experienced with the latest in quality care and can help with:

General health check-ups including dietary or housing checks

Soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery

Sexing

Behaviour analysis and discussion

Advanced diagnostic imaging (x-rays, ultrasounds and CT)

The downright weird. Check out this video of our team removing a sponge from a king brown snake!

Our veterinarians each have special interests and experience with exotic and unusual pets such as reptiles, and are recognised for their knowledge. There are differences between owning, treating and caring for a reptile – some glaring and some subtle. We know, appreciate and circumvent these differences.

Reptile Vets In Perth, Melbourne And Brisbane That Care

The decision to have pet reptile goes beyond reptile care itself. It is a case of time, dedication and  responsibility, but it can very rewarding for you and your pet reptile/s.

The Unusual Pet Vets cater to reptiles across Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane so you’ve come to the right place. Our team has hands-on experience and knowledge in all aspects of reptile veterinary care. 

The Unusual Pet Vets will educate you on how best to meet your pet snake’s dietary needs, enclosure preparation and management, as well as day-to-day care. When it comes to the health and happiness of your pet reptile, you can always count on us for personalised care and trusted service.

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When Should You Take Your Pet Reptile To The Vet?

Reptiles require an extraordinary amount of care and attention. Sometimes deciding when exactly you should take your reptile to the vet can be difficult.

For starters, it is always a good idea to take your reptile to the vet shortly after you receive them in order to get them checked for any parasites that may later cause illness.

The following are signs and symptoms you should bring your reptile in for expert veterinary care:

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It is not looking alert, not active and tongue is not moving

Eyes and mouth aren’t clear

It is moving around the enclosure with an open mouth

It is not breathing normally

It is struggling to shed (usually snakes shed all in one go but if it is shedding in little pieces there may be a problem)

It is not eating regularly or omitting a foul odour when it opens its mouth

You notice any skin wounds or lumps

Why Choose The Unusual Pet Vets?

We are a qualified team with a wealth of reptile experience and knowledge

State-of-the-art clinics with on-site laboratories, surgical and anaesthesia facilities, and more

We offer fact sheets (see below), training courses and documentation to ensure that your reptile remains healthy.

Just like any other pet, exotic or otherwise, reptiles need quality care, that’s what the Unusual Pet Vets provide. Contact us today to book in an appointment or ask any questions!

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Testimonials

Customer

I had my guinea pig Dasher booked in for castration and microchipping as part of the Hop Start Package and the staff there were very friendly, insightful, professional and helped to calm my nerves about the surgery. All went really really well and Dasher is loving his new food. I highly recommend them.

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Neek Dianne Blackburn

Customer

Absolutely exceptional, every team member I encountered conducted themselves with absolute professionalism, compassion and care, and should be commended for their awesome work especially with the changed conditions they have had to accommodate for during COVID19.

Couldn’t recommend highly enough.

Thank you for going above and beyond to make the loss of our little man Winnie (ferret) as peaceful and painless as possible.

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Angus and Bec

Customer

I cannot thank Dr Kelly and her staff enough for taking such great care of my 2-year-old Blackmoor goldfish ‘Pepper-Potts’.

Removing her eye has given her back her quality of life, she is a very happy girl again. Incredible knowledge, experience & great love and care was given, thank you so very much. 

💙 Pepper-Potts & I love you all

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Megan Michelle

Customer

I can’t speak highly enough about the team of vets and vet nurses who saved my baby weiro when he was very close to passing away. The service and care have been exceptional from the very start! Outstanding communication, phone call follow-ups, prompt replies to emails, extremely professional, so caring and empathetic. They really are just AMAZING at The Unusual Pet Vets.

A very special thank you to Dr Luke, who has been so committed to saving my little bird from day one and holding onto hope for him. My family and I are so thankful for you and your team for all you have done for him and for his ongoing care and treatment. You guys are awesome!

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Milly Milloy

Customer

We are so happy to have now found our bird Buddy a fantastic vet service. The service we received from Dr Kelly and her team from start to finish was so welcoming and friendly. 

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Cass C

Customer

I have been taking my python to Dr Josh since I got her 5 years ago. He is always very compassionate and goes through everything in great detail. In the beginning, I asked a LOT of questions and he always made time to answer as soon as he could. The new clinic is fantastic, and I know my animals are 100% safe and comfortable whilst there.

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Madhra Bradley

Customer

Always a pleasure visiting unusual pet vets. They take good care of our birds and answer any of our questions with in-depth responses. I have seen Dr Sam a few times and it’s obvious he loves his job and the animals he treats, and I’m sure all the doctors are the same. 10/10 thanks so much!

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Alex Hamilton

Customer

Fantastic care as always for our bunny with gut stasis. They called to bring our appointment forward to make sure that he received any necessary care as quickly as possible and gave us great information about the problem and the follow-up care and treatment. So reassuring to know that you are in expert hands.

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Jessica Scott

Customer

A wonderful clinic that accepted an adorable, yet dazed Eastern Yellow Robin after it flew into my window. It was such a relief this service was available on a Sunday afternoon before a public holiday. Such commitment to preserving the wellness of our beautiful native wildlife must be commended, we’re so fortunate to have these dedicated saints.

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Nina Pearman

Customer

Absolutely the best vet, they are so caring and dedication to their job. I cannot recommend them enough. Thank you.

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Nearest vet for your pet

Location of the unusualpetvets

PERTH

BALCATTA CLINIC:

59 Erindale Road
Balcatta, Western Australia 6021
Phone: (08) 6318 5300

MURDOCH CLINIC:

The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University
90 South Street
Murdoch, Western Australia 6150
Phone: (08) 9360 2876

Location of the unusualpetvets

MELBOURNE

PENINSULA CLINIC:
210 Karingal Drive
Frankston, Victoria 3199
Phone: (03) 8738 3210

Location of the unusualpetvets

BRISBANE

JINDALEE CLINIC:
62 Looranah St,
Jindalee, Queensland 4074
Phone: (07) 2104 9499

Additional Information

We’ve put together a collection of reptiles care and information sheets to help you feed reptiles properly, identify diseases that often occur, and how to generally care for your beloved pet.

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