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Here is Dr. Yohn performing an ultrasound on a ferret



Veterinarians interested in getting a more complete diagnostic picture of their patient may chose to refer clients to us.  We offer our in house lab services, external lab services, endoscopy, ultrasound, and surgery. Please call for a consultation or to make an appointment for your client.  Please fax all records to us before the appointment and bring all radiographs with you (otherwise we may need to repeat them).  

Please print and fill out the referral sheet , then fax it to us before sending your client to us.

Ultrasound appointments are available through Chicago Exotics in conjunction with Internal Medical Referral Service featuring  Susan Yohn DVM, Dipl AVBP (companion animal), Dipl ACVIM.  

Acupuncture and Chiropractic Medicine for Exotics

Dr. Strat is available every other Friday for veterinary acupuncture and chiropractic work.  Doctor Horton highly recommends her services.

We also recommend the Ness Wellness Center for exotic animal chiropractic care, acupuncture, and herbal medicine.  We've worked with Dr. Ness for many years and our clients have wonderful things to say about him.

All consultations with in house specialty groups occur as a drop-off visit after one of the Chicago Exotics veterinarians has examined the animal and created a treatment plan with the client.


Introducing a more complete diagnostic picture for avian and exotic animals, Chicago Exotics, PC in conjunction with internal Medicine Referral Service is offering diagnostic ultrasound work-ups for all species.  We give you the opportunity to provide the best possible diagnostic picture for your clients, which will lead to the best possible plan of action for your patients.  Chicago Exotics offer the avian and exotic consultation, handling, and ICU.  Internal Medicine Referral Service  offers the diagnostic ultrasound procedures.  Together we can help you create your therapeutic plan.

Ultrasound provides a less invasive alternative for abdominal disease evaluation.  Complete cardiac diagnostics are available including ultrasound with colorflow doppler, Band M mode imaging, and ECG.  This means together we can thoroughly work up ferret, rabbit, and guinea pig heart disease.  We can evaluate animals for neoplastic metastases to abdominal organs prior to surgery or observe renal disease associated with rabbit urinary tract disease.  We also offer ultrasound guided biopsies.

We see hamsters and other small fuzzies, too.  Reptiles can have their gonads, liver and kidney evaluated.  For the avian patient, cardiac diagnostics are available.  We can also help you evaluate the reproductive tract, look for tumors, and check out the liver.  We are trying current techniques on fish.  Let us know if you're interested!

Dr. Yohn is board certified in internal medicine with 30 years of experience in ultrasonic imaging in dogs and cats.  She has had specialized training in exotic species ultrasound evaluation.  She works in conjunction with Dr. Horton.

Dr. Horton has years of valuable experience and knowledge in the veterinary care and husbandry of reptiles, birds, rabbits, ferrets, other small mammals and marsupials, as well as ostriches, emus, and fish.  She has taken specialized courses in avian and exotic diagnostics, medicine, surgery, endoscopy, and ultrasound.  Together they will help you get an accurate diagnoses and formulate an appropriate therapeutic plan.




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