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Reptile and Small Mammal services in Fairbanks AK
Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital
425 Harold Bentley Ave.
Fairbanks, AK 99701

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Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital - Wildlife Medial Treatment

Wild Bird Care Fairbanks AK

Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital

Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital is proud to be the only veterinarian in the Fairbanks area that has the expertise to treat your bird, ferret, reptile, and other small mammals such as chinchillas, hedgehogs, guinea pigs, rats, mice, gerbils and hamsters! Just like pet dogs and cats, your feathered, scaled and small furry pet needs ongoing veterinary care, balanced nutrition, human interaction, and appropriate management of his/her environment. Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital strives to meet the medical needs of all pets, and we offer veterinary care services for most pets including:

  • Annual wellness physical examinations
  • Professional bird wing-clipping, beak trimming and nail trimming
  • DNA sexting
  • Diagnostic testing such as x-rays, endoscopy, blood tests, skin scrapings, and biopsy of growths
  • Surgeries for growth removal, dental disease, fractures, and internal problems
  • Medications and supplements tailored to the needs of your pet
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Behavioral counseling

We Would Love to Meet Your New Exotic Pet!

If you have recently acquired a new exotic pet, we recommend you have your new bird or other pet examined by us within 1-2 weeks after purchase to ensure their good health. We will discuss nutrition and behavior issues with you at your first appointment.

Annual Examinations are Important for Exotic Pets

All pets need to be seen by us on an annual basis for a wellness exam. An annual exam gives us the opportunity to ensure that your pet is healthy and has baseline records and baseline blood values for future reference in the event that your pet is ever sick. Depending upon the type of pet, we will discuss vaccination options with you. An annual exam gives you one-on-one time with us so we can answer all of your health, behavior questions and nutrition questions.


This is an easy procedure that can be done in-office without anesthesia, and most pets should be microchipped. Microchipping is the safest permanent identification. Leg bands are dangerous and can be life-threatening if entangled. We recommend band removal and microchip identification.

Exotic Pets, Especially Birds, are Masters at Hiding Signs of illness

And, since birds are very good at hiding their signs of illness, an annual checkup is a good way to screen for problems humans do not see. Annual vaccines are also important to keep current. Complete annual work ups and current vaccinations are required for boarding birds.


If your bird or other exotic pet exhibits signs of illness, please call us right away; it probably is an emergency situation for your pet. Learn to recognize a sick pet—it is common for the first signs go unnoticed. Usually the first signs include:


  • Changes in behavior, such as decreased activity level or decreased vocalization
  • Decreased appetite - Remember that birds will pretend that they are eating, so don't be fooled
  • Diarrhea or persistent abnormal droppings
  • Too much fluid in the droppings (polyuria)
  • Fluffed
  • Sitting on the cage bottom
  • Coughing, sneezing, abnormal breathing sounds
  • Tail bobbing
  • Weight loss
  • Regurgitating, vomiting
  • Change in water intake
  • Weakness

The veterinarians and staff at Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital are highly skilled at treating and caring for many types of pets and are pleased to be able to offer care, behavioral advice and guidance. Please give us a call today to set up an appointment for your special small furry, scaly or feathered family member!