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    Avian vet links/Important phone numbers

    Hey guys...I know I've been posting this EVERYWHERE, but I thought I'd put this out in the open in this forum so new people coming in with bird problems can use it as a quick reference. I've also posted this in the links section, so moderators, if you wanted to move it, just go ahead and delete this post.
    What I found especially useful about one of these sites (the toolady one) is that it provides references. Again, I know that this is my fourth or fifth time posting these links, and I apologize, but it's difficult to find the right vet for your bird, and I just wanted to help out on the search!

    How to find an avian vet near you:

    www.toolady.com/vetrefer/vetrefer.htm

    www.babybirds.com/vets/

    www.aav.org/vet-lookup/

    www.aav.org/activemembers.html

    http://abvp.com/finddiplomate.aspx

    http://www.parrotmag.com/vets_register.php

    http://www.theparrotsocietyuk.org/avvet.htm

    ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center (USA) 24-hour emergency phone number:
    (thanks to ratty41 and car00000 for providing the number)
    1-888-426-4435
    (Vets are available to help 24-hours a day, but you are charged a fee for the call)

    Read the excellent article written by Duddles called "Planning for Veterinary Emergencies".
    Last edited by Duddles; 11-23-2004 at 05:58 AM. Reason: Added link

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    Re: Avian vet links

    I just wanted to add.

    One of the common problems people ahve with Avian vets is distance. The nearest avian vet may be hours away from you. This is due to the fact that there are only a couple hundered avain vets in the whole WORLD.

    If this is the case you should do a bit of research and find a second if not third vet within a proper travel distance.

    Find the nearest Avian vet incase you birds life is in danger and you need someone that KNOWS what to do about it and fast.

    Then, find the nearest non-avian certified vet that specializes in birds. If that vet is quite a distance away local your nearest vet that accepts birds. Some vets only take dogs/cats, cows, horse, ect ect... You need contact them and speak with them to find out.

    Also, research emergency care.
    What happens if your bird gets stepped on at 9pm at night?
    Its cant stand & is bleeding out its mouth. Wing & legs may be broken. Half of its feathers are ripped off. What do you do? Who do you call? You should already know. Not knowing is irresponsible neglect of any pet.

    Researching vets does not cost you a penny but can save you a bundle of money and greif in the future.

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    Re: Avian vet links

    I'm lucky enough to live in a metropolitan area where there are actually quite a few avian vets in the area, plus an emergency bird hospital where there is one avian vet on staff, and one specialist so they can rotate shifts. I go to school in Farmville, VA, and it is exactly what it sounds like. Quiet, country, not much going on. I actually travel the 3.5 hours back home when Sophie is sick, because it is my responsibility. However, in the case of an emergency, there is an emergency animal hospital with a bird specialist. I agree 100% with berdboy, avian care is essential, and finding care before you buy your bird is key. We may look like crazies here, but remember that all living things value their lives too!

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    Avian vet links/Important phone numbers

    How to find an avian vet near you:
    (thanks to Nikki and Duddles for the links)

    www.babybirds.com/vets/

    www.aav.org/vet-lookup/

    www.aav.org/activemembers.html

    http://abvp.com/finddiplomate.aspx

    ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center (USA) 24-hour emergency phone number:
    (thanks to ratty41 and car00000 for providing the number)
    1-888-426-4435
    (Vets are available to help 24-hours a day, but you are charged a fee for the call)

    Read the excellent article written by Duddles called "Planning for Veterinary Emergencies".
    Last edited by Marrie; 08-27-2010 at 06:33 AM. Reason: Removed broken links

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    Re: Avian vet links/Important phone numbers

    For the Australian people using this board, a great avian vet in Brisbane, Queensland is Dr Adrian Gallagher at "Brisbane Bird Vet" PH: (07) 3359 2233. If you're not near Brisbane they could probably refer you to an avian vet in your area of the country.
    The best thing I ever did for my birds was to find a good avian vet - I'm glad I found one!

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    Re: Avian vet links/Important phone numbers

    can i just add, for uk residents (coz i know its a struggle finding avian vets here)

    http://www.amicusvets.co.uk/

    Roy Earl is, without question, and absolute genius. he's in Solihull, just outside Birmingham.


    For emergencies, check out http://www.vets-now.com/
    they have surgeries all over the country

    i hope you will never need these links, but at least if you do, you have them
    xx
    Last edited by pixibubbles; 07-23-2008 at 11:34 PM.

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    Re: Avian vet links/Important phone numbers

    Avian vet in Kent:

    This avian vet comes very highly recommended by my local pet shop she uses him for her birds.

    akjones@birdvet.co.uk

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    Re: Avian vet links/Important phone numbers

    Here a site for avian vet in Ontario Canada
    http://www.ontariochinchillas.ca/health.php
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    Re: Avian vet links/Important phone numbers

    Here is an avian-exclusive vet in Orange, CA.

    www.thebirdclinic.com

    He is a referral clinic so his prices are (much) higher but Dr. Nemetz has been in the business for over 20 years. Very good vet.

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    Re: Avian vet links/Important phone numbers

    If you ring the main emergency hospital in your area (like, the nearest Vet School hospital if there is one) they will have the contact details of the Avian vets in your area.

    But all the "avian vets" in my state are hours and hours away, and there is a avian-specialising vet quite close (hehe, and I work there now ) that I would (and have) happily trust with my bird's life/health as much/more than any "avian vet". But the Emergency Hospital didn't know about them at all, I had to ring all the small animal vets in our area and ask them if they took birds to find him

    And btw, the difference between an official "Avian vet" and a "vet that specialises in birds" is that the "avian vet" has done an (expensive) exam and gotten a certificate (ie: none)

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    Re: Avian vet links/Important phone numbers

    I finally found (with a lot of effort) an awesome Avian vet in Sydney, Australia. I took my Bob there and they diagnosed him within minutes, and were so unbelievably awesome.

    Bird & Exotics Veterinarian
    Shop 3, Block D,
    1 Hunter Street,
    Green Square NSW 2017
    (on the corner of McEvoy Street, Waterloo - just 500 metres from the Supa Centre)

    PHONE (02) 9319 6111

    It's about a 5 minute drive south of the CBD. They also look after lizards and rats and other different animals, just not cats and dogs and cows etc. http://www.birdvet.com.au <---- good articles on care and help etc

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    Re: Avian vet links/Important phone numbers

    For people from the UK there's a list of avian vets on the Bird Care Co's website.

    http://www.birdcareco.com/English/Av...vian_vets.html

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    Re: Avian vet links/Important phone numbers

    Number 3 on this list looks good., and there's a few more in Cumbria on the list too: http://www.solwayparrotclub.co.uk/Av...0Directory.htm It's the first link that comes up when you google "Avian vets Carlisle".

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    Re: Avian vet links/Important phone numbers

    Here's a link to a avian only vet in the lower mainland of BC, Canada

    http://www.weblocal.ca/night-owl-bir...couver-bc.html

    I've heard nothing but positive things about her. And she was awesome at my first appointment.

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