Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

Note: This page is no longer being maintained.  We now keep this information up to date for the public only on our new website at:


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.

Medical Reference

Association of Avian Veterinarians
National Center for Import and Export (NCIE) veterinary services

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.




Other Information

For the Birds

Fern Van Sant
Mary Siri

1136 South De Anza Blvd.
Suite D
San Jose, California 95129
Phone: (408) 255-1739
Fax: (408) 255-1740


Wildwood San Jose

Diana Welsh

1115 Luchessi Drive
San Jose, CA
Phone: (408) 265-8811


Bay Area Bird Hospital

Lynn Dustin
Leila Marcucci

2145 Taraval St.
San Francisco, CA 94116
Phone: (415) 566-4359
Fax: (415) 566-5970


House Calls

Debra Scheenstra

Novato, CA
Phone: (415) 893-1554

House calls only

Wildwood Redwood City

Chris Sanders
Tina Peak

2900 Spring Street #5, Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: (650) 366-9453
Fax: (650) 851-9223

Wildwood Portola offers free initial grooming visit for adopted animals.  See web site for hours:

Animal Hospital of SoquelHilary Stern

2651 Soquel Avenue   Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(831) 475-0432

Montecito Veterinary CenterLynn Lankes4900 Sonoma Hwy
Santa Rosa CA 95409

Santa Rosa Veterinary Hospital

Joel Blumberg

2002 4th Street.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 544-1313
Fax: (707) 544-0417

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

Victoria Joseph

3985 Foothills Boulevard, Roseville, CA 95747
Phone: (916) 773-6049


Madison Avenue
Veterinary Clinic, Inc.

Marianne Brick

8520 Madison Ave.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Phone: (916) 961-1541

Dr. Brick has treated some birds with the Papilloma virus.

Four Corners
Veterinary Hospital

Evelyn Ivey

1126 Meadow Lane
Concord, CA 94520
Phone: (925) 685-0512

Dr. Ivey has very limited hours at Four Corners.

Medical Center for Birds

Brian L. Speer
Geoff Olsen
Dr. Brenna Fitzgerald

3805 Main Street,
Oakely, CA 94561
Phone: (925) 625-1878

Dr. Speer has treated most of our Mickaboo
birds who have the Papilloma virus.

Muller Veterinary Hospital

Ruth Adams

2735 N. Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Phone: (925) 934-8042


Emergency Vets

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)


1333 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122


Sage Center for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care


1410 Monument Blvd, Concord, CA


UC Davis Vet Clinic / Emergency


University of California, Davis
One Garrod Drive
Davis, CA 95616

(530) 752-1393