Recommended Vets in the United States

This resource is compiled with the help of Jeannine Miesle and the members of the Science of Avian Health facebook group.  It is a MERGED resource that also includes recommendation by members of the former Avian Health forum and BeautyOfBirds research and connections with Avian Veterinarians / Veterinarians experienced with birds.

DISCLAIMER:  These listings were compiled as a general resource, but we recommend that you research the vets and call the offices with questions before deciding on them.NOTE:  Visitors can suggests updates / corrections / additions or removals of listings via the “Comment” form at the bottom of this page.  Thank you! 

International Veterinarians (outside of the United States) – International Veterinary Consultants (veterinarians / animal hospitals available for consultation with countries / areas without qualified veterinarians)  – Avian Specialty Veterinarians (within the USA and Internationally) – Veterinary Resources (for Veterinarians & Students)

USA (by state)



Wilford & Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital,  1220 Wire Rd, Auburn, AL 36849 – Tel. (334) 844-4690


Alvin Atlas, Riverview Animal Clinic, 4640 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35242 – Tel. (205) 991-9580

Drs. David Friddle and Haley Burke, Alford Avenue. Veterinary Hospital – 2107 Marlboro Street, Birmingham, Alabama 35226 – Tel.   (205) 823-6002 

Dr. Jana Korsch-Dismukes – Veterinary Specialists of Birmingham, 146 Resource Center Parkway, Birmingham, Alabama 35242 – 24/7 Emergency Services (no referral needed for emergencies) – Tel. (205) 967-9107 

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    Jan Strother, North Alabama Cat and Bird Vet. Clinic. 1110 Main St, E., Hartselle, AL 35640, 1986,  – Tel. 256-773-0844


    Christopher Barr (member recommendation) (2 locations)

    • Barr Skyline Vet. Hosp., 4141 Government Blvd, Mobile, AL, 36693 – Tel. (251) 661-5677,
    • Animal Care Center Of Mobile, 5502 Old Shell Rd, Mobile,AL,36608 – Tel: (251) 342-6262


    Eric Lewis, Bell Road Animal Medical Center,  2585 Bell Rd, Montgomery, AL 36117 – Tel. (334) 279-9100  (Member Recommendation) 

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    Jacqueline Frederickson, Hillside Pet Clinic, 2101 Abbott Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507 – Tel.  (907) 344-7913

    Peter Nicholson, College Village Animal Clinic, 2036 E Northern Lights Blvd Anchorage,· Alaska 99508-4101 – Tel. 907 274-5623

    John Mastrobuomo, Hillside Pet Clinic, 2011 Abbott Rd., Suite B Anchorage, AK 99507 – Tel.(907) 344-7913

    Dr. Kathy Doty – Alaska Pet Care, 3900 Lake Otis Parkway, Anchorage, AK 99508 – Tel. (907) 562-2627


    Hayden Neville, Mt McKinley Animal Hospital, 425 Harold Bentley Ave, Fairbanks (AK), 99701, United States – Tel. (907) 452-6104 –

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    Mountain Home:

    Dr. Heather F Hilvert – Hilvert Veterinary Services – This vet makes housecalls!  – Mountain Home, AR – Tel. (870) 421-2579 – e-mail: drhilvert at yahoo dot com


    Dr. Nancy Belknap, D.V.M. – New Hope Animal Hospital – 103 E. New Hope Rd., Rogers, AR 72758 – Tel. (479) 631-0880

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      Craig Harada DVM – Avian Veterinarian practicing in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Member of the AVMA and Avian Association of Veterinarians.  –  The Pet Clinic, 1947 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, Hawaii  96826 – Tel. 808.946.5096

      Dr. Erik Ako, Avian-certified, The Pet Doctor, 4400 Kalanianaole Highway 6, (next to Petland Kahala / across Kahala Mall) Honolulu, Hawaii 96821 / – Tel. (808) 733-8828


      Drs. Brian Walsh and Katie Hancock, Fur and Feather Animal Hospital Clinic, Aikahi Park Shopping Center, 25 Kaneohe Bay Dr Ste 132, Kailua, HI 96734 – Tel. (808) 254-1548 – Highly recommended

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      Dr. Linenberger – Habitat Veterinary Health Center – 3082 S Bown Way Boise, ID 83706 Tel. (208) 429-1818

      Recommended by Erin: “Dr Linenberger has helped me with my 2 finches as well as my chickens. He has been very knowledgeable, helpful and careful when handling such small birds


      Dr. John C. Calhoun – Idaho Veterinary Hospital – 1420 Midland Blvd, Nampa, Idaho 83651 – Tel. (208) 466-4614

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      Kansas City:

