Welcome to Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital
We provide veterinary care for avian and exotic
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Exotic pets like rabbits, ferrets, reptiles, birds,
fish, hedgehogs, and guinea pigs have special care needs and
Chicago Exotics specializes in meeting those needs. We operate a
full service avian and exotic animal hospital featuring Dr. Susan
Horton, Dr. Deanne
Strat, Dr. Stephanie Moy, Dr. Dana Varble and introducing
Dr. Kristin Claricoates! Their extensive knowledge and expertise with exotic species
combines the best of personal and clinical experience. Our
location is in Skokie, Illinois. We provide service for the
entire Chicago area as well as Southern Wisconsin and Western
Our hospital has the capability of serving all
sorts of animals from the smallest fish to the largest
reptiles. Our warm exotic ICU features avian incubators,
reptilian incubators (aquatic and not), fish and amphibian ICU
tanks, avian nebulizer unit, and inline oxygen for all
cages. Outside the warm room, we have comfortable cages for
all the soft fuzzy and not so fuzzy mammals and marsupials.
We are especially bird friendly! Our in house diagnostic capability includes full blood and
chemistry work, cytology, radiology, endoscopy, ultrasound,
and surgery. We offer the opportunity for
unique species to receive competent and compassionate veterinary
care. Cases are seen by appointment, but emergency patients
are gladly accepted as the need arises. We are no longer
accepting personal checks for payment.
Now available: Acupuncture and
Chiropractic medicine for exotics! Dr Strat has been
practicing these forms of alternative medicine for many
years. She now offers these therapeutic options every other
Friday. Call for an appointment today!
therapy is available by appointment! Call and schedule
your laser therapy today!!
Our Care sheets
section contains valuable information on caring for your
pet. If one of the doctors sent you to this website for a handout,
this is where you want to go.
Are you a vet looking for referral
information? You will also need to fill out this referral
sheet and send all pertinent lab work and imaging.
Are you a new client who needs new
client form? Please also fill out an Avian,
form before you come in. Just print then fill out these forms before your next visit and
bring them with you. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your first
appointment so that we can enter all this information into the
you a veterinary student looking for an externship? See
our externship page for more
Are you interested in joining our team?
Take a look at our new job page.
Exotics has won Angie's List Super service Award!
Good job everyone!
up for your September Ferret Dental Special!! Special
price through the end of September for a complete scaling and
polishing of your ferrets teeth!!
The Greatest Ferret Show on Earth will occur
on October 11, 2014. Please come visit Dr. Claricoates at
Don't forget to stop by the NARBC
on October 11 and 12, 2014!! So many great things to see!!
injured or immature wildlife in your yard? Check
out this link for information on wildlife
rehabilitation and orphans.
Door Animal Shelter has a nice page on wild
of Scales Reptile Rescue. We recommend this group
for rescued and rehabilitated reptiles!!
Chicago Ferret Association. These are the people we
recommend for rescued and rehabilitated ferrets!
beautiful artwork was done by
Audrey Migeotte and will be featured in an art show in Paris
this September 2011. She used one of Dr. Horton's pictures from
our caresheet. All of the
pictures on this website are copyrighted. Please contact
us if you are interested in using them for your project.
were on 190 North, a local TV show on ABC in
Chicago. Check out our feature at:
Go to the archive section, we were on 11/13/05.
Member of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians
Member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians
Member of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians
Our staff occasionally participates in classroom
projects. Here is a lovely Thank You from Micaela.
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