Avian Vet Seattle

List of Avian Vets Seattle | Bird Healthcare

Looking for an avian vet in Seattle, WA? Avian vets, also sometimes called exotic or small-animal vets specialize in the care of birds.

A lot of vets will see a chicken or another bird, but some won’t. It’s better you locate an avian vet in your city if possible. Just in case of emergencies, even if you don’t need them right now.

Below, I put together a list of veterinary practices and animal hospitals in and around Seattle that had an avian vet or services at the time of publishing:

List of Avian Vets in Seattle, WA

Bird & Exotic Clinic of Seattle10501 Aurora Ave N Seattle WA206-783-4538birdandexotic.com
Des Moines Veterinary Hospital21935 Pacific Highway S. Des Moines, WA 98198206-878-4111dmvet.net
The Center for Bird and Exotic Animal Medicine11401 NE 195th St, Bothell, WA 98011425-486-9000theexoticvet.com
Bellevue Crossroads Vet15600 NE 8th St Ste O-6, Bellevue, WA 98008425-746-7387bellevuecrossroadsveterinariananimalhospital.com
Pine Tree Veterinary Hospital27539 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Rd SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038425-432-2222pinetreeveterinaryhospital.com
Evergreen Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital12930 NE 125th Way, Kirkland, WA 98034425-821-6165evergreenae.com
Kraft Mobile Veterinary Services17405 Broadway Ave, Snohomish, WA 98296425-482-6345kraftmobilevet.com

Bird & Exotic Clinic of Seattle

Address – 10501 Aurora Ave N Seattle WA

Phone – 206-783-4538

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Website birdandexotic.com

Des Moines Veterinary Hospital

Address – 21935 Pacific Highway S. Des Moines, WA 98198

Phone – 206-878-4111

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Website dmvet.net

The Center for Bird and Exotic Animal Medicine

Address – 11401 NE 195th St, Bothell, WA 98011

Phone – 425-486-9000

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Website theexoticvet.com

Bellevue Crossroads Vet

Address – 15600 NE 8th St Ste O-6, Bellevue, WA 98008

Phone – 425-746-7387

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Website bellevuecrossroadsveterinariananimalhospital.com

Pine Tree Veterinary Hospital

Address – 27539 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Rd SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038

Phone – 425-432-2222

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Website pinetreeveterinaryhospital.com

Evergreen Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital

Address – 12930 NE 125th Way, Kirkland, WA 98034

Phone – 425-821-6165

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Website evergreenae.com

Kraft Mobile Veterinary Services

Address – 17405 Broadway Ave, Snohomish, WA 98296

Phone – 425-482-6345

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Website kraftmobilevet.com

What Do Avian Vets Do?

Avian vets provide all the same services as regular vets. The only difference is that they specialize in treating birds.

Birds are very different from cats and dogs, so sometimes vets will not see them. I’ve run into this problem myself, calling a vet only to be told to find an avian specialist.

If you want to provide the very best care for your chickens and birds, as I’m sure you do, I recommend finding the closest avian vet to you in case you find yourself in need of veterinary care.

From a qualification standpoint, avian vets graduate with the same Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) as other vets.

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.

Signs a Chicken Is Sick

Like most animals, chickens aren’t going to tell you when they’re sick. It’s up to use as backyard chicken owners to spot the signs and symptoms that one or more of our flock is sick.

Some of the common signs and symptoms that a chicken is sick includes:

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 – A chicken’s comb and wattle is a good indication of their general health. If their comb and/or wattle is more pale than normal or showing signs of damage, they might be dealing with some health issues.

Diarrhea or vomiting – This is always one of the most obvious signs a pet is unwell. If they have diarrhea or are vomiting, you need to investigate why.

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 – 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 or injured chicken – or any bird for that matter – the first thing you should always do is isolate them from other animals and get them somewhere you can monitor them.

This is particularly important if you have a flock of chickens. Chickens will often pick on any weak members, which means sick chickens.

Another reason is that you want to reduce the risk of spreading illness or disease among the rest of the flock. Plus, it helps if you can have them in a crate or something similar so you can keep an eye on them.

Once you have a good idea of their symptoms and how they look, you should call a vet. At the very least, it’s a good idea to explain what you’re seeing over the phone if possible.

Related articles; check out avian vets in Indianapolis, IN, and Charlotte, NC.

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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