Exotic Animal Services

If you have an exotic animal as a pet in the Winston Salem or Clemmons area, you may have a hard time finding a local veterinary hospital equipped to take care of your pet. Luckily you don’t have to look anymore, here at Animal Ark we see many exotic pets!

Animal Ark Veterinary Hospital, serving the Winston Salem, Clemmons, and surrounding Triad, and offering comprehensive veterinary care for your exotic pets!

Your exotic pets all have their own, specific needs!

Our veterinary hospital has the ability to provide your exotic pet with comprehensive care. Not all local veterinary hospitals in Winston Salem offer these services because of the extra equipment and knowledge it requires. However, here at Animal Ark, we have everything needed to provide thorough veterinary care for your exotic pets. We recommend seeing exotic pets 1-2 times a year for a preventative physical exam, but of course can also see them when any health issues may arise.


If you own a bird, anything from a parrot to a songbird to a chicken, our veterinarians have the ability to care for them. Whether they just need a physical exam or you’ve noticed abnormal behavior, we know what to look for and how to ensure that  your bird is healthy. Their appointments may include an exam, nutrition counseling, grooming, fecal test, bloodwork, radiographs, disease testing, and cultures.


We treat all your scaled family members, whether you have a snake, turtle, frog, lizard, or other cold-blooded companion. We are able to perform physical examinations for your reptile whether it is a preventative exam or you have some concerns. Their appointment may include an exam, discussing caging and lighting requirements, nutrition counseling, nail trim, fecal test, bloodwork, radiographs, and cultures.

Pocket Pets

We are also capable of treating the tiniest members of your family  including ferrets, chinchillas, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, rats, rabbits, and more. We can perform a physical exam on your pet whether they seem to be doing well or you are concerned about them. Your appointment may include a dental exam, nutrition counseling, grooming, fecal test, bloodwork, radiographs, or vaccines.

While it may have been hard to find a veterinary hospital in the Winston Salem area to care for your exotic pet’s needs, it’s not hard anymore! Come see us at Animal Ark Veterinary Hospital, where we offer complete and proper care for your exotic pets.

In addition, we also serve as a local drop-off location for injured wildlife.

We have veterinarians on our team who are able to care for wildlife animals like squirrels, birds, deer, and more. If you do see an injured animal on the side of the road or near your home, please give us a call so we can walk you through how to properly bring them into us. There are certain animals that we are not legally allowed to examine due to the risk of Rabies, and this means that they should not be handled by you either. We can walk you through what you should do no matter what the situation may be. If we are able, we will get the animal examined, treated, and placed with a certified Wildlife Rehabber until they are able to be released back into their natural habitat.