How to find a Reptile Veterinarian

How to find a Reptile Vet:

  • ARAV- The Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians: click HERE.

  • ABVP- The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners: click HERE, and choose the Reptile & Amphibian Category.

  • EBVS- European Board of Veterinary Specialisation: HERE, search for specialization in ‘Herpetological Medicine & Surgery,’ part of the ECZM.

  • ACZM- The American College of Zoological Medicine: HERE is the current diplomate roster. You may be able to find a vet in your area that sees companion animals (as opposed to working for a zoo.)

  • via Melissa Kaplan’s website: HERE. (She discusses ways to find a Herp Vet HERE.)

  • other resources HERE and HERE.

If you have additional resources you know of, please add them below.


Great info, thanks for posting!


Here are 2 reptile veterinary clinics in Northwest Indiana.

Westchester Animal Clinic.
55 US-20, Chesterton, IN 46304

Westchester Animal Clinic is proud to serve the Porter IN area with affordable quality veterinary care. Our veterinary clinic is run by Dr. Laurence Reed and Dr. Chris Brahos, who are licensed, experienced Porter veterinarians.

Arbor View Animal Hospital
244 W U.S. Hwy 6, Valparaiso, IN 46385

They specialize in exotic animal medicine and see reptiles on a daily basis.


Thanks for the mention Tom! Not only do we see a large number of reptiles on a daily basis but we’re trying to get the word out that Arbor View Animal Hospital is now accepting (native to the USA) venomous snakes as patients. Our client base is 38% exotic pets (most clinics that see exotic pets have a caseload that is <10% of their clients) and all of our veterinarians are passionate about exotic pet medicine.