Exotic Pets™

The show for people interested in pets that slither, hop, creep, fly or swim:  from bunnies to iguanas, parrots to ferrets, snakes to tortoises. Information on the physical requirements of these exotic pets and how to manage the often challenging environment and correct diet essential to their welfare. Doug Mader (The Vet at Noah's Ark)Co-hosted by Dr. Doug Mader, author of "The Vet at Noah's Ark: Stories of Survival from an Inner-City Animal Hospital,"who is a world-renowned specialist on exotic animals, author of four major veterinary textbooks on reptile and amphibians, and a passionate educator. Early episodes of this show were co-hosted by Dr. Karen Rosenthal, Director of Exotic Animal Medicine at several institutions of higher learning.

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner, Karen Rosenthal

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Looking for a Vet? Beware the Word “Specialist”

Exotic Pets (05-17-2023) #214: Very few veterinarians are legitimately board-certified exotic pet specialists — with extra training, testing and years of experience. Dr. Doug is one of those rare doctors. “Specialist” is a rarified distinction of having studied and mastered a skill set. Unfortunately, it has become a “buyer beware” situation for pet owners looking for an exotic pet veterinarian. Some doctors are illegitimately calling themselves “specialists” when they are not! Ask to see credentials before entrusting care of your exotic pet!