Avian Vet Philadelphia

List of Avian Vets in Philadelphia | Bird & Chick Care

Looking for an exotic or avian vet in Philadelphia? If you’re raising backyard chickens or keeping any other birds, you should check you have an avian vet local to you.

Avian, or exotic, and sometimes poultry veterinarians as they’re also called specialize in the care of birds.

To help you find an animal hospital or veterinary practice that has an avian specialist, below I’ve put together a list of all the practices in Philadelphia I was able to verify at the time of publishing:

List of Avian Vets in Philadelphia, PA

Animal and Bird Healthcare Center1785 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003856-751-2122animalandbirdvet.com
Somerton Animal Hospital13400 Philmont Ave, PA 19116-1112215-673-1410Facebook page
Companion Pet Hospital1524 S. 5th Street, PA 19147215-703-7387companion-pets.com
Art City Vets2001 Hamilton St, Condo Unit 1, PA 19130215-563-8387artcityvets.com
Radnor Veterinary Hospital107 N Aberdeen Ave, Wayne, PA 19087610-687-1550radnorvet.com
Simmons Animal Hospital1500 Wolf Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145215-468-2814simmonsanimalhospital.com
2nd Street Animal Hospital966 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA19123215-516-70002ndstreetvet.com
Chestnut Hill Animal Hospital903 Bethlehem Pike, Erdenheim, PA 19038215-836-2950chestnuthillvet.com
City Center Veterinary Hospital37 South 3rd Street, PA 19106215-923-2284centercityvet.com
Avian and Exotic Animal Medical Center3000 Concord Rd, Aston, PA 19014610-494-2811avianexoticvetpa.com

Animal and Bird Healthcare Center

Address – 1785 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Phone – 856-751-2122

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Website animalandbirdvet.com

Somerton Animal Hospital

Address – 13400 Philmont Ave, PA 19116-1112

Phone – 215-673-1410

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Companion Pet Hospital

Address – 1524 S. 5th Street, PA 19147

Phone – 215-703-7387

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Website companion-pets.com

Art City Vets

Address – 2001 Hamilton St, Condo Unit 1, PA 19130

Phone – 215-563-8387

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Website artcityvets.com

Radnor Veterinary Hospital 

Address – 107 N Aberdeen Ave, Wayne, PA 19087

Phone – 610-687-1550

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Website radnorvet.com

Simmons Animal Hospital

Address – 1500 Wolf Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Phone – 215-468-2814

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Website simmonsanimalhospital.com

2nd Street Animal Hospital

Address – 966 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Phone – 215-516-7000

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Website 2ndstreetvet.com

Chestnut Hill Animal Hospital

Address – 903 Bethlehem Pike, Erdenheim, PA 19038

Phone – 215-836-2950

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Website chestnuthillvet.com

City Center Veterinary Hospital

Address – 37 South 3rd Street, PA 19106

Phone – 215-923-2284

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Website centercityvet.com

Avian and Exotic Animal Medical Center

Address – 3000 Concord Rd, Aston, PA 19014

Phone – 610-494-2811

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Website avianexoticvetpa.com

What Do Avian Vets Do?

Avian vets are veterinary practitioners that specialize in the care of birds. A lot of vets will see animals of all shapes and sizes. But obviously, you have to assume a vet specializing in birds or poultry will be able to offer a higher level of care and expertise.

Sometimes a vet will specialize in either poultry, like chickens, or companion birds which are housepets like parrots and songbirds.

Either way, if you have chickens or any other birds I recommend seeking out an avian vet if possible.

As for what they do; they perform anything and everything to provide healthcare for birds. This means finding out why a bird is sick, recommending treatments and solutions, giving owners advice on nutrition, performing surgeries, etc.

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 your chickens are acting lethargic, such as lying or sitting around and not being as active as usual, it’s a sign something is up. It might be subtle, or it might be obvious, you know better than anyone how they usually act.

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 vomiting is always a sign that something is up. More often than not, it’s nothing serious. But if it doesn’t pass, it may mean there is a more serious underlying problem.

Not eating or drinking – Any animal that’s off their food is displaying that there is something wrong. If you have a chicken that isn’t eating, especially if you offer them a treat, you know you have a sick bird on your hands.

Stopped laying eggs – If your chicken has gone from laying regularly to a sudden halt, it may be a sign of a health issue. It may also just be seasonal or something else, but it’s worth investigating.

Do You Have a Sick Chicken?

If you have a sick chicken on your hands, the first thing you need to do is separate them from the rest of the flock.

This is a good idea for two reasons; one is that you want to limit the risk of passing illness to the rest of the flock. The other is because chickens will often pick on weaker flock members.

If you have a part cage or crate, that’s perfect. Get them in there alone so you can monitor their condition and how much they’re eating and drinking.

If you’re concerned for any reason, I recommend at least giving one of the vets above a call. See what advice they give you based on your chicken’s condition.

Did You Find an Avian Vet Near You?

Now you know what avian vets do and why it’s a good idea to try and make contact with one locally if you’re raising chickens or keeping companion birds. I hope you were able to find one, there are some great ones in the Philadelphia area.

Related articles; check out avian vets in Dallas, TX, and Los Angeles, CA.

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.

Image credits – Photo by Joey Csunyo on Unsplash

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