      JR Swanson, Welborn Pet Hospital – 7860 Washington Ave, Kansas City, KS 66112 – Tel. (913) 334-6770


      J.C. Burcham, DVM / Member of AAV – Mariposa Veterinary Wellness Center – – 13900 Santa Fe Trail Dr., Lenexa, KS 66215 – Tel. 913-825-3330 


      Drs. Marguerite Ermeling and Natalee Beck, Gentle Care Animal Hospital, Laurence, 601 Kasold Dr Ste D105 Lawrence, KS 66049, – Tel. (785) 841-1919


      James Carpenter, KSU Department of Clinical Services,, 1800 Denison Ave, Manhattan, KS 66506 – Tel / Contact: 785-532-5690: Small Animal Desk | 785-532-5700: Large Animal Desk | – Highly recommended


      Dr. Virginia Skinner – Peabody Veterinary Clinic – 1625 80th St, Peabody, KS 66866 – Tel. 620-983-2998 –  (Dr. Skinner may be semi-retired – but if she isn’t available to take care of birds, someone else hopefully will be)


      Edgar Ocampo, Oakcrest Pet Hospital, 12160 W Central Ave, Wichita, KS 67235 (member recommendation) – Tel. 316-722-4828

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      Dr. Mulski and Dr. Niedermeyer – Animal Hospital of South Gorham, 47 County Road, Gorham, Maine 04038 – Tel. (207) 839-8158 –


      Caroline Neville, River Road Veterinary Hospital,  River Road Veterinary in Orrington, Maine 04474,  207-825-2105 (member recommendation)

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      Dr. Patricia Hidalgo, Amory Animal Hospital , 516 US-278, Amory, MS 38821 – Tel.  (662) 256-3548

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        David J. Kersting, D.V.M., Bird Medicine & Surgery, 132 Four Seasons Shopping Center (Woodsmill and Olive), Chesterfield, MO 63017 – Tel. 314-469-6661 | Emergency: 314-569-5700 (Pager) – (member recommendations)


        Dr. Mark T. Van Horn, Tri-City Animal & Bird Clinic, 15646 Manchester Rd, Ellisville, MO 63011 – Tel.  (636) 227-4041


        All Animal Clinic – Hwy. 98, Hattiesburg, MS 39402 – Tel.  601-268-1350

        Tom Ricks, D.V.M., Town and Country Animal Hospital, LLC – 12 Gravel Pit Road, Hattiesburg, MS 39402 – Tel.  601.261.3839 


        Jay Schweizer, Crysler Animal Hospital,, 12440 E US Hwy 40, Independence, MO 64055 – Located on the corner of S Crysler Ave and US-40. Just over a mile from the US-40 and US-70 interchange – Tel: 816-608-4986 (highly recommended)


        Douglas Hardy, James River Animal Hospital,, 1870 N Deffer Drive, Nixa, MO 65714 – Tel : 417-725-1997

        Seven Hills Veterinary Clinic,  911 Kenneth St, Nixa, MO 65714 – Tel. (417) 725-2332 – An avian-certified vet used to be at this location; but we couldn’t find a record of an Avian-certified vet at this time; however, they state that they take care of “many other species of animals”.  We would recommend:  before going there, research their experience with birds.

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        Dr. Amber Herron, Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital,  533 S 24th St W, Billings, MT 59102, Tel.  (406) 656-6320

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        Brad Gengenbach, A-4 Animal Hospital, 2780 South St., Lincoln 68502, Tel. (402) 475-2282


        Sarah Roelofs and Ann Belshan, All Creatures Veterinary Clinic,  8626 Frederick St., Omaha, 26124, – Tel. 402-399-8224 (member recommendation)

        Trenton Shrader, Prairie Lane Veterinary Hospital, 2437 South 120th St., Omaha, NE 68144, Tel. (402) 704-3584 – – member recommendation 

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        New Mexico


        Dr. Shirley Russman – VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital – 9901 Montgomery Blvd, NE, Albuquerque, NM  87111 – Tel.  (505) 296-2982

        Dr. Hudgell DVM, Dr. Malloy DVM – Petroglyph Animal Hospital – –  6633 Caminito Coors NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120 – Tel. (505) 898-8874 – Visitor recommendation – Sandra T.: ” I’ve taken birds to both of them. Dr. Hudgell provided exceptional care to my beloved Quaker, Tiny Tatum, with Oncology along with general health maintenance for over a decade. Dr. Malloy is also great with birds.”

