High Quality Health Care Exclusively for Exotic Pets

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Midwest Bird & Exotic Animal Hospital was originally established in 1985, in a Chicago suburb, and was the first exotic pets only hospital in the U.S., giving veterinary care to avian and exotic animals exclusively. In recent years, we moved closer to Chicago (only 3 blocks west of Chicago's western border, near Oak Park). We give veterinarian care to birds, ferrets, rabbits, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, and other exotic pets. The needs of an exotic pet vary greatly from that of a dog or cat, and that is why our veterinarians and staff are specially trained to attend to these unique exotic patients. Our focus is on providing competent and compassionate veterinary and surgical care while at the same time educating the exotic pet owner on the best way to care for their companions at home. At our hospital your exotic pet will receive personalized attention in a quiet, stress-free environment. We are also proud to serve as a veterinarian referral hospital for many Chicago, Chicago suburban and out-of-state veterinarians. Our veterinarians see exotic patients from all over Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Iowa.

Our Location & Address

7510 W. North Avenue
Elmwood Park, IL 60707-4140 (only 3 blocks west of Chicago, near Oak Park)
(708) 453-8181
Fax: (708) 453-8194

MBEAH Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm 
Saturday 8am - 2pm 
Closed Sunday

We see patients by appointment, but we will also see them on an emergency basis during regular daytime hours as needed and at night, during our Midwest Animal Emergency Hospital hours. 

Please call if you would like to set up an appointment or you think your pet is having an emergency. 

We provide 24 hour emergency services for exotic pets through Midwest Animal Emergency Hospital (same location, just outside Chicago) which is open all hours that MBEAH is closed. The emergency hospital cares for dogs, cats and exotic pets, but no dogs or cats are seen during regular MBEAH daytime hours.

ER Hours
Monday - Saturday: 7pm - 8am
Saturday: open at 2pm and remains open all weekend long until closing Monday 8am.
The emergency hospital is open all holidays when MBEAH is closed.
Phone: (708) 453-4755

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Our location (3 blocks west of Harlem (Chicago's western border), on North ave, across from a large church) does not have a parking lot, but there are usually a number of parking spots directly in front of the building or on the nearby side streets.

We accept: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Care Credit, Cash and Checks.

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