A Vet Near You

Long Island Bird & Exotics Veterinary Clinic is a state of the art veterinary hospital dedicated entirely to the care of avian and exotic pets. We serve Long Island, the entire NYC area, including Manhattan, QueensBrooklyn, Staten Island, Long Island, as well as Westchester County and New Jersey.

Our Veterinary Team

The team at Long Island Bird & Exotic Vet Clinic is led by Dr. Shachar Malka, who has more than 15 years of experience working with avian and exotic pets. He is joined by talented vets, Dr. Caitlin Renna, Dr. Nicolle White and Dr. Rosa Bañuelos, and Morgan Richter, who serves as the hospital supervisor. He also has two veterinary assistants, Sara Woods and Danielle Palaez and a talented receptionist, Alexis Waldron. Together, the dedicated team helps care for hundreds of birds, fish, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and more.

The Best Veterinary Care Available

Your pets deserve the best. That’s why we make it our mission is to provide the highest level of care using the most up-to-date techniques and equipment available. We are continually searching for the latest medical advancements through our participation in continuing education. Our veterinarians are well published and continue to publish scientific articles on a variety of topics in avian and exotic animal medicine. They lecture at international veterinary meetings, as well as other regional avian, exotics and wildlife related events.


We specialize in advanced surgical procedures, endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery, complicated anesthesia and advanced imaging. In addition to our high end specialized care, we also offer referrals and second opinions, behavioral consultations, routine annual exams, and boarding and grooming.

Emergency Vet Care

Long Island Bird and Exotics Vet Clinic offers 24-hour emergency vet services. Our staff works around the clock to care for your pets, and we provide comprehensive overnight and weekend care for hospitalized pets at our animal hospital. 

Animals We Treat

Long Island Bird & Exotics Veterinary Clinic (LIBEVC) cares exclusively for exotic pets. We recommend bringing your exotic pets for annual physicals and, of course, to schedule an appointment with us if your pet has an injury or if you think they might be sick. We also invite you to check out our extensive pet care guides to learn how to provide your friend with the best possible care. 

The pets we treat include the following:


  • All birds:  parrots, caiques, finches, cockatiels, canaries, finches, poultry, waterfowl and raptors

  • Small mammals: guinea pigs, ferrets, rabbits, chinchillas, hedgehogs, smaller rodents (rats, gerbils, hamsters, mice, degus), sugar gliders

  • Any reptiles: lizards, iguana, snakes, chelonians (turtles/tortoises)

  • Any amphibians: frogs, salamanders, geckos

  • Fish

  • Invertebrates (such as tarantulas)


If your pet is not listed above, please call to discuss.


We do not treat venomous snakes.

About Long Island Bird & Exotics Veterinary Clinic

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