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Recommended Bird Vets in California, United States

Recommended Bird Vets (Avian Veterinarians) in California, United States

Vet recommendations are welcome. Avian vets are encouraged to provide their information.

Bird Vets - Other States (within the USA) ... International Bird Vets (outside of US)



Dr. Norman Lohr

2007 Niles St., Bakersfield, CA 93305 - Tel. (661) 327-9516


Linda J. Siperstein, DVM " aka Dr. Sip - Berkeley Dog and Cat Hospital (also accept birds and exotics)

2126 Haste Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 - Tel. 510.848.5041


Ann McDowell, D.V.M. - Chaparral Pet Hospital

915 West Foothill Blvd., #A., Claremont, CA 91711 - (909) 625-1561

Recommended by: Dale Gilkinson Dand D Exotic Birds


Dr. Bart Huber - Animal Medical Center of Corona

91 E. Grand Blvd, Ste 102, Corona, CA  92879 - Tel: (951) 493-6771


Munir Kureshi, DVM - Cupertino Animal Hospital

10026 Peninsula Avenue Cupertino, CA 95014 408-252-6380

Recommended by: S Schuck: "A compassionate, knowledgeable veterinarian with an incredible talent for diagnosing birds from finches to cockatoos. Also a great educator, helping us to take better care of our birds."


The Veterinary Staff at UC Davis - Companion Avian Service

1 Garrod Drive, Davis, CA 95616 - Tel. (530) 752-1393

Del Mar:

Animal and Bird Hospital of Del Mar - Dr. Stonebreaker (the previous owner) died in 1/2010. Another vet has taken the office over.

2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA - Tel. (858) 755-9351


Brian Loudis, DVM, ABVP Clinic - All Pets Animal Hospital

285 N. El Camino Real, #105, Encinitas, CA 92024 P: 760-634-2022 F: 760-634-2481

Dr. Loudis is a wonderful vet. He handles birds wonderfully, is very knowledgeable, and easy to understand/talk to. / Recommended by Sara S.


Brian Loudis, DVM, ABVP Clinic - All Pets Animal Hospital

285 N. El Camino Real, #105, Encinitas, CA 92024 P: 760-634-2022 F: 760-634-2481

Dr. Loudis is a wonderful vet. He handles birds wonderfully, is very knowledgeable, and easy to understand/talk to. / Recommended by Sara S.

Gary Gallerstein, D.V.M. and Associates - Acacia Animal Hospital

1040 North Broadway, Escondido, California 92026 - Emergency After-Hours Service Available


Daphne Hill, D.V.M. - The Animal Hospital and Bird Clinic

5169 North Blackstone Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710 - Tel. (559) 227-5575


Dr. Alexandria (Lexi) Rugg (DVM, CVA) - Valley Animal Hospital

The clinic is equipped with 2 sound proof, temperature, humidity and oxygen controlled incubators for critical avian patients.

Dr. Rugg graduated from UC Davis in 2003 and also completed a year long internship after graduating that included working directly under an avian specialist.

102 S. Fairview, Goleta, CA 93117 phone: (805)964-7755 fax: (805)683-1947


Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital - Dr. Walter J. Rosskopf, D.V.M. and Dr. Richard W. Woerpel, D.V.M.

4871 W. Rosecrans Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250 - Tel. (310) 679-0693

Dr. Walter J. Rosskopf, D.V.M., DIPL, ABVP, Avian and Dr. Woerpel, MS, DVM Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital

4871 W. Rosecrans Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250 - Tel. (310) 679-0693


Ben Baldwin - North Woods Animal Clinic

16085 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA 95448 - Tel. (707) 433-4493


Dr. Julie Cummings - Four Seasons Vet Hospital

3210 Old Tunnel Road, Lafayette, CA - Tel. (925) 938-7700

Lake Forest:

Scott Weldy, D.V.M.

21771 Lake Forest Dr. # 111, Lake Forest, CA 92630 - Tel. (949) 855-9744

Los Osos:

Susan Choy D.V.M., Patrice Boroughs D.V.M. - Bear Valley Animal Clinic

2021 11th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402 - Tel. (805) 528-0693 - Emergency After-Hours Service Available


Niklos Weber, DVM, DABVP - Avian Practice, DABVP Canine and Feline Practice

Whispering Pines Pet Clinic, 14632 Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954 - Tel. 530-873-1136

Mission Viejo:

Dr. Douglas Coward

24912 Chrisanta Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 - Tel (949) 768-3651

Heidi has this to say about this vet: "Dr. Coward is unbelievably compassionate and skilled with animals.  Our animals are very comfortable with him and he has rescued all of them (and shared some of his knowledge so that we are more successful helping our animals at home; since we met Dr. Coward we have rescued numerous animals which otherwise certainly would have died). We drive 1.5 hrs one way because we know we can trust Dr. Coward with our precious friends."

Michael T. Ikeda , V.M.D - Muirlands Animal and Avian Hospital

A family pet practice with full service capabilities. Birds comprise approximately 50% of our patient base, although on a daily basis they are visited by dogs, cats, rabbits, and pocket pets such as hamsters, mice, and guinea pigs. Emphasize strongly on quality and strive to maintain a high level of thorough and thoughtful care for our patients.

