Updated - COVID-19 Clinic Guidelines
Avian and Exotic Pet Clinic of Roanoke

Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) infection, the Avian and Exotic Pet Clinic of Roanoke is taking additional precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of our community so that we can continue to provide essential veterinary care for our patients.

We will continue to utilize curb side service with the option of patient drop-off, for appointments including emergencies until further notice.

If a pet owner has recently traveled to a high-risk country or region of this country, had any exposure to symptomatic or confirmed positive cases, or is confirmed positive themselves, we ask that they not bring their pets to the hospital unless the pet is having a medical emergency. We also ask that you have a healthy family member or friend bring your pet for the visit.

If you are not exposed, not symptomatic and/or vaccinated and if it is decided that we need to have you enter the clinic; while in the waiting area:  please wear an appropriate mask with nose, mouth and chin covered, maintain distance at least 6 feet between you and other clients, staff and pets. Limit the number of people who accompany each pet to the hospital to one. Use a hand sanitizer or the client restrooms to wash your hands as needed.  Note - Your signature of a symptom free waiver along with your temperature will be requested upon entrance to the clinic.

What clients should do and can expect when they arrive at our clinic (until further notice):
• Call 540-989-4464 when you arrive in the parking lot.
• An animal care team member will greet you outside of the clinic entrance with your admission forms and bring your pet/animal into the facility for evaluation. After your pet is evaluated, the veterinarian will discuss a plan for your pet’s care with you by phone.  Note:  Some forms are available here on our website for you convenience.
• You will then receive a phone call from a client service member to obtain a deposit via one of our payment methods, if admission for treatment, surgery or hospitalization is determined.
• You will receive updates via phone from either Dr. Stewart or another care professional.
• Patient visitation has been temporarily suspended, inside the clinic.  Other arrangements to visit with you pet(s) can be arranged case by case.
• Your pet’s discharge process will be discussed by phone and remaining balances will be collected prior to discharge from the clinic.
• We continue to keep our hospital clean and disinfect regularly, but the frequency and extent of cleaning has been increased in accordance with CDC recommendations to help prevent exposure and transmission of COVID-19 within our hospital. Staff hand-washing and surface disinfection is performed between patient visits and exams. We also require that anyone on our team who is not feeling well is required to stay home.

Pharmacy prescription and pet food services:

Our pharmacy will continue to dispense prescriptions and pet food as needed. Clients can call our main number to request refills. Our client service representative will contact clients for payment and the prescription package will be given to the client outside of the hospital entrance during normal business hours. Prescription refills and food can also be shipped for an additional charge.

We apologize about the inconvenience to you and your pet, but we do this in the best interest of everyone involved until risk levels subside, which we all hope is very soon.


Dr. Paul Stewart, DVM

Welcome to Avian and Exotic Pet Clinic 
Your Veterinarian in Roanoke, Virginia 
Call us at (540) 989-4464

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (540) 989-4464!

client with parrot

If you live in Roanoke or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Paul Stewart is a licensed veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Avian and Exotic Pet Clinic is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Stewart has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (540) 989-4464 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for pet owners.

Routine Services

  • General and Preventive Medicine
  • Emergency Services, House Calls (based on availability) and After Hour Calls
  • General Surgery (including Radiosurgery)
  • Dentistry (including rabbits and rodents) and Oral Surgery
  • Lab services (In-house and Specialty Services)
  • Digital Radiology (X-Ray)
  • Advanced Ultrasonography with our Sonosite Micro-Max machine
  • Endoscopy (rigid and flexible)
  • Hospitalization and Intensive Care
  • Bird and Exotic Pet Boarding
  • Medical Boarding
  • Behavior and Husbandry Consultations
  • Vaccination
  • Microchip Placement
  • Health certificates
  • Grooming
    • Nail trimming
    • Wing trimming
    • Beak trimming (Cosmetic and Corrective) and Polishing
    • Mat Removal and Trimming
    • Bathing
  • Humane Euthanasia, Cremation Services and Grief Counseling
  • Therapeutic and Preventative Medicine
  • Consultation (Behavior and Husbandry)
  • DNA Sexing

At Avian and Exotic Pet Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Paul Stewart, DVM
 Veterinarian | Avian and Exotic Pet Clinic|(540) 989-4464

Tanglewood West Building
 3959 Electric Road, Suite 155
Roanoke, Virginia 24018 

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Roanoke Office


8:00 am-7:00 pm


Closed: Call for Emergency Availability)


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


Closed: Call for Emergency Availability)



Meet Our Veterinarian

  • Paul Stewart , DVM

    Dr. Paul Stewart opened the Avian and Exotic Pet Clinic of Roanoke in 2010 to provide emergency/after-hours veterinary care as well as daytime therapeutic and preventative care to all birds and exotic pets in an environment suitable for their healing.

    Dr. Stewart obtained his DVM at Kansas State University in 1996 and a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at Virginia Tech in 1990. For 24 years, Dr. Stewart’s special interests include avian and exotic pet medicine, surgery, ultrasound, endoscopy, radiosurgery, dentistry, and geriatric medicine. He had been the primary care provider for birds and exotic pets in two veterinary practices for 14 years prior to opening this clinic.

    Dr. Stewart has been a guest lecturer at the Virginia/Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, The Southwest Virginia Bird Club meetings and Annual Bird Fair, as well as the Roanoke Valley Bird Club. He completed externships at the Topeka Zoo, the National Wildlife Health Lab and has appeared on Animal Planet’s “Wildlife Emergency”. He is also Veterinarian-in-Charge at Mill Mountain Zoo.

    In Dr. Stewart’s spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, antique car restoration, camping, canoeing, fly fishing, mountain biking, playing drums and guitar, and drawing wildlife. His family pets include tiny dog Tetley (a Chiweenie), Carris the cat, and Casper the “ghost” boa.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "they truly know what they are doing and do whatever they can to help! Amazing staff and Dr. Stewart is the best!!"
    Gabby Garfield
  • "It has been a wonderful experience since I have been coming here. I had a bearded dragon who was very sick and sadly didn't make it.Dr.Stewart and his staff tried everything possible to save his life. They are very compassionate and sympathetic, really know what they're doing! You can't go wrong! Very loving, attentive, thorough and professional.Thank you to the staff of Avian and Exotic for your warmth and sympathy at the loss of my "Mushu"."
    Danijella Jordan
  • "My mouse Asher was quite sick, and even though he was a working, they immediately took him back and began treatment. Dr. Stewart and his staff are wonderful caring people, and I will always take my exotics to him. Also, Asher is a fat, spoiled rotten, lazy bum."
    Debra Meyers

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