Educate yourself! This is the first step in ensuring your pet’s health. Become knowledgeable about your new pet’s nutritional requirements, husbandry, and common diseases. It may be difficult to find an exotic veterinarian in your area as well. It is important to develop a relationship with a veterinarian with a healthy pet exam prior to your pet getting ill in order to prevent any problems when your pet needs a veterinarian unexpectedly.