As the best exotic animal hospital and emergency animal hospital, we offer the most reliable veterinary services that exotic pet owners in NJ can trust. Including but not limited to pet grooming, emergency animal hospital services, and more.

Our emergency animal hospital is filled with exotic pet specialists that do thorough check-ups for all kinds of exotic pets.


​Annual wellness exams

Who we treat

Small Mammals

Rabbit, guinea pig, chinchilla, ferret, kinkajou, coatimundi, rodents, and many more.

Avian (non-poultry)

Parrots & toucans, pet songbirds, falconry raptors, and ratites (i.e. emu, ostrich, etc) will be considered on a case-by-case visit.

Avian (poultry)

Chicken, turkey, pheasant, peacock, guineafowl, quail, and waterfowl; limited to pet and hobby birds.


Non-venomous lizards and snakes, turtles and tortoises, amphibians (i.e. frog, toad, salamander, etc).

Aquatic Salt and freshwater fish and invertebrates

Pond calls.

Honey Bees

For after hours and emergent care:

Garden State Veterinary Specialists
1 Pine Street
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753

Dr. Applegate and the staff of Nautilus work closely with the doctors and staff of GSVS to help prepare them for dealing with emergency conditions of exotic animals. In advanced or complicated cases, the emergency doctors of GSVS can consult Dr. Applegate by phone with questions, as needed.

After Hours Emergency

Emergency Care Service For All Exotic Pets

Veterinary services offered by Dr. Applegate of Nautilus animal emergency hospital works with professionals who specialize in veterinary services for exotic pets NJ owners have.

Dr. Applegate and all the medical staff work hand in hand to help prepare them for dealing with the emergency conditions of exotic animals.

We are an emergency animal hospital that can respond to your needs quickly for any advanced or complicated cases Call us anytime for any of your emergency needs.

Call Us Today (732) 892-2220