Exotic Species Medicine and Surgery

Briarcliff Animal Clinic now has a team of three doctors who see exotic pets, available by appointment: Dr. Shannon Turner, Dr. Jessica Murdock, and Dr. Scott Fowler, who completed a year long internship in exotics medicine.  Our Exotics team each have specific types of exotics they work with:

Dr. Turner sees all small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, goats, pigs, chickens, and koi fish. She does not see birds, with the exception of chickens.

Dr. Murdock sees all small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. She does not see any birds, goats, pigs or fish.

Dr. Fowler sees all birds, small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. He does not see pigs, goats or fish.

Special Note: We cannot accept venomous snakes, wildlife, marsupials, or common Georgia Rabies vectors (skunks, raccoons, coyotes, foxes, and bats). Our ability to admit exotic species for urgent care and/or hospitalization will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis depending on the expertise and comfort level of the doctors and staff in the building at the time. For this reason, we encourage scheduling an appointment with one of our three Exotics vets whenever possible- We have appointments available for exotics 7 days a week!

Exotics Docs

Our exotics team, from left:  Dr. Murdock, Dr. Turner, Dr. Fowler 

Exotic pet species need individualized special care and handling, and we are happy to provide this special care for your furry, scaly or feathered friend!  Click here to request an appointment online, or call (404) 874-6393.



The Emory/Morningside location is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! 


Appointment Hours

Monday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Tuesday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Wednesday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Thursday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Friday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Saturday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm