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.
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,
|1136 South De Anza Blvd
San Jose, California 95129
Phone: (408) 255-1739
|Wildwood Redwood City||
Drs. Chris Sanders,
|2900 Spring Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: (650) 366-9453
|Bay Area Bird Hospital||Drs. Lynn Dustin,
|2145 Taraval St.
San Francisco, CA 94116
Phone: (415) 566-4359
|Medical Center for Birds||Drs. Brian Speer,
Tino Luehman (part-time),
|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
|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,
|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|