Have a cold blooded friend? We see numerous species of reptiles; turtles, tortoises, and lizards. We do not see snakes. All of these species have highly specialized diet and environmental needs so it is important to do your research prior to acquiring these pets.Our veterinarians would be happy to discuss these requirements as well as any health concerns you may have regarding your pet. It is important to remember that these species often carry Salmonella and other organisms that can be transmitted to humans. Practicing good hygiene after handling them and routinely disinfecting their enclosure are important things to do.