Posted by The Beak Blog on 1/19/2018 to First Aid & Parrot Safety
Whether you are a new bird owner, moving to a new neighborhood, or you’re simply looking for a new avian veterinarian, here are some tips to help you find an avian veterinarian you can trust.
Birds, like us, need to have annual (or more frequent) wellness visits with a veterinarian. These visits are important to monitor health, as well as to share new information to improve both the physical and social wellbeing of our feathered family members.
What you should look for in an Avian Veterinarian
After locating an avian veterinarian near you, call the veterinary office, and ask to set up an appointment to meet the veterinarian and visit the office. Veterinarians welcome visits and pre-purchase
consultations. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions about the hospital such as:
• Do all the veterinarians at the facility treat birds?
• Are the technicians trained in handling and treating birds?
• How are emergencies handled if the office is closed?
• Does the facility have a separate area for hospitalized birds?
• Does the veterinarian care for pet birds regularly?
What Does Board Certified Mean?
Some veterinarians have elected to pursue their studies and practice of avian medicine to a more advanced level and have become board-certified specialists in avian medicine. Board certified veterinarians must recertify regularly.
While board certification ensures that your veterinarian has had advanced specialized training in avian medicine and surgery, there are many caring, well-trained qualified veterinarians who regularly work with birds but are not board-certified and are able to provide excellent bird care.
Looking for an Avian Vet near you?
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Avian Vets in Canada
Below you will find a listing of avian veterinarians that have been recommended. Please note that this is not a complete list and we will do our best to update occasionally.
Vet Name: Calgary Avian & Exotic Pet Clinic
Phone: (403) 240-3577
Address: 2308 24 St SW #1, Calgary, AB T2T 5H8
Vet Name: Delton Veterinary Hospital
Phone: (780) 475-9225
Address: 8203 127 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5E 0A1
Vet Name: Night Owl Bird Hospital
Address: 1956 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6J 1Z2
Vet Name: Ospika Animal Hospital
Location: Prince George
Phone: (250) 564-1315
Address: 2380 Ospika Blvd S, Prince George, BC V2N 3N5
Vet Name: VCA Canada Tri Lake Animal Hospital
Location: Lake Country
Phone: (250) 766-3236
Address: 10564 Powley Ct, Lake Country, BC V4V 1V5
Manitoba - None certified at this time
Vet Name: Companion Animal Hospital
Phone: (902) 434-3111
Address: 920 Cole Harbour Rd, Dartmouth, NS B2V 2J5
Vet Name: Bowmanville Veterinary Hospital
Phone: (905) 623-4431
Address: 2826 Durham Regional Hwy 2, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K5
Vet Name: Campus Estates Animal Hospital - 24 HOUR EMERGENCY
Phone: (519) 837-1212
Address: 1460 Gordon St, Guelph, ON N1L 1C8
Vet Name: University of Guelph - Small Animal Clinic - 24 HOUR EMERGENCY
Address: 28 College Ave W, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Vet Name: Britannia Animal Hospital
Phone: (905) 824-7387
Address: 3755 Britannia Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5N 7X6
Vet Name: College Manor Veterinary Hospital
Phone: (905) 853-4706
Address: 869 Mulock Dr Unit 2, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8S3
Vet Name: Burloak
Phone: (905) 827-1171
Address: 3060 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville, ON L6L 1J2
Vet Name: Amherst Veterinary Hospital
Vet Name: The Links Road Animal & Bird Clinic
Phone: (416) 223-1165
Address: 41 The Links Rd, North York, ON M2P 1T7
Vet Name: High Park
Phone: (416) 763-4200
Address: 325 Weston Rd UNIT 3A, Toronto, ON M6N 4Z9
Vet Name: Greenword Park Animal Hospital
Vet Name: Lynwood Animal Hospital
Phone: (613) 820-0443
Address: 30 Stafford Rd #107, Nepean, ON K2H 8W1
Vet Name: Ivy Veterinary Services
Vet Name: Preston Animal Clinic
Phone: (519) 653-7232
Address: 1606 King St E, Cambridge, ON N3H 3R7
Vet Name: Scott Veterinary Clinic
Phone: (519) 752-3431
Address: 904 Colborne St, Brantford, ON N3S 3T4
Vet Name: West London Pet Hospital
Phone: (519) 641-2999
Address: 760 Hyde Park Rd, London, ON N6H 5W9
Vet Name: Gardiner Park Animal Hospital
Phone: (306) 721-1022
Address: 330 Gardiner Park Ct, Regina, SK S4V 1R9
If you have an avian vet to add to the list - please let us know in the comments below!