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

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – Closed



Our Hours

Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday:  8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday:  Closed

First appointment:  9 a.m.

Veterinarians take lunch: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.


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)

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.



We exclusively treat these exotic pets:

  • SMALL MAMMALS or "Pocket Pets"
    • rabbits
    • ferrets
    • guinea pigs
    • chinchillas
    • rats
    • hedgehogs
    • hamsters
    • mice
    • gerbils
    • sugar gliders
    • degus 
    • other small rodents
    • parrots
    • canaries
    • finches
    • chickens
    • ducks
    • peacocks
    • non-venomous snakes
    • lizards
    • turtles
    • tortoises
    • salamanders
    • frogs
    • toads
    • fish
    • scorpions

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

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Upcoming Closing

The office will be closed from 5 pm on Friday, September 27, 2019 through Sunday, October 6, 2019.  We will reopen on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 8 am.  If you need assistance during this time, please contact the Exotic Pet Service at NC State University (919-513-6999), Avian & Exotic Animal Care in Raleigh (919-844-9166) or Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Huntersville (704-949-1100) (They may refer you elsewhere).

Additional days we will be closed over the next few months:

Thursday & Friday, November 28 & 29, 2019 – Thanksgiving

Tuesday, December 24, 2019  – Thursday, December 26, 2019 – Christmas

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 – Thursday, January 2, 2020 – New Year’s


Come join us at Repticon October 19 & 20, 2019.  Lots of vendors with reptiles and equipment for sale.

Address:  Cabarrus Arena & Events Center

4751 Highway 49 North, Concord, NC 28025

For more details:  https://repticon.com/north-carolina/charlotte/



Best exotic pets vets in the local area!

Best exotic pet veterinarian in the local area!

This little clinic is a great place!

This little clinic is a great place! They go above and beyond your expectations. I wouldn't take my rats anywhere else. They even sent me a card in the mail when one of my rats passed. They're the best; compassionate, welcoming and straight forward.



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Monday:            8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday:            8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday:    8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday:          8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday:                 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday:           Closed
Sunday:               Closed

Location and Directions

Griffin Exotics
2100 Lane Street
Kannapolis, NC 28083

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