Avian Veterinarians

See also our list of emergency veterinary hospitals.

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

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
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.

Hospital or Clinic Recommended Veterinarians Location and Contact Information Comments
For the Birds

Drs. Fern Van Sant,
Mary Siri

1136 South De Anza Blvd
San Jose, California 95129
Phone: (408) 255-1739
Wildwood Redwood City

Drs. Chris Sanders,
Tina Peak

2900 Spring Street
Unit 5
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: (650) 366-9453
Bay Area Bird Hospital Drs. Lynn Dustin,
Leila Marcucci
2145 Taraval St.
San Francisco, CA 94116
Phone: (415) 566-4359
Medical Center for Birds Drs. Brian Speer,
Rachel Baden,
Holly Galusha,
Tino Luehman (part-time),
Vanessa Hernández-Urraca
3805 Main Street
Oakely, CA 94561
Phone: (925) 625-1878
Dr. Speer has treated most of our Mickaboo birds who have the Papilloma virus.
Exotic Pet Clinic of Santa Cruz Dr Hilary Stern 5400 Scotts Valley Drive, Suite B, Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Phone: (831) 440-8590
Heritage Veterinary Hospital Dr. Lynne Lankes 1425 W. Steele Ln
Santa Rosa CA 95409
Phone: (707) 576-0764
Wildwood San Jose

Dr. Diana Welsh

1115 Luchessi Drive
San Jose, CA
Phone: (408) 265-8811
Madison Avenue
Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Marianne Brick 8520 Madison Ave.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Phone: (916) 961-1541
Dr. Brick has treated some birds with the Papilloma virus.
Avian and Exotic Clinic of Monterey Drs. Shannon Thomas,
Amy Wells
459 Canyon Del Rey Blvd
Del Rey Oaks, CA 93940
Whispering Pines Pet Clinic Dr. Niklos Weber 14632 Skyway
Magalia, California, 95954
Open M-F only
House Calls  Dr. Debra Scheenstra Novato, CA
Phone: (415) 893-1554
House calls only

Dr. Sip Exotics Veterinary House Calls

Dr Linda Siperstein

East Bay: House calls to Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Kensington, Lafayette, Moraga, Oakland, Orinda, Piedmont, and Richmond.

House calls Wed, Thurs and Fri
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