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, Brisbane, and the Sunshine Coast. 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

Client – Ferntree Gully

Amazing place with lovely staff. We first came here after a recommendation from a friend after my rabbit had some problems were quickly able to fix them with a few diet changes. I trust them with my rabbits and i love how much you care for them. Would 100% recommend to people because good rabbit savvy vets are hard to find. Thank you for caring about bunnies and other small animals!

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Hannah Biggin

Client – Ferntree Gully

We have been taking out little bunny here for the last 2 years. They have been amazing and so helpful with our bunny. Highly recommend for all buns in the area!

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Vanessa Jayasinghe

Client – Sunshine Coast

Dr. Alex and the team were fantastic with our situation and our love bird Harley. Very informative and caring about our pets needs and diagnosis. We got courtesy calls to see how the patient was doing. Highly recommended these guys.

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Ricky Scott

Client – Osborne Park

So unbelievably appreciative of these guys! I have used them for my Indian Ring neck Ice for many years, and they are great. My partner and I lost our Guinea Pig a few weeks ago, and in the post was a beautiful condolence card. We both were so touched. Your thoughtful actions do not go a miss!

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Sophie Munro

Client – Murdoch

I have been bringing my birds to this vet for a long while as my bird Merlin has long existing health issues. They have been nothing but kind and lovely towards me during moments of stress. They have also given my birds lots of love and care. Especially Dr Lucinda, Dr Brandon and Dr Luke. I appreciate all that you have done for my birds and me. 

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Monique Jackson

Client – Jindalee

Absolutely love The Unusual Pet Vets Jindalee. Our two piggies have needed care over the past few years, and I can totally trust The Unusual Pet Vet with that care. Both have had different operations for different diagnoses and being 4years old I was concerned with operating on them however the care undertaken throughout the operation and beyond got them through and back to optimal health quickly. Highly recommend this vet for your Unusual Pet.

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Stacy Casten

Client – Peninsula

Every single person I spoke to both on the phone and in person was knowledgeable and patient in answering questions I had. In person, everyone there was clearly skilled and comfortable handling my lizard and helped to easily resolve the concerns I was having both immediately, and via advice for long term care. I cannot recommend enough booking in here if you need care for an animal that is not a cat or dog.

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Hazel

Client – Sunshine Coast

There is a great positive vibe felt when you walk in the door! The staff are friendly, caring, and welcoming. Highly recommended. Thank you, from Pepper Pig.

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Brad Symons

Client – Ferntree Gully

Very professional vets there! They have the vaccination available when every other vet clinic I called didn’t. They know rabbits so well that I was feeling very comfortable and confident to let them take care of my rabbit even though its further from home!

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Danielle Lam

Client – Ferntree Gully

Love the welcoming receptionist and the vet. They treated my fur babies with care and also follow-up the subsequent day, just to make sure my bunnies are recovering well.

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Nearest vet for your pet

  • Perth
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Location of the unusualpetvets

PERTH

OSBORNE PARK CLINIC:

Unit 4, 325 Harborne Street
Osborne Park, WA 6017
Phone: (08) 6117 7450

MURDOCH CLINIC:

Unit 6, 170 Murdoch Drive,
Murdoch WA 6150
Phone: (08) 6117 7440

Location of the unusualpetvets

MELBOURNE

PENINSULA CLINIC:
210 Karingal Dr,
Frankston, VIC 3199
Phone: (03) 8738 3210

Location of the unusualpetvets

BRISBANE

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

SUNSHINE COAST CLINIC:

91 King Street
Buderim, QLD 4556
Phone: (07) 5353 6090

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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