Stahl Exotic Animal Veterinary Services

Stahl Exotic Animal Veterinary Services


I called earlier about a injured animal. We finally were able to catch it. Do you have emergency hours?
Posting this as a board member of the VA Herpetological Society: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella illness linked to contact with pet bearded dragons. More information about the outbreak is available here. At least one Virginia resident has become ill in association with this outbreak. As such, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and state partner agencies have been helping support the outbreak investigation and subsequent public health response. ................ Please practice good hygiene around beardies and all pets.
As the orginal owner and breeder, I would like to reach out and personally thank the team that tried to save Colby the Sebastopol Goose. You all tried your very best with many unknowns. Thank you for your communication with the owner and your dedication to doing your best.
Do you all board bearded dragons?
I have a great friend that rushed a beloved family member to you all the way from the tri cities..sad to say they did not make it but today she recieved a mold of her foot print and name in the mail....bless you and employees with all you do...I'm blown away by your compassion..
Thank you for keeping my Daisy healthy and happy in her golden years! Dr. Stahl is the best!
Thanks for mailing Jerry's well packaged refills so quickly this week! We love and appreciate all of you at SEAVS!πŸΉπŸ’— Stay well and safe! God bless you!πŸ™
18 months surviving with lymphoma! Austin made it to his sister’s wedding last was all our little family had hoped for...and yet he’s still going strong a year later, and a full 18 months since diagnosis!!!!!. Thank you SEAVS and Dr. Nielsen!
Austin’s 18 month celebration of surviving with Lymphoma...Thanks Dr. Nielsen! He’s happy and strong!
Thank you and Dr. Nielssen for the condolence card.

SEAVS is the most experienced exotic animal veterinary hospital in the Virginia, Maryland, DC area

Operating as usual


Found Quaker!

AT SHELTER: Green Quaker (Monk) Parrot, 11/17/20
Fairfax Corner, VA
Fairfax County Animal Shelter
(This is not the same Quaker who was lost in Alexandria a couple of days prior. That bird is still missing.)

The new 2021 Phoenix Landing calendars are in! $15.95 and all proceeds go to help the birds in foster care with Phoenix Landing! Ask for one the next time you are in!

We still need newspapers! These animals keep pooping!πŸ˜„

Hazardous or Harmless? Discover Which Fall Plants Are Toxic to Pets

Toxic and safe fall plants: Some popular fall plants like mums can be toxic to petsβ€”find out which of these ten autumn beauties might be dangerous to dogs, cats, or horses.

Thank you to our veterans for your service to the country. β€πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²

Giant Serpent Emerges From the Sea Off the Coast of France

Wow! I would love to see this someday!🐍🐍 Just off the shore of the Loire estuary outside of Nantes, France.

Happy Halloween from your SEAVS family! Stay safe out there tomorrow!

It has been super busy here at SEAVS during COVID! To help accommodate the influx of new patients and to make more appointments available for our existing patients, we have added a 6th veterinarian to the SEAVS team!!

We are happy to introduce Dr. Traina! (who started with us in August)


Aubrey Traina, DVM, CVA

Dr. Aubrey Traina is a Louisiana native. At the age of 14, she enrolled in the Aqua Kids Program at the Louisiana Aquarium of the Americas, which introduced her to the amazing world of exotic and aquatic animal medicine. Dr. Traina continued to volunteer in the husbandry department at the Aquarium, along with working as a veterinary technician at Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana throughout undergrad and during veterinary school. She attended the University of New Orleans for undergrad, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a minor in chemistry in 2014.

Dr. Traina graduated from Louisiana School of Veterinary Medicine in 2020 with honors, diversity, and business cords. During vet school, she was the President of the Wildlife, Avian, Zoological and Exotic Medicine Club (WAZEM) and the Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment (VOICE). Dr. Traina was also a Raptor Co-Chair with the Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana where she rehabilitated and cared for birds of prey. In 2019, she was the first place recipient of the ZuPreem National Exotic Medicine Scholarship. Dr Traina is also an acupuncturist! She attended the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine during vet school and received her Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist License in 2019.

