Robert Wagner, VMD, Dipl. ABVP – ECM
Robert Wagner, VMD, Dipl. ABVP – ECMExotic Veterinarian - Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Wagner holds joint positions at the University of Pittsburgh as a Chief of Surgical Veterinary Services, Clinical Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine in the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources and as a Research Associate Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine. Dr Wagner oversees the Surgical Research program and the Aquatics program for the University of Pittsburgh. He is board certified in exotic animal companion medicine by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP – ECM). He practices exotic animal medicine part-time at certain locations. With close to 34 years of exotic animal experience, Dr. Wagner has had a fascinating job history, including veterinary positions at the Pittsburgh Zoo, the National Aviary of Pittsburgh and several wildlife conservation organizations.


Exotics animals can still be household creatures. Any animal from a rabbit to a bird is considered an exotic animal.  These exotic animals need different care that the dogs and cats found in other homes.

Exotic care specialists are available through VetNOW to be able to diagnosis known ailments of the species.

An exotic specialist’s training is broad and extensive, covering muscular systems, bone and organ structure, as well as reproductive methods in order to provide the best possible care for the exotic animal.