Californian Ferret Vets — J-Q

(I’m always happy to add sites which have been recommended by other ferret owners so if you have a good ferret vet who is not listed here, please let me know and I’ll put the details on this page … I reckon it’s great to have a list of vets we know are good so that if our ferrets ever get sick, we’ll feel comfortable in the knowledge that our pets will get the best treatment possible from a vet who knows what he’s doing!)


La Mesa

Pet Emergency & Specialty Center



North Valley Veterinary Clinic


Lake Forest

Serrano Animal & Bird Hospital (Emily Hsieh, DVM; Scott Weldy, DVM)



Arbor Pet Clinic   (Richard Turner, DVM) (Recommended by a ferret owner)


Los Altos

Adobe Animal Hospital


Los Gatos

Adobe Animal Hospital


Long Beach

Long Beach Animal Hospital


Los Osos

Bear Valley Animal Clinic   *Select veterinarians only. Call for more information.


Mission Viejo

Mission Park Pet Hospital  (Tiffany Thompson, DVM)



Avian and Exotic Clinic of the Monterey Peninsula  (Shannon Thomas, DVM) (Listed on the AFA vets’ page)



Alley Cat Small Animal Hospital



Montclair Veterinary Hospital *Select veterinarians only. Call for more information.

VCA Bay Area Animal Hospital



Mobile Vet Connection  (Dr Jyl Rubin, DVM)



Palmdale Veterinary Hospital



Exotic Animal Care Center



Pinole Pet Hospital


Pleasant Hill

Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital (Dr Zachary Anderson)



Amador Valley Veterinary Center (Daryl Wolf, DVM)




Californian Ferret Owners : It is 100% LEGAL to get your ferrets treated at a Veterinary Clinic in CA, so NO worries there. There was a law passed many years ago that made it safe & legal to get them treated. So basically it’s illegal when you’re driving over to the Vet, legal while you’re there, and illegal again when you’re driving them home ?  It’s important to really make sure the Vet you select is qualified to treat ferrets and actively treats others. Many Vets will claim they can treat them, but don’t really know enough about them for proper care.[source: Golden State Ferret Society]




(Last updated November 2019)


DISCLAIMER: The vets listed have either been recommended, or have advised me personally that they are happy to treat ferrets, or have mentioned that they treat ferrets, exotic pets &/or pocket pets on their website. However I have no firsthand knowledge of how experienced any of the vets are with ferrets.
It is up to you to make sure that you are happy with the treatment your ferret is getting from your vet. If you have any doubts at all, please think about getting a second opinion so that you know that your pet is getting the best possible treatment available.


While I have made every effort to ensure that the information contained on my page is free from error, I don’t warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information.

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