veterinarian information for San Francisco Bay Area

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nandinaberry, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. Nandinaberry

    Nandinaberry Out Of The Brooder

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    After calling quite a few veterinarians and hearing "we don't treat ducks" I finally found one in Santa Clara (near San Jose) California who is a bird specialist and was willing to see my duck with a foot abscess. He is very knowledgeable and comfortable handling poultry. He keeps chickens at home himself.

    He was able to see me on the morning I called. The office is very friendly and efficient.

    Kent Littlehale

    http://santaclarapethospital.com/team/kent-littlehale/
     
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  3. Nandinaberry

    Nandinaberry Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for these additional resources!
     
  4. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm North of San Franfreako, and there's nothing around here for Avian vets. There used to be, but not anymore. It is best to study diseases and learn how to treat yourself, otherwise it will get very expensive. if I want a necropsy done, I go to UC Davis, about an hour drive from where I live.
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I'm all for treating yourself, but sometimes seeing the vet to have them look and throat and/or poop microscopically can be a lifesaver. The vet in Monterey charges $45 to see 1 or 2 birds or $65 to see 3 or 4, so very affordable compared to others. I took in two about a month ago, one with runny poop, not eating, etc... she had a yeast infection in her intestines, which I never would have figured out on my own.

    @Nandinaberry , The I've heard good things about the vet in Santa Clara from a few different people.

    -Kathy
     
  6. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    8 years ago, a vet I talked to in Petaluma wanted $150 for a fecal test. No thanks.
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    My bill for the two that I took to see Dr. Shannon Thomas at the clinic in Monterey was under $150 and that included two very thorough exams, two fecal floats, two gram stains and a bottle of pills. A week later I got a call asking how my peas were doing, which doesn't seem to happen with most vets.

    The bird vet in Cupertino is closer to me, but they only have one full-time vet and it's not always easy to get an appointment with them. Then there's the cost, lol... I'd hate to think about how much it would have cost me to take the two of them there. FYI, if any of you decide to go to the place in Cupertino and have a choice of Doctors to see, try to be seen by Dr. Stern if she's still working there, you'll be happier if you do.

    -Kathy
     
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