Recommended (Avian) Bird Vets in Illinois, United States


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    Ron Durante, Algonquin Animal Clinic – 10412 State Route 31, Algonquin, IL 60102 – Tel. (847) 658-3626 –

    Member recommendation. Offers wellness care,sick care,x-rays, diagnostics, blood testing, viral testing, surgical procedures,rigid endoscopy and DNA gender testing. Works with compounding pharmacy to have medications tailored for birds. Focus on client education and nutrition.


    Sam Ristich, Prairie Animal Hospital, Aurora, 1195 S Frontenac St., Aurora, IL 60504 – Tel.  (630) 820-6999,

    Dr. David J. Bongiorno – Indian Prarie Animal Hospital – 657 RTE 59, Aurora, IL 60504 – Tel. (630) 820-6999

    Arlington Heights:

    Scott McDonald, Avian Laparoscopy, Veterinary Mobile Office, 115 Arlington Heights Rd. • Arlington Heights, IL 60004 — A traveling practice. His website has a schedule of the towns he covers. – Tel. 630-654-3580, Cell: 630-240-2751 – Highly recommended

    Buffalo Grove:

    Dr. Janet Dornhoff  – Country Court Animal Hospital – 125 West Dundee, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, (847)520-4110 –


    Drs. Byron De la Navarre and Jennifer Ivankovig – Animal House of Chicago, Complete Veterinary Care – 2752 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625  – Tel. (773) 878-8002 – – Highly Recommended

    Dr. J.B. Breuderle, Avian Vet – Burnham Park Animal Hospital – 1025 S. State St, Chicago, IL 60605 – Tel. (312) 663-9200 –

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      Downers Grove:

      Dr. Ken Eisenberg – All Creatures Great and Small Veterinary Practice, 4945 Forest Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515 – Tel. (630) 852-0910

      Dr. Graham Merkin, Downers Grove Animal Hospital and Bird Clinic, 635 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515 – Tel. (630) 968-2812


      Dr Eileen O’Brien, AAV Member – Dundee Animal Hospital – 199 Penny Avenue Dundee , Il 60118 – Tel. 847-428-6114

      Elmwood Park:

      Drs.  Alia Habhab and Betsy Clarkson, Midwest Bird and Exotic Animal Hospital – Offers after-hours emergency care – 7510 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707 – Tel. (708) 453-8181


      Dr. Dave Bongiorno – Millbrook Veterinary Hospital – 1749 South Randall Rd., Geneva, IL 60134 – Tel. (630) 208-7027

      Elmwood Park:

      Midwest Animal Emergency Hospital  – 7510 W. North Avenue, Elmwood Park – Tel: (708) 453-8181 

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        Lake In The Hills:

        Jason Olech, Chicagoland Mobile Veterinary Services, Chicagoland Mobile Veterinary Services, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156. Tel.  (855) 838-6625

        La Salle / Mendota:

        Dr. Stephen J. Dullard, DVM, ABVP, Ancare Veterinary Hospital / several locations:

        • 2400 Chartres Street, La Salle, IL 61301 – Tel. 815-223-1000
        • 1205 6th Avenue, Mendota, IL 61342 – Tel. 815-539-3844
        • Spring Valley location was at the time checked “temporarily closed” – Tel. (815) 664-4616


        Drs. Robert Ness, Ann Staudenmaier, ABVP, Alisa Kubala, and Holly Richards,  Ness Exotic Wellness Center, (also provides holistic services), 100 Maple Ave, Lisle, 60532, Tel. 603-737-1281, – Recommended by membe


        Robert M Hearth, D.V.M. – a charter member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians – 651 West 10th Ave., Milan, IL 61264 – Tel. (309) 787-7474


        Dr. Eve Cheung Vernon – Hills Animal Hospital – 1260 S. Butterfield Rd Mundelein, IL 60060 – Tel. 847-367-4070 – url:


        Jamie Abete – Avian Vets – Niles Animal Hospital and Bird Medical Center –, 7278 Milwaukee Ave. Niles, IL 60714 – Tel. (847) 647-9325


        Matt Fraker, D.V.M. – Prairie Oak Veterinary Center – 207 B Landmark Drive, Normal, IL 61761 – Tel. (309) 454-8606

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          Charles A. Burmeister, All Pets Veterinary Hospital, 4707 N Sheridan Rd, Peoria, IL 61614 – Tel.  (309) 685-1441 (member recommendation)


          Drs. Sue Horton, Stephanie Moy, Kristin Valdes and Jenifer Nix, Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital, 3735 W. Dempster, Skokie, Il 60076. (Shares a building and space with Animal 911, a 24 hr clinic that also treats birds and provides emergency care for all birds) – Website:

          St. Charles:

          Mary Grabowski, Animal House Veterinary Hospital, 2079 Route 38 (Lincoln Highway), St. Charles, IL 60174 – (630) 443-1472

          Tinley Park:

          Dr. Karen Becker – Natural Pet Animal Hospital – 17236 Harlem Avenue, Tinley Park, IL – Tel. (708) 342-1111


          Sandra Ritter D.V.M. – Avian Vet – All Creatures Animal Hospital, 2001 Linview Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 – Tel. (217) 328-4143


          Dr. Scott McDonald and Dr. Nye – Avian Specialists – Midwest Bird and Exotic Animal Hospital – 192 South Manheim Road, Westchester, IL 60154 – Tel. (708) 344-8166

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