Small Mammal & Exotic Services

Small Mammal & Exotic Services​

If you are the owner of a small mammal or exotic pet, you want to know exactly how to meet their needs. The truth is they require some of the same routine wellness care as our dogs and cats do. It takes a veterinarian with special experience and knowledge to care for them, and at The Pet Mechanic you can be assured that your little loved one is in highly skilled, compassionate hands. 

 

"Your pet is part of the family — no matter the size."

Big or small, having your pet seen on a regular basis is key to keeping them healthy. We can provide services for the following species. Please tap on an icon for more information:

Small Mammals
& Pocket Pets

Reptiles &
Exotics

Pigs / Porcine

Birds / Avian

Tips from The Pet Mechanic:

  • These animals are considered “prey species” in the wild and as such they try to hide and mask any illness or health problems.
  • Small pets and reptiles will usually change behavior subtly as an indicator something is wrong.
  • We recommend bringing in for an exam when you have medical concerns and never “waiting it out”. It usually never gets better on it’s own and due to their smaller size and unique systems it can get worse very quickly. 
  • Having you pet seen on a regular basis is key to keeping them healthy
  • Parasites are common in exotic pets and may spread to humans if not treated quickly. Parasite prevention is recommended as a routine part of their care.
  • Most common medical issues/concerns come from incorrect husbandry (housing/special care/feeding needs). 

Services are currently only available at our South St. location. Contact us for more information.

The Pet Mechanic is the largest full service primary care practice in Philadelphia.  We offer both routine medicine and emergency services.  For more information on available services click here ▸

  • These animals are considered “prey species” in the wild- they try to hide and mask any illness or health problems. We recommend bringing in for an exam when you have medical concerns and never “waiting it out”. It usually never gets better on it’s own and due to their smaller size and unique systems it can get worse very quickly. 
  • Having you pet seen on a regular basis is key to keeping them healthy
  • add in the need for parasite prevention
  • small pets and reptiles will usually change behavior subtly as an indicator something is wrong
  • most common medical issues/concerns come from incorrect husbandry (housing/special care/feeding needs) 

Hours:⁠

 

M: 9am – 7pm 
T: 9am – 5pm 
W: 9am – 7pm 
T: 9am – 7pm 
F: 9am – 7pm 
S: 9am – 3pm 
Closed on Sunday 

The Pet Mechanic

If your pet is in need of a "tune-up,"
contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Contact:

FISHTOWN: 267-519-0387
SOUTH ST:  267-930-8732