Dr. Ken Welle, avian medicine
Dr. Ken Welle, the only veterinarian in Illinois with board certification in avian medicine, joined the exotics faculty in January 2011 after 22 years in private practice.

Exotic Animal Services

Our exotic/zoological medicine service provides care for lizards, parrots, hedgehogs, fish, and just about any amphibians, reptiles, birds, and small exotic mammals.

Beyond our general care service for exotic animals, our hospital offers surgery, ophthalmology, imaging, and many other specialty areas to improve the overall health of these pets. Our veterinarians will get to know you and your animal and work with you to maintain a healthy life for your animal.


  • 24-hour emergency care
  • Wellness examinations and vaccinations
  • Nutrition consulting
  • Diagnostics
  • Reproductive procedures (sexing, spay/neuter,egg-binding)