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Recent articles written by leaders in the avian veterinary field strongly recommend that you establish a relationship with an avian vet before you have an emergency. They offer that many vets will attend to emergencies for their own clients, so establishing a relationship between your bird and a vet is a wise idea. Also, they recommend that you bring your bird in to perform a well-bird exam, record weight and perform lab tests. They recommend a complete blood count and perhaps, a blood chemistry panel on your bird, so they will have a basis of comparison for the tests if it does become ill.
Also, an avian vet may uncover subclinical illness or disease that is not yet making the bird ill enough that it is noticeable. By uncovering and treating subclinical illness, it is possible to avert many disasters and emergencies that could make a bird "crash" which usually occurs on weekends, evenings and holidays! Taking your bird for periodic checkups is the best insurance you can have for maintaining your bird's health.
Find an avian vet near you
Below is a list of some avian veterinarians that Mickaboo has worked with in the past and can recommend. This list is ordered by area code, for your convenience.
NOTE: We do not endorse any of these veterinarians to the exclusion of others. This list is simply meant to give you a good starting off point. To locate another avian vet near you visit the Association of Avian Veterinarians website.
Fern Van Sant
1136 South De Anza Blvd.
1115 Luchessi Drive
2145 Taraval St.
House calls only
2900 Spring Street #5, Redwood City, CA 94063
Wildwood Portola offers free initial grooming visit for adopted animals. See web site for hours: http://www.wildwoodvet.com/dir_north.htm
|Animal Hospital of Soquel||Hilary Stern|
2651 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062
|Montecito Veterinary Center||Lynn Lankes||4900 Sonoma Hwy|
Santa Rosa CA 95409
Santa Rosa Veterinary Hospital
2002 4th Street.
Open until 8:00 pm on Thursday.
This clinic requires that a Mickaboo Species Coordinator call them ahead of time to authorize a foster bird visit.
Bird and Pet Clinic of Roseville
3985 Foothills Boulevard, Roseville, CA 95747
8520 Madison Ave.
Dr. Brick has treated some birds with the Papilloma virus.
1126 Meadow Lane
Dr. Ivey has very limited hours at Four Corners.
Brian L. Speer
3805 Main Street,
Dr. Speer has treated most of our Mickaboo
Muller Veterinary Hospital
2735 N. Main Street
Always call ahead to make sure that the emergency clinic has a vet on staff that day/night that can see birds.
Animal Internal Medicine & Specialty Services
(was: All Animals Hospital)http://aimss-sf.com
1333 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
Sage Center for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Carehttp://www.ccvec.com
1410 Monument Blvd, Concord, CA
UC Davis Vet Clinic / Emergencyhttp://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/vmth/
University of California, Davis