Avian Vet Charlotte

List of Avian Vets Charlotte | Bird Healthcare

Looking for avian vets in Charlotte, NC? I’ve put together a list of all the animal hospitals and veterinary practices I was able to verify offered avian services at the time of publishing.

Avian vets specialize in the care of birds. If you are raising chickens or keeping any other birds, an avian vet is your best bet to find the highest standard of care.

List of Avian Vets in Charlotte, NC

NameLocationPhoneWebsite
Griffin Exotics2100 Lane Street704-932-8111griffinexotics.com
Carolina Veterinary Specialists HuntersvilleStatesville Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078704-318-2544huntersville.carolinavet.com
Carolinas Veterinary Care Clinic10110 Northcross Center Court Suite, Huntersville, NC 28078704-439-0600carolinasvetcare.com
Atrium Animal Hospital & Wellness Center6520 McMahon Drive, Charlotte, NC 28226704-542-2000atriumanimalhospital.com
Care Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency3726 Latrobe Drive, Charlotte NC 28211704-457-2300carecharlotte.com
Harris Boulevard Veterinary Clinic5710 West WT Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28269704-596-7387harrisblvdveterinaryclinic.com

Griffin Exotics

Address – 2100 Lane Street

Kannapolis, NC 28083

Phone – 704-932-8111

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Website griffinexotics.com


Carolina Veterinary Specialists Huntersville

Address – Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone – 704-318-2544

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Website huntersville.carolinavet.com


Carolinas Veterinary Care Clinic

Address – 10110 Northcross Center Court Suite, Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone – 704-439-0600

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Website carolinasvetcare.com


Atrium Animal Hospital & Wellness Center

Address – 6520 McMahon Drive, Charlotte, NC 28226

Phone – 704-542-2000

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Website atriumanimalhospital.com


Care Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency

Address – 3726 Latrobe Drive, Charlotte NC 28211

Phone – 704-457-2300

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Website carecharlotte.com


Harris Boulevard Veterinary Clinic

Address – 5710 West WT Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28269

Phone – 704-596-7387

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Website harrisblvdveterinaryclinic.com


What Do Avian Vets Do?

Avian vets, also sometimes called exotic vets and small animal practitioners, are vets that specialize in caring for birds.

Some general vets will see certain birds, but in my experience, they will often refer you to an avian vet where possible. This is because the physiology of a bird is very different from that of a cat or a dog.

This is why it’s good to check if you have a bird specialist in your area. Whether you need to see one now, or just want to be aware in case of an emergency – see if you have one locally.

All avian vets graduate with the same Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) as other vets. They may have some additional qualifications in the avian area of medicine too.

If you see “AAV” or “ABVP” next to their name, this shows they are members of the Association of Avian Veterinarians and/or the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

You can expect them to perform any tasks in regard to the healthcare of birds. From regular checkups and diagnosing illness, to performing life-saving surgeries.

Signs a Chicken Is Sick

Like most animals, chickens are good at hiding when they’re sick or injured. It’s up to us as owners to spot the signs that something may be up.

To help you out, the most common symptoms and signs that a chicken is sick include:

Lethargic behavior – If a chicken is acting lethargic or sluggish, such as sitting or laying down instead of foraging, it’s likely something is wrong.

Pale comb/wattle – Those red things on a chicken’s head known at their comb and wattle are a good indication of their general health. If they’ve changed to a pale or faded color, then it’s typically a sign that a chicken is unwell.

Diarrhea or vomiting – Diarrhea and/or vomiting is always a sign that something hasn’t agreed with a chicken. It may be as simple as a passing bout of gastro issues, but it may be an indication of illness.

Not eating or drinking – A chicken that is not eating or drinking enough is cause for concern. Their health will deteriorate quickly if you don’t get to the root of why they aren’t eating and/or drinking.

Stopped laying eggs – There are a number of reasons why chickens stop laying eggs. The winter months and fewer daylight hours is one reason, for example. It can also be a sign that there is a health issue, however, so it’s worth looking into.

What To Do if You Have a Sick Chicken

If one or more of your flock are showing signs of illness or are visibly injured, the first thing you should do is separate the sick chickens from the rest of the flock.

You don’t want them spreading any illness or disease if it’s able to. Plus, chickens that are seen to be “weak” by the others will often get picked on.

If you can put them in a crate or something similar, that’s ideal. This way, you can keep a closer eye on them to make sure they’re eating, monitor their health, and so on.

If you have any concerns at all, I’d call a vet (hopefully you can find an avian specialist from the list above).

It’s a good idea to at least make contact over the phone and see what advice they can give you. You can also discuss costs, which let’s be honest here is also something we need to consider.

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Disclaimer -These were veterinary practices offering avian services at the time of publishing. I cannot be held responsible for any changes in services, personnel, or otherwise in the meantime. If you spot any inaccurate information, please contact me and I will verify and change it. Many thanks.

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