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Birds and Exotic Pets
Knowledge, Compassion, Respect

Welcome to Island Exotic Veterinary Care

Exotic Animal and Bird Specialist in Huntington, NY

Call us at (631) 424-0300

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IEVC is a unique animal hospital devoted to the care of pet birds, small mammals (like ferrets, rabbits, and guinea pigs) and reptiles. We do not take care of dogs and cats, and so everything about us is specialized for exotic pet care only.

IEVC has veterinarians with advanced specialty training in birds and companion exotics. We provide a wide variety of services from pet care consultations, behavior advice, grooming, and vacation care, to advanced procedures, diagnostics, surgery, and therapy. All this in a warm, friendly, clean environment with a passionate, knowledgable, and cheery staff! We do no not treat dogs or cats so that our more timid pets do not feel threatened or stressed.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your exotic companion. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (631) 424-0300 or email us and we'll be happy to help you. Our Huntington Station veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! 

AFTER-HOURS EMERGENCIES

We will take your emergency call during regular business hours, which we expanded to try to fit your busy schedule. After-hours emergencies are directed to one of the local 24-hour facilities listed below.  We can arrange for you to transfer your pet's care to us in the morning for continued treatment.

Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island, Islip:   631.587.0800
Long Island Veterinary Specialists, Plainview:   516.501.1700
East End Veterinary Emergency, Riverhead:   631. 369.4513
The Animal Medical Center, NYC:   212.838.8100



Heidi Hoefer
Huntington Station Veterinarian | Island Exotic Veterinary Care | (631) 424-0300

591 East Jericho Turnpike
Huntington Station, NY 11746

Office Hours

Please call to schedule an appointment

Monday:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Hoefer and her staff are the kindest most caring people i ever me. I brought my chameleon in as an emergency, Dr. Hoefer scooped him up thinking he was dead but she brought him back she gave me 3 more days to love him and helped me through the very hard decision to put him down. She walked me through every step and gave me the option to be present or not ( of course i was with him every step ) she even gave me an impression of his little feet with his name and a little heart. This is the best exotic vet by far..i cant thank them enough... They were even understanding when i was calling 3 times a day checking up and visiting him every day. Thank you all so much for your patients and caring..you are all much appreciated."
  • "this facility was wonderful. i went to long island veterinary specialists with a very sick rat and they sent me to dr. hoefer. i wasn't able to call ahead of time but they took me right away. the staff was very sweet and you can tell that they genuinely care about animals. unfortunately i had to have my rattie girl euthanized. i had never had to euthanize a pet before, but dr. hoefer made a very difficult situation a little bit easier. she explained the process, asked if i wanted to be present, assured me that i was doing what was best, and handed me tissues when i cried about the loss of my beloved petunia. i would definitely use dr. hoefer again in the future and i'd be glad to recommend her to other people with exotic pets. she really knows what she's doing."
  • "I've had rats, rabbits, geckos, and a bird over the years. I would never take any of them anywhere else. Dr. Hoefer is knowledgeable of all of the animals and makes everything go as smoothly as possible. My neurotic rat always gets treats to help distract her from the exam and the staff enjoys playing with her and hearing stories.

    They have squeezed me in when emergencies have come up, and even wrote me a beautiful hand written letter when my bird passed. I'd had a vet suggest having my bird put to sleep when she was 7 because they told me she had a tumor. Dr Hoefer gave me another 9 years with my Sammy, and the bird lived when all well and happy."

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