BluePearl Pet Hospital
Glendale, WI
Avian & Exotics Medicine

Emergency and Specialty
Mon-Sun: Noon-Midnight
Mon & Wed: 8 am-8 pm
Tue & Thu: 8 am-7 pm
Fri: 8 am-4 pm

Pet avian and exotics medicine by BluePearl.

Tailored care for every pet – feathers, fangs, fur and more.

We understand that seeing your pet experience unusual symptoms or act out of the ordinary can be stressful – especially if you don’t know what’s wrong. Fortunately, our veterinary avian and exotics team is made up of experts in diagnosing and treating diseases in birds, small mammals, reptiles and other species, and we’re here to help. 

Our commitment is not just to treat illnesses; it’s to enhance the well-being of your pet and be with you every step of the way.

A vet specialist holds a small grey puppy wearing a cone on an exam table.

Conditions we treat.

A BluePearl anesthesiology and pain management vet prepares to fix an anesthetic facemask on a yellow lab while a vet tech helps hold the dog on the exam table.

Whether your pet has an acute illness, chronic condition or just needs a checkup, you’ll have an entire avian and exotics team helping to improve your pet’s quality of life so you can get back to what matters most – spending precious moments together.

  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Dental diseases
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Metabolic disorders like kidney disease
  • Behavioral issues
  • Reproductive complications
  • Cancer

Services we offer.

Your pet will receive unparalleled medical care during their time at the hospital (and they’ll be spoiled with love and attention, too).

Advanced diagnostics

Your pet can’t tell us what’s wrong, so we use sophisticated diagnostics and imaging tools to uncover the source of the problem.

  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Radiography (x-rays)
  • Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Blood/urine testing

Treatment plans

Just as no two patients are the same, neither are their treatment plans. Our avian and exotics medicine team has experience with a range of advanced procedures and minimally invasive options to get your pet on the path to wellness, including:

  • Wellness exams
  • Dental care
  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Chronic disease management

Our avian & exotics team.

Experience makes all the difference. 

Our avian and exotics team is made up of veterinarians, vet technicians and assistants, and support staff with rigorous training and experience in specialty medicine. The team works hand in hand to provide the comprehensive, compassionate care your pet needs and deserves. Because we’re a multidisciplinary hospital, the team can consult the expertise of other specialty departments, too.

Anna Martel

Board Certified in Zoological Medicine

Avian & Exotics Medicine
On the job

Dr. Anna Martel is part of our Avian & Exotics care team. She always wanted to be an avian veterinarian and loves helping rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, and other animals in addition to birds.

  • Diplomate, American College of Zoological Medicine
  • Residency, Zoological Companion Animal Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Internship, Avian & Exotics, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Off duty

Dr. Martel is married and has two children – along with many pets! In her free time, she enjoys reading books, running, and lifting heavy things.

Publications & Articles

Nicole Mueller


Avian & Exotics Medicine
On the job

Dr. Nicole Mueller has practiced veterinary medicine in a wide variety of settings: zoos, national forests, veterinary hospitals, aquariums, wildlife centers and more. She is especially passionate about avian and reptile medicine and surgery, client education and captive wildlife and rehabilitation cases.

  • Internship, Wildlife and Conservation Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Off duty

Dr. Mueller and her family – her husband, son, daughter and their dog, Vera, a one-eyed golden retriever – spend most of their time outdoors, regardless of weather conditions. They love hiking, canoeing, swimming, biking, bird watching and gardening (particularly harvesting whatever Vera doesn’t eat from the garden first).

What to expect.

We want you to be prepared for your pet’s visit to the avian and exotics vet, so you have one less thing to worry about. Our entire BluePearl team will be with you every step of the way.

Before your visit

  • Make an initial appointment by calling us directly or via referral from your pet’s primary vet. 
  • We’ll get records from your primary or emergency vet before your first visit and collaborate with them to discuss your pet’s history and current condition.

During your visit

  • When possible, we’ll examine your pet with you by their side to make them more comfortable. If additional tests are needed for a diagnosis, we’ll discuss those options with you.
  • You’ll have plenty of time and opportunity to ask questions as we go over your pet’s diagnosis together.
  • Before you leave, you’ll receive a detailed treatment plan, discharge instructions and any recommended medications. We’ll make sure you’re aware of any symptoms you should watch out for at home.

After your visit

  • Our team will continue to partner with your primary veterinarian as part of the ongoing management of your pet’s care.
  • You know your pet better than anyone, and you play a crucial role in their treatment plan. If you have any concerns about providing care at home (such as giving medication, maintaining a specific diet or monitoring your pet’s symptoms), let us know – we’re here for you.