Welcome to the Exotic Pet and Bird Specialty Clinic of New Hampshire


The Exotic Pet and Bird Specialty Clinic of New Hampshire offers veterinary care to exotic pets, including ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, chinchillas, rats, and mice, birds such as parrots and macaws, and reptiles such as snakes, lizards, and turtles.

These exotic pets have unique needs, and the Staff is experienced and equipped to handle them. Almost 30 years of experience in the field makes the Exotic Pet and Bird Specialty Clinic of NH a vital resource for both the owners and referring veterinarians. The Exotic Pet and Bird Specialty Clinic of New Hampshire is a part of the Weare Animal Hospital at 91 Stark Highway in Weare, New Hampshire.

Dr. Michael Dutton

Dr. Michael Dutton, Clinic owner, has been at the forefront of exotic pet practice for almost 30 years, beginning with his work treating wildlife at Bensonís Animal Park in Hudson, NH.

He founded the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV) to help further veterinary knowledge of these pets. Dr. Dutton led the effort to create Exotic Companion Mammals (rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents, etc.) as a Specialty Practice under the auspices of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

He is one of the few triple boarded Veterinary Specialists in the world having specialist status in Avian Practice, Exotic Companion Mammal Practice, and Canine & Feline Practice. He also completed a post-doctoral Masterís Degree in Pan Management because he feels that most pets are not adequately treated for pain.

Dr. Dutton also serves as the volunteer veterinarian for Wings of Dawn Wildlife Rehabilitation (Henniker, NH), McLane Audubon (Concord, NH), Massabesic Audubon (Auburn, NH), and a few other smaller wildlife rehabilitators.