Updated Financial & Appointment Cancellation Missed Appointment Policy- January 2021

In an effort to ensure our valued patients are able to receive appointments in a timely manner, we have updated our scheduling and payment policies.

1. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time in order to ensure you maximize  your pet's time with the doctor.

2. You may cancel your appointment without charge up to 24 hours preceding your appointment.

3. Same day cancellations or missed appointments will be charged $40 (medical appointments) and $100 (surgical appointments). 

4. If you consistently do not call to cancel your appointment or do not show up for your scheduled appointment you may be charged full price for scheduled services.

5. All clients are now required to have a credit card on file. We will automatically apply any missed appointment fees to your card. Clients must bring the actual card to their appointment in order to place the card securely on file and will be asked to update the card as needed.

6. Any client who can't put a card on file will be asked to come in and pay for the appointment in full prior to being scheduled. 

COVID-19 Notice

Please note the following changes for your next appointment:  

  • Our doors will be closed to the public to protect both staff and clients. 
  • When you arrive for your appointment, come to the door or call the office and one of our staff will come out to take your pet. 
  • Our receptionist or a technician will call you potentially from a blocked line in order to get further information. 
  • After the exam, a doctor will call also potentially from a blocked line with questions (if necessary) and recommendations for treatment. 

After we are finished with your pet, he/she will be put back in the carrier and our receptionist will call for payment. Please pay with credit cards if possible. Once payment is processed your pet will be returned to you at your vehicle. We will do our best to go over medications over the phone and will be sharing some videos to help explain how to give them in the near future. We appreciate your patience as this is an adjustment for us as well!

Exotic Animal Clinic

Serving Patients Throughout Buffalo, Batavia, Rochester, Fredonia, Niagara Falls, Lockport, NY & Erie, PA

We are the first and only practice in Western New York, Eastern Ohio, and Western Pennsylvania exclusively devoted to the care of avian and exotic pets!

Dr. Wade (Board Certified Avian Specialist), Dr. Reed, Dr. Lewis and Dr. Spielvogel work together in the treatment of avian species, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.

Your pet's health and well-being is our main priority and concern. Our team promises to take every step necessary to giving your pet the best possible care. Contact our team when you are looking for an exotic animal clinic serving the Buffalo, NY; Batavia, NY; Fredonia, NY; Rochester, NY; Niagara Falls, NY; Lockport, NY; and Erie, PA areas. 

OUR GOAL IS to provide comprehensive healthcare for the companion bird, small mammal, and reptile. We are an exotic-only animal hospital with a wide range of services available to you and your pet. Our practice performs emergency exotic pet care as well as general health checkups, surgical cases & consultations, nutritional advisement, dental issues, and more! For new patients, we invite you to browse our new patient center, where you will find all the online forms you need.

Our bird hospital does NOT see dogs and cats, allowing our environment to be a less stressful experience for the exotic pets that we see.

If you have any questions about our practice you may call our office at 716-759-0144 during business hours, or email us and we will do our best to respond within one business day.

  • Please do not email us with urgent issues - calling is the best way to reach us if you have an emergency!

WHAT ARE AVIAN & EXOTIC PETS? Our patients include but are not limited to:

  • Birds - canaries/finches, budgerigars/parakeets, parrots of all species (including parrotlets, lovebirds, conures, quaker parrots, african grey parrots, cockatiels, cockatoos, macaws, etc), chickens and turkeys, ducks and geese, doves and pigeons, and many more...

  • Small mammals - rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, sugar gliders, flying squirrels, hedgehogs, chinchillas, degus, rats, gerbils, mice, hamsters, prairie dogs, and more!

  • Reptiles/Amphibians - bearded dragons, chinese water dragons, iguanas, chameleons, geckos, monitors, skinks, non-venomous snake species, aquatic turtles, box turtles, tortoises, frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, axolotls, all species of fish, tarantulas, hermit/other crabs, scorpions, and more!

Dr. Laura Wade | Dr. Carl Spielvogel | Dr. Evan Reed |Dr. Taylor Lewis

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday8:00am - 12:00pm


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Nothing but great things to say about everyone at SCAEP. The staff is so compassionate and caring; I can't thank you enough for all you have done for me and my furry friends!"
    Brittany S.
  • "I have been taking my rabbit here since 2009 and could not say enough good things about the staff and the care she's received!"
    Tara P.