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AAVAssociation of Avian Veterinarians (provides educational materials and conferences to due-paying veterinary professionals – not a certifying body)
ABVPAmerican Board of Veterinary Practitioners (provides avian and other specialist certifications to highly qualified veterinarians)
AGYAvian gastric yeast (a eukaryotic infection that manifests itself in bird's digestive systems – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macrorhabdus_ornithogaster)
APSAndy's Pet Shop (rescue-friendly pet supply store in San Jose that has rescued animals available for adoption)
ARNAfrican Ringnecked Parakeet

ASM

Animal Shelter Manager (our database for birds, adopters, fosterers, volunteers and donors)

BABH

Bay Area Bird Hospital (veterinary hospital in San Francisco, Drs. Lynn Dustin and associates)
BAUBusiness as usual (phone screens, adoption fairs, fostering – the stuff we do between emergency rescues)

BBC

Basic Bird Care (class)
BCCBlue-Crowned Conure

BFA

Blue-Fronted Amazon
B&GBlue and Gold Macaw

CAG

Congo African Grey
CCACCContra Costa County Animal Care and Control (in Martinez, AKA Martinez Shelter)
DYHADouble-Yellow-Headed Amazon
ECASEast County Animal Shelter (in Dublin)
EkkieEclectus

FB

Facebook

FOLT

For Other Living Things (rescue-friendly pet supply store in Sunnyvale)

FTB

For the Birds (veterinary hospital in San Jose, Drs. Fern Van Sant and associates)

G2

Goffin's Cockatoo
GCCGreen-Cheeked Conure

GSCC or GSC2

Greater Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo

HSSV

Humane Society Silicon Valley (in Milpitas)

HV

Home visit (part of our approval processing)
IRNIndian Ring-Necked Parakeet

LCA

Lilac-Crowned Amazon

LSCC or LSC2

Lesser Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo
LVMLeft voice mail (used to describe someone communicating with us)

M2

Moluccan Cockatoo

MCFB

Medical Center for Birds (veterinary hospital in Oakley, Drs. Brian Speer and associates)

MHS

Marin Humane Society (in Novato)

OTRS

Open Ticket Request System (our email system for communicating with the public)

PA

Potential adopter

PAAS

Palo Alto Animal Services (shelter in Palo Alto)
PBFD

Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (a highly infectious viral disease that destroys birds' feathers, beak and nails – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psittacine_beak_and_feather_disease)

PDDProventricular Dilation Disease (a disease with neurologic and digestive symptoms, caused by avian bornavirus – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proventricular_dilatation_disease)

PF

Potential fosterer

PFE

Pet Food Express (rescue-friendly pet supply store, many locations)

PHS

Peninsula Humane Society (in San Mateo)
PiPionus (a genus of medium-sized Central/South American parrots)
PoiPoicephalus (a genus of medium-sized sub-Saharan African parrots)
PROCPositively-reinforced operant conditioning (the most commonly-recommended animal training methodology)

PS

Phone screen (part of our approval processing)
RFIDRadio frequency identification (the technology used in current-generation animal ID chips)

SFACC

San Francisco Animal Care and Control (on 15th and Harrison Streets)

SJACS

San Jose Animal Care & Services (on Monterey Road)

SME

Subject matter expert (one who is highly knowledgeable about a species/type of bird, software tool or other esoterica and is willing to share their knowledge)

SQLStructured query language (the programming language used to retrieve data from ASM for reporting or statistical extracts)

SVACA

Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (on Thomas Road in Santa Clara)

TAG

Timneh African Grey

TCAS

Tri City Animal Shelter (in Fremont)
THCTelegraph Hill Conure (used generically for wild-flock Aratinga conures)
Tiel or 'tielCockatiel
Too or 'tooCockatoo

U2

Umbrella Cockatoo

VM

Voicemail
WWWildwood Veterinary Hospital (preferred location in Redwood City with Dr. Chris Sanders and associates; also in San Jose with Dr. Diana Welsh and associates)
YCMYellow-Collared Macaw
YNAYellow-Naped Amazon
<3Fewer than three (used generically to symbolize fondness or well-wishes, or to indicate that there exist fewer than three of a particular type of object)
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