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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Smoothing “Ruffled Feathers”

Exotic Pets (05-24-2023) #219: Some veterinarians were peeved by last week’s show, in which Doug explained the distinction between a board certified veterinary specialist (part of an elite group with three years additional education and rigorous requirements), and an expert, which many vets may be and call themselves. Tracie and Doug want to clear up any misunderstanding — because there are experts who may be better practical doctors, but still cannot legally call themselves specialists without fulfilling the criteria.