Welcome to Knafo Zoological Medicine and Surgery Services, PLLC, the only residency trained exotic animal veterinarian in Massachusetts and New York offering house call and zoo consulting services. We offer in-home veterinary care for most companion animals with a special focus on exotic pets, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, rabbits, rodent, ferrets, fish, marsupials, and some hoof stock. Exotic pets are our passion, and we are dedicated to providing the highest quality veterinary care to ALL species. Your pet is an invaluable part of your family, and our goal is to work with you to provide the most healthy, happy life for your pet.
We realize how stressful a trip to the vet can be for your bird, rabbit, reptile, or other exotic pet. Thats why we come to you! Many exotic pets are prey species that can be extremely stressed by the smells and sounds of a traditional veterinary hospital. Many reptiles and birds need to stay warm and do not travel easily in the cold, particularly when they are not feeling well. Thats why we don’t ask you to pack up your animal and travel to the vet. Let us come examine your pet in its own environment.
Dr. Knafo will perform a complete physical examination on your pet and provide a thoughtful assessment and recommendations. Medications are dispensed on site, further diagnostic tests are performed as indicated (blood work, sample collection), as well as therapeutic procedures such as tube feeding, fluid administration, wound care, etc. If your pet requires more advanced diagnostics or surgery, we can schedule these procedures (ultrasound, radiographs, spay, neuter, mass removal, etc) at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, where Dr. Knafo is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Zoological Companion Animal Medicine
Additionally, we provide case consultation services to other veterinary professionals, zoos, aquariums, and wildlife centers.
Please contact us to schedule an appointment or consultation at 917-622-7485.
Alternatively, Dr. Knafo sees appointments and performs surgery at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Please call 508-839-5395 to schedule an appointment at Tufts.
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Member
Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, Member
American Veterinary Medical Association, Member
American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Member