Large or Small

We love them all.

Just like other pets, reptiles need veterinary care too. They need wellness care and veterinary care to diagnose and treat common diseases. At Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital, we have the tools and skills to do just that. Dr. DeLeon has experience working with many types of reptiles, from small reptiles such as lizards to large reptiles such as tortoises.

There are many types of reptiles available that come from varied environments. Each has different nutritional and environmental needs. Certain reptiles can live long, healthy lives as pets, but proper nutrition, care, and husbandry are essential. We will provide you with the basics about your pet’s wild lifestyle and ways to mimic that environment as closely as possible.


All pets, including reptiles, should have an annual examination. This is the best way to catch diseases early, before your pet is showing any signs of illness. These pets are masters at hiding illness, and once they are showing signs of illness they are usually very sick. Early intervention is critical to the health of your reptile. Remember, the most common health problems we see for reptiles are related to an inadequate diet and improper environment.


Reptiles have special nutritional needs and we will discuss the right diet for your pet with you. Diet is extremely important and attention is need so that your pet does not become malnutritioned or have a vitamin deficiency, which can lead to serious health issues in reptiles.

Is Your Pet Experiencing an Illness?
As soon as you detect that your reptile seems ill or does not seem “right”, please bring your pet to us as soon as possible for a thorough physical examination. Early diagnosis means we can begin treating your pet when medical intervention is most effective and hopefully getting your reptile back to good health quickly.

We recommend consulting with our office prior to obtaining a reptile companion. We are experienced in treating these pets and can advise you about basic veterinary concerns such as health and wellness, maintenance, and long-term issues. We look forward to meeting you and your reptile pet!

What's Next

  • 1

    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.

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