24174 Alicia Pkwy. Mission Viejo, CA 92691 - Tel: 949-770-9015


Dr. Lawmaster - Parkview Veterinary Hospital

571 E. Franklin St., Suite #C, Monterey, CA 93940 - Tel. (831) 372-2672

Hilary Stern DVM, Amy Wells DVM, and Shannon Thomas DVM - Avian and Exotics Clinic of Monterey

451 Canyon Del Rey Boulevard, Del Rey Oaks, CA 93940; phone (831) 647-1147.

John N Quick, D.V.M. - Parkview Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Cynthia Nichols

571 E. Franklin St., Suite C, Monterey, CA

Morgan Hill:

John N Quick, D.V.M.

16025 Vineyard Blvd. Morgan Hill, CA 95037 ... Tel. (408) 779-4010


Hannis Stoddard III, D.V.M.

3195 Hamner Ave., Norco, CA 91760 - Tel. (909) 371-7120

Novato / Marin:

Debra Scheenstra, DVM - Member of the association of avian veterinarians since 1989

Housecall practice in marin for birds, small mammals, dogs and cats.  Tel. (415) 893-1554


Geoffrey R. Smith D.V.M - Oceanside Veterinary Hospital - Small Animal and Exotic Practice

2960 San Luis Rey Road, Oceanside, CA 92054-1274 - Tel. (760) 757-1571


M. Scott Echols, DVM, Diplomate ABVP- Avian Practice - Medical Center for Birds

Brian L. Speer, D.V.M., DIP, ABVP, ECAMS - The Medical Center For Birds

3805 Main Street Oakley, California 94581 United States Phone (925) 625-1878 Fax : (925)625-8511

Orange County:

Dr. Larry Nemetz - The Bird Clinic

Address: 200 South Tustin Street, Suite E, Orange, CA 92866-2322


Dr. Lynn McEwan

38568 6th Street, East Palmdale, CA 93590 - Tel. (661) 273-1555

Pasadena / Simi Valley:

Dr. Tiffany Margolin, ABVP Avian - Exotic Animal Care Center

2121 Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 - Tel. (626) 405-1777 or Dr. Ron's Simi Valley Tel. (805) 306-0633


Dave Rupiper, D.V.M., East Petaluma Animal Hospital

1420-B South McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA  94954


Darryl Wolf, D.V.M. - Amador Valley Veterinary Hospital

1809 M Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, CA 94536 - Tel. (925) 462-3646

Rancho Palos Verdes:

Dr. Cassie L. Jones, D.V.M., ABVP - Point Vincente Animal Hospital

31234 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 - Tel. (310) 265-9511


Barton C. Huber, D.V.M.

Riverside, CA 92501 - Tel. (909) 222-4053


Victoria Joseph, DVM Dip. ABVP - The Bird and Pet Clinic of Roseville

4010 Foothills Blvd., Suite 101 Roseville, CA 95747 - Tel: (916) 773-6049

San Jose:

Dr. Valerie Brons, West Valley Pet Clinic - President of the Santa Clara Valley Veterinary Medical Association.  Treats birds, dogs, cats, and "pocket pets."  Has owned an Eclectus parrot, cockatiels, parakeets, and chickens.

1360 South De Anza Blvd., San Jose, CA 95129 - ... Tel. (408) 996-1155  - M-F 8-6, 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month open 8-2

Fern Van Sant, DVM, and Hilary Stern, DVM - For The Birds

1136D South De Anza Boulevard, San Jose CA 95129 - Tel: (408) 255-1739

Santa Clara:

Kent Littlehale D.V.M.

830 Keily Blvd Santa Clara, CA 95051 - Tel. (408) 296-5857

Santa Barbara:

Christine Sellers, D.V.M. - Cat and Bird Clinic

101 W. Mission St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 - Tel. (805) 569-2287

San Diego:

Armando G. Burgos, D.V.M. - Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital

2317 Hotel Circle South, Suite C, San Diego, California 92108-3310 - Tel. (619) 260-1412

Dr. Irene Mary Côté

8915 Towne Centre Drive, #110, San Diego, CA 92122 - Tel. (858) 452-7100

She also is really great and compassionate with all animals (she sees companion animals, exotics, birds, wildlife).  She has an open ear and heart for both animal and human.  We are glad we finally found a great vet close to our home! 

Grafton Houston, D.V.M.

6030 Santo Road, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92124 - Tel. (858) 569-7777

A very nice and equally knowledgeable vet. I was impressed with his skills as I was happy about his client-focused approach to veterinary care. A great experience.

Claire Sosna - Carmel Mountain Ranch Veterinary Hospital

11925 Carmel Mountain Rd., San Diego, CA 92128 - Tel. (858) 592-9779

Santa Cruz:

Hilary Stern, D.V.M., - Animal Hospital of Soquel

2651 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 ... Tel. (831) 475-0432

Hilary Stern, DVM

Santa Monica:

Dr. Frank Lavac - Wilshire Animal Hospital

2421 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90403 - Tel. (310) 828-4587

Santa Rosa:

Joel Blumberg

2002 Fourth St, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 - Tel. (707) 544-1313


Dr. Barros

Saratoga Ave., Saratoga, CA - Tel. (408) 246-1370


Robert M Kaufman, D.V.M.

2078 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501 - Tel. (310) 328-3733


Richard T. Johnson, D.V.M. - VCA Central Animal Hospital

281 N. Central Ave., Upland, CA 91786 - (909) 981-2855


All Pets Medical Centre - Westhill, CA

Woodland Hills:

Janet L. Berens, D.V.M., ABVP - West Valley Pet Clinic

22430 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364 - Tel. (818) 225-7160

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