Avian Veterinarians

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.

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.

Hospital or Clinic Recommended Veterinarians Location and Contact Information Comments
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 Redwood City

Chris Sanders
Tina Peak

2900 Spring Street
Unit 5
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
Leila Marcucci
2145 Taraval St.
San Francisco, CA 94116
Phone: (415) 566-4359
Fax: (415) 566-5970
Medical Center for Birds Brian Speer,
Geoffrey Olsen,
Brenna Fitzgerald,
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
Heritage Veterinary Hospital Lynne Lankes

1425 W. Steele Ln
Santa Rosa CA 95409
Phone: (707) 576-0764

Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital Dr. Siperstein

2126 Haste Street Berkeley, CA 94704


Open 24 hours a day
Wildwood San Jose

Diana Welsh

1115 Luchessi Drive
San Jose, CA
Phone: (408) 265-8811
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.
House Calls  Debra Scheenstra Novato, CA
Phone: (415) 893-1554
House calls only
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