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Avian & Exotic Animal Medicine

 Our veterinarians are available by appointment for annual examinations, wellness care, and husbandry consultations guiding you to provide proper dental care, environment, and nutrition for your pet. Our facility includes a dedicated avian and exotics ward that is spacious and bright with temperature controlled cages that allow us to monitor your pet’s condition while minimizing stress.

Some of the typical pets we care for include:

  • Companion birds
  • Gerbils
  • Ferrets
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Chinchillas
  • Hamsters
  • Rabbits
  • Hedgehogs
  • Reptiles – lizards, snakes, turtles, tortoises
  • Frogs/Amphibians
  • Sugar Gliders
  • Rats/Mice

Our recommendation is to have your exotic pet examined yearly. Please bring your pet in an appropriate carrier to avoid unfortunate accidents and escapes.

What to expect at the annual visit:

  • Rabbits & Rodents – since dental problems are common an oral exam and possible trimming of the teeth is essential. Because external parasites are frequently found, the skin and ears will be carefully examined. Spaying and neutering is available and highly recommended for these pets.
  • Ferrets – vaccinations are routinely given to these pets. Spaying is essential for the female to prevent fatal anemia. Adrenal gland disease and pancreatic tumors called insulinomas are commonly encountered so your veterinarian may recommend testing for these problems.
  • Companion birds – at the yearly exam, beak trimming will be performed if indicated. Blood work is often performed at the annual visit since birds are susceptible to respiratory, liver, and kidney disease. Nutrition is extremely important in birds and appropriate recommendations will be given.
  • Reptiles – as with birds, nutrition is very important in reptiles. Providing a proper cage environment is necessary to prevent infectious diseases and parasites. Appropriate recommendations will be given by your veterinarian at the annual examination.

Frank C. Boren, DVM

Dr. Boren graduated from the University Of Florida School Of Veterinary Medicine and has remained on the staff of Oradell Animal Hospital since completing an internship here in small animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Boren has a special interest in exotic and zoo animal medicine. He is the veterinarian for the Bergen County Zoo and is consultant for The James A. McFaul Environmental Center in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Dr. Boren sees appointments at Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus and at our Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey office.

Margaret Winter, DVM

Maggie Winter received her DVM from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine and her B.A. from Smith College. During veterinary school, she worked in Cornell University's emergency room as a technician for four years gaining invaluable experience. She also pursued advanced studies in exotic species medicine and emergency medicine. After veterinary school, Maggie completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Oradell Animal Hospital. Her professional interests include sespsis, polytrauma, and exotic species emergencies. During her free time she plays ice hockey, capoeira, and enjoys exploring Hoboken with her goldendoodle Butters.