Exotic Animal Veterinary Center 



Exotic Animal Veterinary Center is a full service veterinary hospital that treats all types of exotic pets. Your pets' health and well-being are very important to us, and we take every possible opportunity to provide an exceptional client experience and to give our patients the care they deserve.

Established in 2010, Exotic Animal Veterinary Center welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our veterinarians have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering preventative wellness care.

We are happy to offer a number of educational resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets and articles that offer further insight into some medical conditions. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles.If you have any questions, call (626) 405-1777 or email us at [email protected].com and we will promptly get back to you. Our clinic is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for our clients.

At Exotic Animal Veterinary Center, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Exotic Animal Veterinary Center
171 N Altadena Dr Suite 120
Pasadena CA 91107
626.405.1777

[email protected]




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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Online Pharmacy


Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Sari Kanfer

    Dr. Sari Kanfer, originally from New York City, was able to escape the big city and attend veterinary school at Colorado State University. Shortly before vet school she became hooked on rabbits and later followed her addiction to the west coast. After 10 years of building a great clientele in the exotic pet community, she opened the Exotic Animal Veterinary Center as a full service hospital dedicated to high quality, compassionate veterinary care for avian and exotic pets. Dr. Kanfer believes that no matter how small or unusual your pet is, it deserves the best veterinary medicine has available.

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  • Dr.
    Sarah Wills

    Dr. Sarah Wills joined our staff as a full-time associate.  Dr. Wills is an East Coast transplant from Virginia who  completed her undergraduate degree at Radford  University and then continued to Texas A and M where  she attained her  masters in Veterinary Anatomy and  Neurology.

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  • Dr.
    Curtis Eng

    Dr. Curtis Eng, one of our part time doctors, spent a large part  of his  career in zoo medicine before trading his “walk on the wild  side” for a  calmer stroll at EAVC. Dr. Eng has a special interest in reptiles and is the  parent of eight (Yes,  8!) snakes.

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  • Dr.
    Laurence

    Sometimes great things come when you least expect them. EAVC  was thinking about adding another veterinarian to our staff after the f  first of the year but when Dr. Kanfer received an outstanding resume  from Dr. Laurence Labrecque we knew immediately we had to hire  her.

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  • EAVC’s support staff

    EAVC’s support staff is exceptional. All of our nurses are accomplished and well versed in the exotics world and share a passion for pets who are just a little bit different. Our technicians and assistants at Exotic Animal Veterinary Center have an unbelievable technical skill set needed for the care of our patients and the knowledge they possess of the many different species we see is unsurpassed.  Most importantly, they also care. 

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I love my rabbits and Dr. Kanfer is the bunny whisperer. She knows everything about rabbits and was able to help my two bunnies. Dr. Kanfer also helped me with my boy (when she was booked) when I went to another vet and I was still able to call Dr. Kanfer who actually called the vet I went to and talked about my bunny’s status. And of course, I followed up with Dr. Kanfer."
    -Laura Sirikulvadhana
  • "Many vets say they work with bunnies, but they don’t! I had two terrible experiences with vets that almost killed my little rabbit. When I found Dr. Kanfer, I was desperate! THIS IS THE MOST WONDERFUL DOCTOR …EVER!!! She is the leading expert and immediately knew what to do to save my girl. She genuinely cares for these animals. Plus, everyone at the clinic was so kind and gentle with my little rabbit. I’m so deeply grateful to Dr. Kanfer."
    -Rusti Kennedy
  • "Dear Dr. K, Amy and Staff, Thank you for taking such wonderful care of me. I gave my moms a scare with my emergency. Now I am feeling so much better. I am their little angel from Heaven. Bunny kisses."
    – Tinsely Flores
  • "Thank you Dr. Kanfer for all the bunderful work you do for all of us exotic critters! And special thanx for fixing my husbun Hanz-now we can be together forever. Nose bonks to you."
    – Gretal
  • "Dr. Kanfer and Staff – Thanks so much for doing such an amazing job on Sparrow, and all of our herd. laguineapigrescue.com"
    – Leslie, Saskia and piggies

Featured Articles

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    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

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  • Sugar Gliders

    Thinking of getting a sugar glider? These tiny marsupials are energetic and friendly, making them popular choices as pets. Though they weigh less than a half-pound, they're more closely related to kangaroos than they are flying squirrels. If you think a sugar glider would make an ideal pet for your family, ...

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    Species: Anolis carolinensis. Sometimes also called American chameleons, although they are not true chameleons. They can do a color change from green to brown, especially when stressed. Quite readily available in the pet trade. Life span averages around 4 years, although they can live longer ...

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  • Handling and Restraint

    Improper handling may cause serious, life-threatening injuries. Fractures and dislocations of the back, most often resulting in paralysis of both rear legs, are the most common injuries. These injuries occur when rabbits are suddenly frightened and attempt to escape from a small enclosure. A rabbit's ...

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  • Food and Housing

    Food Feeding pet rabbits is easy because nutritionally complete and balanced commercial pelleted diets are readily available. One of these pelleted diets and fresh water are all a pet rabbit requires. The pellets should be offered at all times unless overeating and obesity have become problems. The pellets ...

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