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About Us

Pets We Care For

We are happy to offer our excellent veterinary care to the following species:

  • Common Household Pets: Dogs, Cats (after hours emergencies only)

  • Exotic Pets: Birds, Ferrets, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hedgehogs, Sugar Gliders, Rodents (rats, hamsters, gerbils, etc.)

  • Reptiles: Snakes, Frogs/Toads, Bearded Dragons, Chameleons, Geckos, Iguanas, Turtles, Tortoise

Careers and Student Extern Program

Our clinic has had a veterinary student extern program for more than a decade. This program is in place to give veterinary students an opportunity to learn and work with exotics in a clinical setting. Students have come from many different veterinary schools in the U.S. and abroad. While on their externships, many also take "side-trips" to the Chicago zoos (Brookfield Zoo and Lincoln Park Zoo) and the Shedd Aquarium. International veterinarians also visit us to learn about exotic animal practice in the U.S. So far we have had vets from Wales, England, Sweden, Japan, Belgium, Holland, France, and Mexico. If you are a 4th year veterinary student and are interested in participating in our program, please email us your criteria and what dates you’d like to visit to [email protected].

If you are interested in a career with Midwest Bird and Exotic as a Client Representative, Certified Veterinary Technician, or Associate Veterinarian, please send your resume and a cover letter to [email protected].

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