2100 Lane Street Kannapolis, NC 28083
Phone 704.932.8111 | Email info@griffinexotics.com

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

Appointments and Schedule


Please see the News page for more information about our office situation. We are temporarily seeing patients at Cabarrus Emergency Veterinary Clinic (1317 S. Cannon Blvd. in Kannapolis).

Our basic schedule while at Cabarrus is 9:30am – 4:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 9:30 – noon on Wednesdays. Please call if you need an appointment, and we will try to get you and your pet in as soon as we can! Please also call if you need a medication refill, or have a general question.

We will know more about our return to our regular office in the next couple of weeks.

Our Normal Hours (we will let you know when we have returned to normal)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please call our office at (704) 932-8111. One of our team members will be happy to help you.

Please note – New Patient Exams are scheduled for 45 to 60 minutes – and some may run longer than an hour. Please schedule enough time so that we may completely evaluate your pet during our initial consultation. We think you will find the time well spent.

Before contacting us to schedule an appointment, please consult the lists below to make sure that we will see your pet. If your pet is not listed below,
please call us to find out if our hospital will be able to accommodate your pet.

Animals We See

  • Small Mammals or "Pocket Pets" (ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, hedgehogs, hamsters, chinchillas, sugar gliders, etc.)
  • Birds (parrots, canaries, finches, and others)
  • Reptiles (non-venomous snakes, lizards, turtles/tortoises)
  • Other pets (fish, amphibians, invertebrates)

Animals We Don’t See

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Farm Animals (Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Llamas, Ostriches, Pigs etc.)
  • Pot Bellied Pigs
  • ”Big” Cats (Ocelots, Servals, Lions, Tigers, etc)
  • Monkeys or other primates
  • Venomous Animals
  • Wildlife considered dangerous by the state (Foxes, Skunks, Raccoons, etc)

Before You Come

Before you come for an appointment, it’s a good idea to do the following things, if possible:

  1. For your first appointment with us, get a copy of any previous medical records for your pet from any other veterinary hospitals that have seen your pet – or call them to have those records faxed to us.
  2. If you can fill out the appropriate forms below ahead of time, that will save some time as well.
  3. Make notes concerning the caging, diet, and general conditions of your pet – we will ask you to be detailed on our questionnaire!
  4. Make sure you know how to get to our hospital.
  5. Contact us to find out if you should bring a fresh stool or dropping sample from your pet.
  6. Make sure you have an appointment – walk-ins/work-ins will usually have a significant wait time, and a daytime emergency fee may be added to the visit if the appointment schedule is already full.
  7. Please realize that we may have to consider laboratory testing or other diagnostic means to determine if your pet is sick.
  8. Please understand that we are a veterinary hospital that performs some grooming services for our clients – therefore, all of our patients that need a nail trim or a wing feather trim must have a physical exam done within 6 months of the grooming service.
  9. If you have any questions about your visit, please contact one of the team members here at Griffin Exotics – we will be happy to try to answer any questions you may have.

Emergencies/After Hours

Appointment Cancellation Policy

Because we value our time with you and your pet, we ask that you respect our time (and that of our other clients) by notifying us 24 hours or more in advance if you have to cancel, change or miss an appointment. Appointments scheduled for 45 minutes or more that are missed without such notification may be subject to a $50 fee; shorter appointments (progress exams, etc) may be subject to a $25 fee. Our schedule is set so that there are a limited number of appointments available per day, and having even 1 or 2 no-shows or late (same day) cancellations greatly challenges our ability to see those clients and their pets that are available to come in for appointments. Multiple (more than 2) no-shows or late cancellations may require pre-payment of exam costs in order to book an appointment.

Emergencies and After Hours

We understand the stress and concern that occurs when you have an unexpected problem with your pet.

In the event of an emergency with your exotic pet, please contact the following 24 hour veterinary hospitals. If you have time, please also send us an email to info@griffinexotics.com and/or leave us a voice mail at 704 932-8111 as we will try to follow up with you as soon as we are able.

24-Hour Veterinary Hospitals

  • Carolina Veterinary Specialists (Huntersville) 704-949-1100. Please call ahead to see if their ER doctor will see your exotic pet.
  • Long Animal Hospital (Charlotte) 704-523-2996. Please call ahead as only two of their ER doctors will see exotic pets.
  • North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine (Raleigh) 919-513-6999 (Exotic Pet Service) or 919 513-6911 (Emergency number). Despite the distance from Kannapolis, they may be the best option in some circumstances, so please keep their number handy.

Thank you.


Griffin Exotics Veterinary Hospital exclusively treats these exotic pets:

  • SMALL MAMMALS or "Pocket Pets" (rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, hedgehogs, hamsters, mice, gerbils, sugar gliders, degus, and other small rodents)
  • BIRDS (parrots of all descriptions, canaries, finches, and others)
  • REPTILES (non-venomous snakes, lizards, turtles and tortoises, salamanders, frogs, toads, newts and others)
  • OTHER PETS (fish including koi and goldfish, some invertebrates)

We do not see cats (including “Big” or “Exotic” cats), dogs, farm animals, monkeys, crocodilians, pot bellied pigs, venomous reptiles, dangerous animals as defined by the state (including foxes, skunks, raccoons, etc).

Read More About Us


Griffin Exotics is seeing patients at 2100 Lane Street in Kannapolis!

After months of construction work due extensive damage caused by a water pipe failure on December 12th, we are happy to be back home on Lane Street.

Thank you to Cabarrus Emergency Veterinary Clinic for allowing us to see clients at their location during our office closure.

Our office schedule has also returned to normal:

Monday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – Closed


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Monday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

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