The Zoological Medicine Service treats a variety of extraordinary animals from privately owned exotic pets to zoo animals to free-ranging wildlife. OSU offers the latest in veterinary medical care of nontraditional animals such as birds, reptiles and small mammals.
The Zoological Medicine team has access to modern veterinary medicine technology including CT scanners and an MRI.
The interdisciplinary style at the Veterinary Medical Hospital allows the Zoological Medicine team access to many board certified specialists in fields such as surgery, anesthesiology, ophthalmology, radiology and more.
To make an appointment, please call (405) 744-7000, ext. 1. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment time to allow for check in. If possible, please complete the appropriate history form prior to your appointment.
Policy for Providing Veterinary Care for Privately Owned Native Wildlife and Other Exotic Species
The OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides veterinary services for a large variety of exotic pets. Native wildlife relinquished to the hospital are cared for free-of-charge. Captive native wildlife will only be seen if an appropriate license/permit is provided. Copy of the license has to be provided at the time of the visit.
The OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital does not provide veterinary care for the following species (with the exception of recognized zoos):
- Privately owned primates
- Large carnivores (which include but are not limited to wolves, large cats [tigers, lions, etc.] and hybrids of such species)
- Venomous reptiles
If you are a licensed zoological facility, please contact the Zoological Medicine team to make appropriate arrangements. Please call 405-744-7000 if you have any questions regarding whether your animal would be considered one of these species.