How to Find a Vet for Chickens when living in the Suburbs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by arazittas, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. arazittas

    arazittas Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    Could anyone reccomend a way for me to find a vet in the Greater Toronto Area (Canada). I've called all of the local vet areas in the region and none look at chickens and were very unhelpful when I asked if they knew any vets that did look at chickens. I cannot find any vetranarins online either. Can someone please point me in the correct direction. Im really worried for my pet silkie.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Hi there, I'm sorry your silkie is sick :( My advice would be to look up avian vets in your area, which are the vets that see birds. Mostly they do parrots, but they should be able to help with chickens too. My avian vet sees my parrots and my poultry. You might also try looking up large animal vets, because they are the ones that usually treat farm animals, and they may be willing to see your silkie. If the receptionist tries to turn you away, ask to speak to the vet themselves. If you explain the situation, they should be willing to see her. Although not a parrot, she is still a bird, so an avian vet should be able to handle it. You could also look up any vet that handles exotics because they may be willing as well.
     
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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    You'll want to look for an "avian vet" (birds) or a vet that treats exotics.
     
  4. arazittas

    arazittas Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much everyone. I shall try that tomorrow morning.
     
  5. bygrace53

    bygrace53 Out Of The Brooder

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    Get electrolytes in her...Dehydration takes them down fast.??
     

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