Avian Vet Phoenix

List of Avian Vets Phoenix | Bird & Chick Care

Do you have a sick chicken or bird? You need to call an avian vet in Phoenix as avian vets specialize in the care of birds and other “exotic” animals.

Some veterinary practices and animal hospitals have avian specialists, although some don’t. So, I have put together a list below of all the vets that I was able to verify had an avian vet at the time of writing this.

List of Avian Vets in Phoenix, AZ

Arizona Exotic Animal Hospital3806 Old Hickory Blvd, TN 37138615-360-0944avianandexotics.com
Avian & Exotic Animal Clinic1911 South Lindsay Road, AZ 85204480-706-8478aeacarizona.com
Phoenix Dog, Cat, Bird Hospital3418 North 7th Avenue, AZ 85013602-274-0561phxveterinarian.com
Camelwest Animal Hospital10045 W Camelback Rd, Suite 105, AZ 85037623-934-1272camelwest.com
Central Phoenix Animal Hospital25 W Thomas Rd, AZ 85013602-277-5155centralphoenixanimalhospital.com
Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic7311 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251480-945-8484scottsdaleveterinaryclinic.com
North Central Animal Hospital20 W Dunlap Ave, AZ 85021602-395-9773northcentralanimalhospital.com
Bell Animal & Bird Hospital4336 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308602-978-4331bellanimalhospital.com
Palo Verde Animal Hospital1215 E Northern Avenue, AZ 85020602-944-9661paloverdeanimalhospital.com
Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital and Pet Resort10855 South 48th Street, AZ 85044480-893-0533ahwatukeeanimalcare.com

Arizona Exotic Animal Hospital

Address – 20040 N. 19th Ave. AZ 85027

Phone – 623-234-5200

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Website azeah.com

Avian & Exotic Animal Clinic

Address – 1911 South Lindsay Road, AZ 85204

Phone – 480-706-8478

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Website aeacarizona.com

Phoenix Dog, Cat, Bird Hospital

Address – 3418 North 7th Avenue, AZ 85013

Phone – 602-274-0561

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Website phxveterinarian.com

Camelwest Animal Hospital

Address – 10045 W Camelback Rd, Suite 105, AZ 85037

Phone – 623-934-1272

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Website camelwest.com

Central Phoenix Animal Hospital

Address – 25 W Thomas Rd, AZ 85013

Phone – 602-277-5155

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Website centralphoenixanimalhospital.com

Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic

Address – 7311 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Phone – 480-945-8484

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Website scottsdaleveterinaryclinic.com

North Central Animal Hospital

Address – 20 W Dunlap Ave, AZ 85021

Phone – 602-395-9773

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Website northcentralanimalhospital.com

Bell Animal & Bird Hospital

Address – 4336 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone – 602-978-4331

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Website bellanimalhospital.com

Palo Verde Animal Hospital

Address – 1215 E Northern Avenue, AZ 85020

Phone – 602-944-9661

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Website paloverdeanimalhospital.com

Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital and Pet Resort

Address – 10855 South 48th Street, AZ 85044

Phone – 480-893-0533

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Website ahwatukeeanimalcare.com

What Do Avian Vets Do?

Avian vets are small-animal practitioners specializing in the care of birds. They are often also classified as specializing in exotic animals, which are almost all pets outside of cats and dogs.

They might specialize further in either poultry or “companion” birds. Poultry is chickens and other domestic fowl, and companion birds are typically birds kept in cages such as parrots, lovebirds, etc.

If you’re wondering about qualifications, all vets must have graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), that’s why you will see those letters next to their name.

You may also see the letters, AAV or ABVP. These demonstrate a vet is a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians and/or the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners

Avian vets will perform any and all duties relating to the care and wellbeing of a bird. This typically means finding out why they’re sick, prescribing a course of medicine/treatment, performing surgeries, and so on.

If you think or know you have a sick chicken, an avian vet is who you should seek the advice of.

Signs a Chicken Is Sick

Chickens don’t tell us when they’re sick or injured, it’s up to us to spot the signs.

Some of the most common signs and symptoms that a chicken requires some medical attention include:

Lethargic behavior – If you notice one or more of your flock are acting lethargic, not as active as normal, or just aren’t acting right for any reason, it’s a sign that you need to check they’re in good health.

Pale comb/wattle – Chickens use their combs and wattles to help regulate their temperature. If you notice a change in color, especially if they’re turning pale, this is often a sign that they’re sick.

Diarrhea or vomiting – A brief bout of diarrhea or vomiting is not that uncommon. It may be an indication of some gastro issues or that they’ve eaten something they shouldn’t have. It’s worth keeping a close eye on them though, it may indicate a more serious health issue.

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 – Finding no eggs is a nesting box isn’t always a sign something is wrong. It could be to do with the breed of your chicken or the number of daylight hours. It could also be a sign that there is a health issue, however.

What To Do if You Have a Sick Chicken

If you have a sick chicken, the first thing you should do is isolate them.

There are two reasons for this; the first is that you want to limit any chance of spreading illness to the rest of your flock. The second reason is that chickens tend to bully and pick on any weak members of the flock.

Also, by putting a sick chicken into a cage or giving them their own space, you can keep a closer eye on them.

It’s a good idea to call a vet at this point if you have any concerns. Especially if you don’t have any experience care for sick chickens.

They may advise you to give them some antibiotics, call them if they worsen, or even bring them in if it sounds necessary. Either way, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Did You Find an Avian Vet Near You?

If you live in the Phoenix area, I hope you’re able to find an avian vet locally in case you should need to pay them a visit.

Related articles; check out avian vets in Dallas, TX, and Chicago, IL.

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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