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We see all exotic pets including reptiles (e.g. snakes, lizards, turtles), amphibians (frogs, salamanders) birds (e.g. parrots, passerines) and exotic mammals (e.g. rabbits, guinea pigs).

Our Services:

  • Annual and new pet health checks
  • Avian and reptile health check bundles
  • Preventative healthcare
  • Neutering
  • Consultations for sick pets
  • Surgical procedures
  • Hospitalisation

Annual and new pet health checks:

Exotic pets like to hide any sickness or disease especially with many being prey species. As veterinary practitioners, we like to encourage owners to have their pet checked on a regular basis to ensure they are healthy and happy. If there are any abnormalities then we can advise you further.

Avian and reptile health check bundles:

Following on from our health checks we also provide special bundles for some species. We have different packages to suit your pet bird or reptile needs. We advise these especially for new pets or to go along with their annual health check.

Preventative healthcare:

As the saying goes: prevention is better than cure. Veterinary medicine is no different. This can include vaccinating against Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (Calicivirus) in your bunnies as well as parasite control and neutering.


Having your pet neutered can have both health and behavioural benefit. If you are looking to get your exotic pet neutered we recommend a pre-operative check with Dr Dean who can make sure your pet is as healthy as possible before the surgery.

Consultations for sick pets:

Should your beloved pet become unwell you should book an appointment with Dr Dean so he can perform a thorough physical exam and advise any further testing or treatment.

Surgical procedures:

Some diseases and conditions can be treated with medical management however sometimes life saving surgery. Dr Dean has performed surgery in a wide variety of exotic species so we are well prepared should this be required to hope your pet.


Many sick pets require pain relief, fluid and nutritional support. We can provide these with our experienced staff in our hospital. We can manage and monitor our exotic in-patients in our dedicated exotic wards.


Dr Dean Felker has extended his services beyond regular hours during the evenings and weekends, to address any emergencies concerning your exotic pet.
In the event that he is unavailable, our exceptional ER team collaborates closely with him to ensure seamless and comprehensive exotic animal coverage day and night.

Please call reception at 02 8376 8767 or email reception@vsos.com.au to make a booking with our exotics team.

Elizabeth Drive Exotics

Consultations Now Available in South-West Sydney

VSOS Exotics Department will now be offering consults once a week in South-West Sydney – consulting out of Elizabeth Drive Animal Hospital – to offer first opinion, referral and recheck consultations to feathered, scaled and furry exotics patients. If you are interested in seeing Dr Dean in the Liverpool Area, please call VSOS at (02) 8376 8767 to book an appointment.

Elizabeth Drive Animal Hospital
Elizabeth Dr & Woodlands Rd, 1 Woodlands Rd, Liverpool NSW 2170

Please note that for further workups, surgery and emergency care, we will advise you to come to our VSOS Advanced Treatment Centre in Miranda, NSW to see the exotics team.


Dean Felkler

Dr Dean Felkler

We’re very proud and excited to announce our Exotics department with Dr Dean Felkler.

Dr Dean graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2012 and started working for a large veterinary group across South England as their primary exotic animal vet for over 6 years. He obtained his RCVS CertAVP in Zoo Medicine in 2017 which he thoroughly enjoyed as he loves to learn and continually develop his own skill set.

In 2019 he moved to Hong Kong with a 100% exotic animal caseload. Although exotic animal medicine encompasses a large number of species including birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, snakes, lizards and more, his main passion is working with reptiles and birds. Dr Dean has treated exotic animals at first opinion, referral level and emergency out of hours.

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