Exotic Veterinary Pet Care in Saskatoon

Orchard Veterinary Care has become the go-to hospital for the medical care of exotic species. We have extensive knowledge and experience in caring for reptiles and exotic small mammals (pocket pets), and collaborate with numerous wildlife and exotic animal agencies.


Wellness visits for these non-traditional pets usually involve a thorough physical exam and a discussion about husbandry. Our outstanding exotic veterinary team in Saskatoon can offer personalized recommendations to help you care for your non-traditional pet and spend as much time with them as possible.

Exotic Pet Medicine

When you own pocket and exotic pets, it is important to find a veterinarian who is skilled at treating them. You need someone who understands that your pets are not just small dogs or cats. You need a skilled veterinarian who loves your pets like you do.

Our entire team is highly trained and educated in caring for pocket and exotic pets, so you can rest assured that your pets are in good hands. We know all about proper care. Our technicians are skilled when it comes to restraining your pets without stressing them out. It is our goal to give your pets a stress-free visit.

Small Mammal Veterinary Care

We are proud to care for rabbits and other small mammals. We know that caring for these pets requires special knowledge and experience, so rest assured that your loved ones are in good hands.

Rabbits and other small mammals make great companions, and we want to be there for you and your pet throughout their health care. These pets require specialized care, and we are thankful to be able to provide your pet with the highest standard of veterinary medicine.

Reptiles and Amphibians

Not all pets are furry! We like scales too, and we are proud to provide care for reptile and amphibian patients. These exotic pets require a special understanding to care for, so we have a team that is trained to provide reptiles and amphibians with care.


Caring for reptiles and amphibians can be very different than other pets, so it’s important for pet owners to be educated on the needs of their pets. Nutrition and a proper habitat are major components of properly caring for reptiles and amphibians.

Ferret Care

Ferrets can make wonderful pets, with the right care. They are active, bright, and love to socialize. They can even get along with your dogs and cats, if introduced the right way.


Good nutrition is important to have a healthy ferret. They are mostly meat eaters and there are good ferret diets that are specially formatted for their specific needs. However, in a pinch, kitten foods will suffice. It is best if water is kept in a bottle so that he or she does not play in it, making a mess.


Ferrets also should receive regular checkups from a veterinarian who is used to caring for these special animals. They need to be vaccinated against rabies and canine distemper to keep them healthy.


Ferrets do well in large wire kennels with a litter pan and plenty of blankets to snuggle. However, they love to play so you need to have a safe place to let them out. They can get into everything so it is very important to ferret-proof your home before letting him or her out.

With the right amount of love and attention, good nutrition, and regular veterinary care, your pet ferret can live up to ten years. Enjoy your ferret as much as they will enjoy you!