Island Exotic Veterinary Care (IEVC) is a unique animal hospital devoted to the care of pet birds, small mammals (including rabbits, rodents, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hedgehogs, and sugar gliders), and reptiles. Since we do not take care of dogs and cats, everything about us is specialized for our avian and exotic patients.
We are staffed with a compassionate and experienced veterinary team that can help you with a variety of services for your pet. Available services include but are not limited to vaccinations, spay and neuter services, yearly exams, grooming appointments, behavioral and husbandry consultations, and medical and surgical care for sick pets.
If you have any questions, call (631) 424-0300 or and we’ll be happy to help you.
Dr. Meredith Davis graduated from Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Upon graduation, she continued her education at The Ohio State University, completing a residency in poultry medicine and a Master’s degree in Veterinary Preventive Medicine. For the past 23 years she has pursued her passion in the field of avian and exotic medicine.
Although originally from Long Island, Meredith initiated her career in Northern Virginia. In 2014, Meredith and her family moved back to New York, where she practiced at Island Exotic Veterinary Care as an Associate Veterinarian for seven more years. In February 2022, Meredith acquired the practice from Dr. Heidi Hoefer and continues the tradition of providing quality veterinary care to companion avian and exotic pets. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, playing board games, traveling, and kickboxing.Read More
Dr. Perri Wiggin is a proud Carolina Gamecock, graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2017 as a Capstone Scholar with Leadership Distinction. Her next adventure took her to London, England for veterinary school. She graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2021. She then went on to complete a rotating internship at Long Island Veterinary Specialists.
Dr. Wiggin is a Long Island native originally from Huntington and excited to be a member of the Island Exotic team so close to home! In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and playing tennis. She has a dog, two dart frogs, and a family bee hive.Read More
Dr. Heidi Hoefer has been treating birds and exotic pets only for over 30 years. She is a 1987 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York in 1987 and continued there in a two year residency program in avian and exotic pets. From 1990-1998, Dr. Hoefer maintained a staff appointment in the avian and exotic pet department at the AMC, and she has been board-certified in avian practice since 1993.
Dr. Hoefer opened Island Exotic Veterinary Care in 2007 as Long Island’s first specialty avian and exotic pet hospital. After 35 years in practice, she is now retired from clinic’s but remains on staff as a consultant. She is continuing on as an adjunct professor of Special Species at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine where she is inspiring the next generation of exotic veterinarians.Read More
If you are having an emergency with your pet, and need immediate medical attention please call one of the following 24 hour facilities listed below.
If your pet needs continued care or a follow-up visit, we can arrange for you to transfer your pet or arrange for you to follow up with a doctor at our office the very next day we are open.
"There is literally no other vet I would trust to take care of my bunny Oliver. He was recently here with GI Stasis which can be fatal for a rabbit if they do not get immediate care. Island Exotic kept him for two nights and provided me with updates. Oliver is doing well now and that is all thanks to Island Exotic. "
"I’ve brought my boa here twice. They staff are awesome. At first I was worried because my boa is 7 feet long and weighs 15 pounds. Dr. Davis was excellent with her and even told me how beautiful she is haha. They are also very clear with the prices which is nice. "
"What a great experience. The doctors super friendly, professional, sympathetic and helpful with my pet. The care they gave was towards my Chinchilla was exceptional. They were very thorough and explained all what was done and the care that needs to follow. If you are looking for Exotic animal care this is the place! Thanks for helping Pinky."