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Bird Veterinarians Fairfax VA

Every veterinary student spends years studying the treatment of canine and feline illnesses. But avian medicine is not a required subject of study at most veterinary schools and many vets have limited experience treating birds. Typically, avian medicine is an elective subject taken only by those students with a particular interest in it.

Happy Woof
(703) 967-0465
10396 Willard Way
Fairfax, VA
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Hours
full service grooming

PETCO
(703) 817-9444
13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax, VA
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PetSmart
(703) 802-1027
12971 Fair Lakes Cntr
Fairfax, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PETCO
(703) 448-3401
1929 Old Gallows Road
Vienna, VA
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PetSmart
(703) 536-2708
6100 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PETCO
(703) 352-3300
10708 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PETCO
(703) 455-2007
9230-B Old Keene Mill Road
Burke, VA
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PETCO
(703) 354-1546
7434 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

PetSmart
(703) 796-0656
11860 Spectrum Center
Reston, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(703) 922-4990
6535 Frontier Dr
Springfield, VA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Finding the Right Veterinarian for Your Pet Bird

Peter Lopatin for WebVet

Finding a veterinarian who's the right fit for your bird can be a challenge. Experience, education, and the intangible -- but critical -- element of trust all affect your decision. Fortunately, most communities have a number of veterinary practices that you can choose from.

However, it's one thing to find the right vet for your dog or cat; it's quite another to find one for your parrot, cockatiel, or lovebird. Avian anatomy and physiology are quite different from that of the cat and dog and, consequently, they suffer from a completely different variety of illnesses.

Not all vets are bird vets

Every veterinary student spends years studying the treatment of canine and feline illnesses. But avian medicine is not a required subject of study at most veterinary schools and many vets have limited experience treating birds. Typically, avian medicine is an elective subject taken only by those students with a particular interest in it.

However, there are veterinarians whose practices include avian medicine and who have special training and expertise in the field. The problem is finding them.

So, what is a bird owner to do?

Specialty organizations

Laurie Hess , DVM, a board-certified avian specialist practicing in a suburb of New York City, suggests that bird owners take advantage of two important sources of avian specialist information.

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Opinion Corner
Pet Owners in Virginia shared their opinions about Pet Owner Survey
Do you own any pets?
Yes: 82%
No: 17%
What type(s) of pet(s) do you own? (Select all that apply)
Dog: 66%
Cat: 66%
Bird: 0%
Small pet (e.g. rabbit, hamster, ferret): 5%
Exotic pet (snake, lizard): 5%
Fish: 22%
Horse: 5%
Pig: 0%
Other farm animal: 0%
Other: 0%
What types of pet information do you most frequently seek out on the Internet? (Select all that apply)
Health-related symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, limping, etc.): 50%
In-depth information about your pet's health (allergies, ticks and fleas, nutrition, etc.): 44%
Cute pet pictures or funny videos: 50%
Pets in the News (hero stories, photo contests, etc.): 16%
Breed information or place to adopt a pet: 33%
Finding a vet for your pet: 27%
Alerts (pet food recalls, seasonal alerts, etc.): 33%
Other: 11%
How important is it that the medical/health-related content you find is veterinarian-approved?
Not at all important: 5%
Not that important: 5%
Neutral: 38%
Important: 11%
Very important: 38%
Source: Survey.com
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