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Birds (Avian Medicine)

Avian Medicine

Avian Medicine

There are so many species of birds currently in the pet trade, that taking care of these beautiful creatures has become an important aspect of veterinary medicine. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, we strive to take care of our feathered friends and to ensure that owners are well equipped to deal with the challenges of caring for these exotic avians.

Birds are very keen at hiding all signs of illness and so owners face the challenge of determining when your companion is sick. Leave this responsibility to the veterinarians at Harlingen Veterinary clinic. Yearly examinations will pick up on subtle changes in your birds behavior allowing an illness to be detected and treated before things spiral out of control and your bird is very sick. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic we provide medical care and services for:

  • Parrot
  • Parakeet
  • Cockatiel
  • Cockatoo
  • Macaw
  • Other Birds

  To ensure that your avian friends enjoy a long and healthy life we recommend the following services:

Preventative Avian Examination (In-Clinic or at your Home):

An important aspect of maintaining a healthy pet bird of is appropriate and regular scheduled veterinary care. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic our veterinarians believe that identifying and preventing illness allows for happier and healthier companions. Our Veterinarians are proud to provide veterinary care to your companion to ensure a happy life long relationship.

In order to better assess your companion, a veterinarian can make a visit to your house to evaluate the health status of your pet bird. Throughout the visit, your veterinarian can provide valuable insight in preventing illness, and make recommendations regarding husbandry and nutrition.

Avian Post-Purchase Examination:

Just pick up your new feathered friend at the pet store or breeder? Have a veterinarian at Harlingen Veterinary Clinic examine your new pet to ensure they are happy and healthy. Birds that are taken out of one environment and placed into another, feel a large amount of stress, this can allow an illness to occur . Have one of our veterinarian's discuss with you important information regarding your pets husbandry and nutrition and the important aspects of ownership of an exotic bird. Getting the facts about your new found friend will help keep your pet happy and healthy long term. Our veterinarian's will also educate you on how to continue making the new transition to your home, an easy and positive experience for your pet.

Avian Parasite and Infectious Disease Screening:

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, our veterinarians provide diagnostic testing to identify parasite burden in your pet bird and to help identify infectious disease that may be responsible for illness in your pet. If you have concerns about changes in behavior, eating habits, energy level or other signs of illness in your companion please contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.

Avian Husbandry/Nutritional Consultation

Given the number of species of pet birds and the large geographical differences in normal habitats, ensuring proper husbandry and nutrition for your pet can be challenging. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic our veterinarians can help provide you insight into your pets required needs for their enclosure and the food they need to stay happy and healthy. Making sure that the nutrition and husbandry is appropriate for the species of pet bird you own is paramont to preventing disease in your pet. A large majority of illness in our avian companions, stem from a lack of appropriate husbandry and nutrition. Schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians today to discuss any concerns you have about your pets husbandry or nutrition.

Avian DNA Gender Identification

With our avian companions, it isn't always possible to visually identify a boy from a girl, leave the challenge to our veterinarians who can run a simple blood test that will identify the gender of your bird.

Avian Emergencies/Surgery/Therapeutic Procedures

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, our team is ready to assist in any situation, if your pet is showing signs of disease or illness, please don't hesitate to contact us immediately. We can provide emergency services as well as surgical and other therapeutic procedures that your pet may require.

Schedule A Veterinary Appointment For Your Pet

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, our veterinary staff is here to help ensure that you and your avian companion are able to enjoy a long and happy relationship and we believe that starts with compassionate health care. Make an appointment today to discuss how we may be able to improve the quality of life for your bird. This appointment can happen here at the clinic or a veterinarian can visit your home. One of our caring staff members is available to take your call now at 908-359-2000.



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