Birds Unlimited

Veterinarians


In Central & Western New York


 In case of an emergency, do not email me and wait for a response, call a veterinarian as soon as possible. If you think there's something wrong with your pet, there probably is, get help, don't wait. Don't call me and say "my bird looks puffy" call a vet.


These names are in alphabetical order by doctors name not hospital name.



All Creatures Animal Hospital, Dr. Alexandra Adamcak, East Amherst  (avian certified) 716.636.3600


East Ridge Animal Hospital, Dr. Gerald Balonek, East Irondequoit  585.467.2120  (this is where we go when we need a vet)


Clark Animal Care Center, Dr. Denise Charpentier, Penfield  585.377.1160


South Towne Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Edward Gschrey, Henrietta  585.334.1550


Fairport Animal Hospital, Dr. Brian Hall, Fairport  585.388.1070


Town & Country Hospital, Pets, Dr. Lisa Jensen, Syracuse 315 469.5777


Liverpool Animal Health Center, Dr. Marla Lender, Liverpool 315.622.2882


Erie Canal Animal Hospital, Dr. Heidi Licata, Spencerport, 585.349.7387


East River Animal Hospital, Dr. Christopher McKinney, Henrietta  585.334.3110


Fairport Animal Hospital, Dr. Emilia Monachino, Fairport, 585.388.1070


Animal Clinic of East Avenue, Dr.Carolyn Orr, Brockport   585.637.8700


Animal Ark Animal Hospital, Dr. Edward Spindel, Syracuse 315.635.2525


Specialized Care for Avian & Exotic Pets  Dr. Laura Wade, Clarence, 716.759.0144 (avian certified)


Cornell University Hospital For Animals, 24 hour, Ithaca, 607.253.3060 (avian certified)





Supportive Care


 If you're unable to get to a vet there are a few things to do that may help your bird, supportive care is crucial at this point. Keeping the bird warm, between 80 and 85 degrees will help. If the bird doesn't have to use as much of it's own energy to keep itself warm, the better it is. You also must keep food going into the bird, solids like pelleted diets, seed, peanut butter, and spray millet works great on small birds. Avoid foods like fruits and veggies as these are mostly water and fiber, they need what my mom would call "stick to the ribs" food. The small birds such as canaries, parakeets, and finches may give you the impression that they are eating but they may just be spending a lot of time at the food bowl searching for a particular thing and not getting enough food. Keep food going into the bird. Food is energy and will help the bird keep warm.

 Avoid over the counter antibiotics, (the stuff you can buy at pet stores) if they were any good they wouldn't be sold over the counter. You need to get to a vet. Trust me, if I knew these antibiotics would help, I'd sell them. I can get them, but I know better. By using them it may interfere with disease testing later on when you get to a vet. I'm not a vet and don't pretend to be one, I use them all the time.