Dr. Traina loves working with all exotic companion animals, especially avian and aquatic species and plans to complete her training to become board certified in avian medicine.
Growing up, her family had a mini menagerie including parakeets, hamsters, millipedes, sugar gliders, salt- water tanks and even a pot-bellied pig that was house trained! Dr. Traina is passionate about exotic animal medicine because she feels there is always something new to learn and it often requires you to think outside of the box.

In her free time, Dr. Traina loves to scuba dive, hike, bike and is an avid Saint’s football fan. Her personal critters include her German Shepard dog, Letty; Siamese mixed-breed cat, Binx; and her adorable axolotls Benny, Jette, Chernobyl β€œCherry” and Newt. Being raised in the South, it should be no surprise that her favorite food and season is… crawfish!!

Since the holidays will be here before we know it!πŸŽƒπŸ¦ƒβ„πŸŽ‰

We need newspaper again! If you are in the area and have some, drop it off near the front door! We appreciate it!
Thank you!πŸ‡πŸ¦œπŸ

National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA)

Its NATIONAL VET TECH WEEK! We could not accomplish even a portion of what we do here at SEAVS without our meticulously trained veterinary technicians!
Thank you to our LVT's: Jenn, Alissa, Kathy, Nadja, Katie, Baden, Alana, Steph and Jo. Our Techs: Zack, Oscar, Courtney, Jac and Sohane. Our Tech Assistants: Julie, Danielle, Curtis, Khalid and CharlotteπŸ¦œπŸπŸ‡πŸ’πŸ¦”πŸ

Y'all ready? #NationalVetTechWeek officially starts TODAY! Make sure you follow NAVTA on social media all week for a chance to win some great prizes and swag!

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From all of us at NAVTA: Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and compassion! Now let's get this party started!

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Massive β€˜alligator snapping turtle’ shell-shocks DC suburb

WOW! That's quite a turtle! 🐒🐒🐒🐒 The reptile weighed a whopping 65 pounds Β β€” and was not native to the area.

Parrots in wildlife park moved after swearing at visitors

πŸ˜³πŸ™…β€β™€οΈ We have a couple that stay here occasionally....πŸ˜‚ Five parrots have been removed from public view at a British wildlife park after they started swearing at customers.

[09/17/20]   Fairfax, Virginia followers:
Watch for a cockatiel, lost near Braddock road/Nash Drive. Lost 9/17/2020
Call us if you see him so we can call the owner.
Thank you!

Tortoise study reveals surprising insight into why animals like faces

Does your tortoise know your face? I think mine just knows one thing:
Interesting article! Solitary land tortoises are attracted to faces right after they hatch, suggesting facial preference evolved separate from parental care.

Here are pictures from an interesting foreign body surgery Dr. Magnotti was able to perform this summer.

We received a black rat snake that had eaten a golf ball. The ball was placed in a chicken's nest box to encourage the chicken to lay in the box. The snake, unable to tell the difference, swallowed the ball. He was lucky that a kind person found him and released him to a wildlife rehabber, who then brought the snake to us for surgery.

** Note to chicken owners: Please glue the golf balls or ceramic/plastic eggs to a flat piece of wood to prevent this from occurring.

Once his incision healed, he was able to be released back into the wild, hopefully no longer craving taste of eggs!🐣🐍

Oldest Known Snake In A Zoo Lays Eggs Without Aid Of Male Snake - Reptiles Magazine

AAAAAMAZING! This 50-year-old ball python laid eggs at the St. Louis Zoo, without the aid of a male. Photo by Saint Louis Zoo.A 50-year-old ball python (Python regius) living in the Saint Louis Zoo has laid eggs, but hasn’t been with a male ball python in more than 15 years, the zoo wrote on its page....

Enjoy your day! SEAVS will be closed in observance of Labor Day!