        Carol Bradford, ABQ Bio Park, 903 10th St. SW, Albuquerque NM 87102 – Tel. 505-768-2000 –

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        North Dakota


        Dr. Kevin Dill, Animal Health Clinic,  1441 University Drive S, Fargo ND 58104 – Tel. 701-237-9310 

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        Rhode Island


        Hank Weitsma,  Coventry Animal Hospital, 2091 Nooseneck Hill Road, Coventry, RI 02816, Tel.  401-385-3882, , (member recommendation)

        East Greenwich:

        Cyndi Brown, DVM Dip ABVP Avian (Board certified in Avian Medicine and Surgery), Lucy Spellman, DACZM – Ocean State Veterinary Specialists – a 24 hour emergency and referral hospital – 1480 South County Trail, East Greenwich, RI 02818 – Tel. (401) 886-6787 –


        Erica Cervasio, ABVP & Steven Dyer, ABVP, NorthPaws Veterinary Center, 564 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI 02828,, Tel: 401-949-5030

        North Kingstown:

        Henry T. Wietsma – Wickford Veterinary Clinic – 7440 Post Rd. North Kingstown, RI 02852 – Tel. (401) 295-9739

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          South Dakota


          Virginia Myron Trexler, All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1415 N Harrison Ave, Pierre, SD 57501

          Dr. Janet Messner – Avian Vet – 1518 Broadway Ave., Yankton, SD  57078, Tel. (605) 665-1841

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          Drs. Natalie Antinoff, ABVP and Scott Echols (both are highly recommended), as well as Drs. Grace Stearns, Douglas Folland, ABVP, Parrish Creek Veterinary Hospital & Diagnostic Center,  Website: – 86 N 70 W St, Centerville, UT 84014 – Tel. (801) 298-2014 Serving Bountiful, Centerville, Farmington, Woods Cross, North Salt Lake & all of Davis County – Highly recommended hospital for birds

          Cottonwood Heights:

          Laurel Harris, Wasatch Exotic Pet Care, 1892 Fort Union Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121 – Tel.  (801) 943-3367


          Marty Orr, Creekside Animal Hospital and All Pet Boarding Facility, website:,12720 S Pony Express Rd, Draper, UT 84020, Tel. Hospital (801) 565-1263 / Boarding 801-501-9888

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          Susan Tullar, Bradford Veterinary Clinic,, 176 Waits River Road, Bradford VT, 05033, 802-222-4903

          East Dummerston:

          Ronald Svec DVM, VT NH Veterinary Clinic, 38 East-West Rd, East Dummerston, VT 05346 – Tel. (802) 254-5422


          Essex Veterinary Center – Dr Elizabeth Miquel and Dr Francois Miquel – – 4 Oliver Wight Drive, Essex, Vermont 05452, Tel. (802) 879-1399  – Recommended by Linda R:“I had a really good experience at this vet and plan to go back with my little birds. It’s quite professional and organized and the personnel and especially the veterinarian are very nice people. … The birds were very nicely handled and were not at all traumatized.”


          Scott MacLachlan, D.V.M. and Kristine Smith, D.V.M. – Avian Vets – Poultney Veterinary Service – 330 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764 – Tel. (802) 287-9292


          Liam Bisson, Shelburne Veterinary Hospital, 3053 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482 – Tel. (802) 985-2525 (recommended by group member)


          Emergency service: Burlington Emergency Vet service, 1417 Marshall Ave, Williston, Tel. 802-863-2387

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          West Virginia


          Dr. Jeffrey Patton, ABVP, Animal Care Associates, Inc., 840 Oakwood Rd, Charleston, WV 25314 – Tel.   (304) 344-2244 (member recommendation)


          Jesse A. Fallon, Nikki Becich, Cheat Lake Animal Hospital, Website:, 286 Fairchance Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508 – Tel.   (304) 594-1124


          Daniel Forman, Spring Creek Animal Hospital, Jackson – Tangney Gray-Rockham, 2010 Altitude Vet clinic, 3155 CH Ave., Casper, Wy., 307-234-7333,24-hr emergency service,

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          Disclaimer: All of the vets listed either have ABVP after their names or belong to a group that serves avian and exotic animals. we do not know all of them, so we cannot recommend any except for those with an asterisk. We suggest you go into the AAV website yourself, click on “Find a Vet,” put in your state, and look at all the vets in the state. Contact vet for more information, and look them up on their internet websites to see if they treat birds, how experienced they are, etc. Just because a vet is not listed does not mean he or she isn’t a good avian vet.

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          Jeannine Miesle

          Jeannine Miesle, M.A., M.Ed, Allied Member, Association of Avian Veterinarians is an important contributor to Beauty of Birds. Jeannine has done considerable writing, proofreading and editing for journals and newsletters over the years. She had taught English and music in the schools and presently is an organist at Bethany Church in West Chester, Ohio. She also administrates a Facebook group, The Science of Avian Health.

          Jeannine takes in rescued cockatiels and presently has twelve birds. When they come to her they remain as part of her flock.