Avian Vet Washington DC

List of Avian Vets Washington DC | Bird Healthcare

Looking for an exotic or avian vet in Washington D.C.? I’ve put together a list of veterinary practices and animal hospitals in and around Washington D.C. and the District of Columbia to help you out.

If you have birds at home, and this includes chickens, you should seek out an avian specialist locally in case of emergencies. 

Whether you need to take a sick bird to the vet now, need some general advice, or just want to know where to go in an emergency – hopefully you’ll find a practice from the list below:

List of Avian Vets in Washington, D.C.

NameLocationPhoneWebsite
Collins Hospital for Animals1808 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007202-659-8830collinsanimalhospital.net
Cherrydale Veterinary Clinic4038 Lee Highway, Arlington VA 22207703-528-9001cherrydalevet.com
VCA Old Town Animal Hospital425 N. Henry Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314703-549-3647vcahospitals.com
Maryland Avian & Exotics Veterinary Care1 Taft Ct. Rockville, MD 20850240-687-1414marylandexotics.com
Stahl Exotic Animal Veterinary Services4105 Rust Road, Fairfax, VA 22030703-281-3750seavs.com

Collins Hospital for Animals

Address – 1808 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Phone – 202-659-8830

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Website collinsanimalhospital.net

Collins Hospital for animals has been serving the people (and animals) of the District of Columbia since 1917.

Obviously, the practice has changed hands since then, and is currently being operated by Dr. Lynne Cabaniss and her associate Dr. Jay Merker.

Collins Hospital is a “full service small animal and exotic veterinary practice.” Whatever pet you have, whether it’s a bird or an exotic animal, Collins Hospital will be able to help.

Their mission statement reads as:

Our mission is to provide high quality affordable pet health care for your companions in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We place emphasis on wellness pet health and our desire to work with you to develop a health plan that is best for you and your pet.


Cherrydale Veterinary Clinic

Address – 4038 Lee Highway, Arlington VA 22207

Phone – 703-528-9001

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Website cherrydalevet.com

Based in Arlington VA and serving the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and beyond, Cherrydale Veterinary Clinic has vets specializing in the care of avian and exotic animals.

Their mission statement reads:

Our mission is to enhance the psychological and emotional well-being of people by helping extend the length and quality of their pet’s lives, thereby preserving the human-animal bond.

They are members of AAHA, AVMA, VVMA, American Association of Feline Practitioners, D.C. Academy of Veterinary Medicine.


VCA Old Town Animal Hospital

Address – 425 N. Henry Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314

Phone – 703-549-3647

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Website vcahospitals.com

VCA has a number of locations across the country. Their Old Town location is around 6 miles from D.C.

They offer a complete pet experience, from veterinary care, to grooming and boarding. They also cater to a wide range of pets and animals, so whatever pet you have I’d give them a call and see what they advise.

On their site, they say:

We are excited about seeing your cats, dogs, birds, ferrets, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, sugar gliders – the whole family! Our entire team is waiting to assure you that you are receiving the best preventative care and treatments available.


Maryland Avian & Exotics Veterinary Care

Address – 1 Taft Ct. Rockville, MD 20850

Phone – 240-687-1414

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Website marylandexotics.com

Maryland Avian & Exotics Veterinary Care is committed to providing the highest standard of care to unique animals. They are worth it.

At Maryland Avian and Exotics, they have veterinarians who are members of the of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV), the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV), and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV).

They’re experienced, qualified, and waiting to see just about any pet or animal. If you have birds, they’ll be in safe hands at this practice.


Stahl Exotic Animal Veterinary Services (SEAVS)

Address – 4105 Rust Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone – 703-281-3750

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Website seavs.com

Stahl Exotic Animal Veterinary Services (SEAVS) provides leading edge medical and surgical services for exotic pets, including birds (i.e. parrots, passerines, poultry, etc.), small exotic mammals.

Dr. Scott Stahl has been practicing exotic animal veterinary care since 1989. He’s certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners as a specialist in avian medicine.

If you have chickens, parrots, or any other species of bird and you’re in the Fairfax area, this is the place to take them if they’re sick.

They provide a number of useful resources on their site and can give you general care advice if you reach out to them. It’s reassuring to have such a specialized practice if you’re an exotic pet or bird owner.


In Summary – Hope You Found an Avian Vet Near You

If you’re raising chickens or keeping exotic pets, it’s important you find a veterinary practice that specializes in caring for your species of pet.

I know what an important consideration it is choosing a vet you can trust, so I really hope this article has helped you find a local vet you’re happy with.

Related articles; Check out avian vets in Denver, CO, and Boston, MA.


Disclaimer -These were veterinary practices offering avian services at the time of publishing. I’m neither endorsing, nor can I 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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