Exotic Pets Have Special Needs
When your bird, reptile or small mammal develops a problem, it’s important to be seen quickly by an experienced veterinarian. Our veterinarians in San Francisco at Bay Area Bird Hospital treat thousands of avian/exotic patients each year. By limiting our practice to these species, we have accumulated in-depth knowledge and experience that translates into expert treatment for your pet.
Don’t know how to medicate your pet? Don’t worry! We will teach you everything you need to know in order to safely handle and medicate your pet. We may even be able to flavor your pet’s medication to make it a little more tasty.
Most of our patients are prey species by nature, who are frightened by the sounds and smells of predators. Because we don’t treat dogs and cats, we are able to provide the low stress environment necessary for healing and recovery.
To maintain your pet’s good health, we also stock a complete line of Harrison’s Bird Diet and other specialty foods.
A Short List of Species We Treat
- Birds of all Types, including canaries, finches, budgies, parakeets, lovebirds, cockatiels, conures, parrots, cockatoos, macaws, doves, pigeons, songbirds, waterfowl and backyard poultry.
- Reptiles, including turtles, tortoises, lizards, and non-venomous snakes
- Guinea Pigs
- Rats and Mice
Why Bring your Pet to Bay Area Bird Hospital?
Bay Area Bird Hospital has provided specialty services for avian and exotic patients since 1989. Our experienced staff and specialized equipment enable us to handle a wide range of medical and surgical conditions. Dr. Marcucci and Dr. Dustin are the only board certified Avian Specialists (Diplomates of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners) in all of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties.
Let us help your pet achieve a long and happy life! Research into avian/exotic pet care is ongoing and recommendations change continually. We are here to provide you with current information gathered from veterinary conferences, published journals and networking with colleagues.
Bay Area Bird Hospital is committed to helping our bird and exotic community. Find out more here.
Annual Wellpet Examinations
Birds and exotic pets benefit from regular veterinary care. A wellness checkup allows us to establish a baseline by performing a physical exam, assessing body weight and screening for underlying problems. We also discuss nutritious diets, healthy lifestyles and ways to enrich your pet’s environment.
You know your pet best! If you see subtle physical or behavioral changes, these can be early sign of illness. Prompt treatment by an experienced veterinarian is vital, since birds and exotic pets can deteriorate quickly. Early intervention usually results in a shorter course of illness and a more favorable treatment outcome.
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