See als 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.
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||
Fern Van Sant
|1136 South De Anza Blvd., Suite D
San Jose, California 95129
Phone: (408) 255-1739
Fax: (408) 255-1740
|Wildwood Redwood City||
|2900 Spring Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: (650) 366-9453
|Wildwood Portola offers free initial grooming visit for adopted animals. See web site for hours.|
|Bay Area Bird Hospital||Lynn Dustin
|2145 Taraval St.
San Francisco, CA 94116
Phone: (415) 566-4359
Fax: (415) 566-5970
|Medical Center for Birds||Brian Speer,
or Bianca Murphy
|3805 Main Street,
Oakely, CA 94561
Phone: (925) 625-1878
|Dr. Speer has treated most of our Mickaboo birds who have the Papilloma virus.|
|Bird and Pet Clinic of Roseville||Victoria Joseph||3985 Foothills Boulevard, Roseville, CA 95747
Phone: (916) 773-6049
|Montecito Veterinary Center||Lynne Lankes|
|Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital||Dr. Siperstein||
2126 Haste Street Berkeley, CA 94704
|Open 24 hours a day|
|Wildwood San Jose||
|1115 Luchessi Drive
San Jose, CA
Phone: (408) 265-8811
Veterinary Clinic, Inc.
8520 Madison Ave.
|Dr. Brick has treated some birds with the Papilloma virus.|
|House Calls||Debra Scheenstra||Novato, CA
Phone: (415) 893-1554
|House calls only|