Hi, I'm Dr. Scott Ford...
and I'm a specialist in avian medicine and surgery. I attend to pet and wild birds exclusively because, the way I see it, birds are a diverse group of animals with special needs and it requires focus to be the best at caring for them. I see pet bird patients in Wisconsin and, by arrangement, in locations within Alaska and Washington state. I am also available for consultations and wild bird research support anywhere in North America or beyond.
I travel a lot in my work so CHECK AVAILABILITY HERE. I can also CONSULT directly with your veterinarian.
Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital
N48 W14850 Lisbon Rd
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
for appointments & consults
Monday 8 am - 5 pm
Friday 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday 8 am - Noon
I, Dr. Ford, am now residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I can be reached at Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital at 262-781-5277. Services I provide include seeing pet or wild birds at the clinic, referrals and consults by arrangement with another veterinarian, and I can travel to other locations to assist with pet or wild bird projects. The staff at Brook-Falls fields my calls and will make sure you get connected to me in a timely fashion.
Get the Lead Out!!
WANNA DO SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF AND THE PLANET AT THE SAME TIME??
Switch or help a loved-one switch to lead-free fishing tackle and hunting ammunition. Folks, it is 2013-- we don't have flying cars yet but, by God, we have no business still using toxic shot. Lead fishing weights kill untold numbers of loons and other waterfowl annually. Lead bullets fragment and contaminate gut piles poisoning birds of prey and scavengers. If that's not enough, bullets turn to fine powder on impact and contaminate large amounts of meat far from the actual site of impact. Today's ammo is NOT like your grand-daddy's bullets-- they are scientifically engineered to disperse as much impact as possible for maximum killing. But don't take my word for it, check out these links which include plenty of scientific support. Also check out the links for lead-free alternatives. You owe it to yourself, your family, and the planet! Makes a great gift for everyone!!
Info on lead in fishing tackle
Sources for lead-free fishing weights
Studies on lead in shot game PLUS links to lead-free ammo sources
Loony Work in the Arctic
Snow Goose Storm -- watch it on
Non-Infectious Diseases of Raptors: Intoxicants and Neoplasms
This is a manuscript for the Association of Avian Veterinarian's Conference in Seattle in August, 2011. Because of space limitations, I couldn't fit references into the proceedings. So, here is my (Dr. Ford's) portion of the manuscript along with complete references.
Balancing Your Parrot's Lifestyle (pdf handout)
This is a handout that Dr. Ford uses for client education about behavioral problems in companion parrots.