New England Wildlife Center
Preserving New England's Wild Legacy
Odd Pet Vet

 Exotic Animals Veterinary Clinic 

Call us to make an appointment at: 781.682.4878



Reptiles, small mammals, and birds treated, including snakes, lizards, turtles, rats, mice, rabbits, chinchillas, degus, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, parrots, cockatiels, parakeets, pigeons, ducks, doves and chickens.


Greg Mertz, DVM has over twenty years experience treating exotic and wildlife species.



Walk-ins are allowed but we strongly encourage making an appointment. MasterCard and Visa accepted.



The Odd Pet Vet is the only exclusively exotic veterinary practice in Eastern Massachusetts. It is the Center’s most significant fee-for-service program.  It is a goal of the Center to raise 40% of its income from commercial enterprises like the fee-for-service Odd Pet Vet.



A recent client said that coming to the Odd Pet Vet “is like going to science class.”  We treat about a hundred species of animals from chickens, turtles, snakes, lizards, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats, degus, parrots, pigeons, and a host of invertebrates like scorpions, tarantulas, hermit crabs, and cockroaches.  All proceeds from the Odd Pet Vet go directly to support educational programming and animal care at the Center.  Volunteers and interns often start their learning careers at the Center helping Dr. Mertz with veterinary exams.  The Odd Pet Vet has been featured in Discover Magazine, The Boston Globe Magazine, and the Today Show, and was designated the “Best of Boston 2004” for exotic animal care by Boston Magazine.

Odd Pet Vet is a subsidiary of the New England Wildlife Center.