Cornerstone Veterinary Clinic

81 Davison Ct
Lockport, NY 14094


group of exotic animals


Come to Cornerstone Veterinary Clinic for the Best in Exotic Pet Veterinary Care

At Cornerstone Veterinary Clinic, we recognize that not everyone chooses to have a dog or cat as a pet. We also understand that reptiles, small mammals, birds, and exotic creatures have special needs and requirements in order to keep them happy and healthy. Our doctor and staff are fully trained in exotic pet care. We can answer any questions you may have about a new or existing pet.

We often see:

Ferrets, Rabbits, Pocket Pets, Reptiles and a variety of Bird Species


The extensive list of exotic pet care services we offer includes, but is not limited to:

  • Wellness exams
  • Emergency and critical care
  • X-rays and blood work
  • Habitat setup and maintenance
  • Dietary needs and supplements
  • Wing, beak, and nail trims for birds


Owning an exotic pet takes a special kind of person, one who can afford to commit the time to provide the appropriate care. These kinds of animals make very rewarding companions but it’s important to remember that, because they are not typical pets, they may have special needs. We can provide the guidance, advice and support you need to help your unique pet thrive.

We treat all pets with the utmost care, knowing that each one is important. We have decades of experience treating exotics and are here to answer your questions and concerns.

If you are a first time owner of an exotic, please schedule an appointment! Our knowledgeable doctors and staff will be sure to get you on the right path to ensure the health of your pet. Bring all pet questions; we will set you up for success!

Rabbit Vaccinations
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease, also known as Viral Hemorrhagic Disease (VHD), is caused by a Calicivirus that is highly contagious. All of these cases in New York State have been discovered in domestic rabbits. The disease was brought to this state by an infected rabbit from the West Coast. Clinical signs of this disease are bleeding from the mouth ,eyes, and nose, seizures and/or death without any signs of illness.

This virus can survive for very long periods in the environment, as long as 100 days. The virus can be brought into your home on the bottom of your shoes as well as by your other pets that have walked through infected areas. Once in your home the virus can infect your susceptible pet rabbits. 

The best line of defense against this threat to your pet rabbit is to limit exposure to wild rabbits by not placing your rabbit in outside playpens, even if vaccinated. If introducing new rabbits into your household, quarantine the new rabbit for a period of 2 - 6 weeks. We recommend vaccinating your rabbit with the Medgene vaccine, RHD2. This is an experimental vaccine that requires 2 vaccine 3 weeks apart for the initial series and then repeating this annually.

If you have any further question or concerns, do not hesitate to call the clinic to speak to one of our staff members.