Information about Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease 2(RHDV2) in Virginia.
We did attempt to get the vaccine, but they are currently only allowing it to be imported in states with RHDV2 in the wild rabbit populations. This is mostly because of supply issues with the vaccine. There is just not enough being produced in other countries to also supply the whole USA. The good news is that a US vaccine manufacturer is currently working on a vaccine. Once that is available, we hope that there will be enough for all of the pet rabbits to get vaccinated.πŸ‡πŸ‡

HELP! We need newspaper! If you have some, please leave it outside the front of the building. (Please only leave uncut newspaper, if you cut the seam, we can't use it.)
Thank you!πŸπŸ¦†πŸ‡πŸ¦”πŸ’πŸ¦œπŸ“πŸ€πŸ

Congratulations to Alana, one of our wonderful exotic animal technicians, for passing the Veterinary Technician National Exam(VTNE) today!πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ She now qualifies to become an LVT(Licensed Veterinary Technician) in Viginia!πŸ¦œπŸ¦ŽπŸ‡

We are so proud of her hard work and perseverance, especially through all of the COVID delays she experienced throughout the past few months.
You did it Alan Frum, LVT!

Please join us in officially welcoming Dr. Jessica Magnotti to the SEAVS team! We are so excited to have her join us after years of being a client and we hope that you will all be as impressed as we are with her knowledge and experience.

Dr. Jessica Magnotti is a Northern Virginia native. She attended George Mason University for undergrad, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a concentration in microbiology in 2013. Throughout undergrad and for several years following, she worked as a veterinary technician at a small animal hospital. Dr. Magnotti graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020.

Dr. Magnotti has worked at exotic animal specialty hospitals and institutions around the country gaining additional training in wildlife, zoological species and exotic companion animal medicine. She has a passion for learning and has worked on multiple research projects throughout undergrad and veterinary school. During undergrad, she investigated the impact of anthropogenic, or man-made, noise and the effects on avian communication in Northern Cardinals. Her results were published in the peer-reviewed journal, Animal Behaviour. She is currently working on a research project examining diseases in Gila Monsters and Beaded lizards. She plans to pursue board certification in avian practice.

Since she was a child, Dr. Magnotti has had a special appreciation for the more unusual creatures. She grew up with an assortment of birds, reptiles, small mammals and even some invertebrates! These unique species have always inspired her, and she knew from a young age that she wanted to go into exotic animal medicine. While she loves working with all creatures, she especially enjoys working with birds (everything from poultry to parrots!) and bunnies.

In her free time, Dr. Magnotti enjoys playing multiple instruments, exploring nature, painting, and birdwatching. She loves spending time with her partner, Chris, and their menagerie of animals which includes 4 parrots, 2 bunnies, a bearded dragon and their goofy, adorable boxer dog, Sir Charles. She is passionate about providing an enriched environment for her pets, especially the parrots who require a good amount of mental stimulation and attention. She spends much of her free time creating foraging toys and learning new ways to enhance the lives of her own pets, as well as the many unique species she cares for as an exotic animal veterinarian.

Exotic Pet Veterinary Care - Stahl Exotic Animal Veterinary Services

New hours starting next week! A full service veterinary facility promoting the health and wellness of all exotic species of birds, small exotic mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. We are the only veterinary medical facility in the DMV area serving an exclusively avian and exotic clientele. Our doctors and staff are dedicated to t...

***UPDATE: REUNITED*****😍😍 OWNER SAYS POSTING TONS OF SIGNS WORKED! Lost parrot! Keep your eyes and ears open!

One of our clients found this sweet, adorable, likely very young Quaker parrot in Fairfax. Contact the office if you are missing your birdie!!

The Reptile Report

Breakfast time!

This Iguana hanging upside down while eating is SO FUNNY!!

Credit: Chris Palau

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Just a couple of Charlottes hang out on a Monday!

Happy Juneteenth from the SEAVS team!❀

We are here for you, as well!

But when you are, know that the ARAV has your back! β€οΈπŸŒˆπŸ–€

When You Shouldβ€”and Should Notβ€”Rescue Baby Birds It’s not uncommon to find young birds away from their nests during spring and summer. But should you help them? That depends.

Happy Burdsday! The weekend is almost here and NoVA moves into stage 2 Friday! So.....Whatcha doin'?

Happy Burdsday! The weekend is almost here!

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We are a full service exotic animal veterinary facility promoting the health and wellness of exotic pet species, including: birds, small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. The SEAVS doctors and staff are dedicated to the unique needs of these animals and we are extremely proud to possess the most experienced team in the DMV area for their care.

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4105 Rust Rd
Fairfax, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 16:00
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