519 S 68th St
Milwaukee, WI 53214


Pet Birds




If you are in the Milwaukee, WI area and need after-hours care for a bird, please contact one of these two emergency clinics:


Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals (MECA)
3670 South 108th Street
Greenfield, Wisconsin 53228

: 414-543-PETS

Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists, Glenwood
2100 W. Silver Spring Drive
Glendale, WI  53209

Phone: 414-540-6710


Pet Bird Appointments with Dr. Ford

I hold wellness clinics at Center for Animal Rehabilitation and Education, every third Saturday of most months. If you are interested in an appointment or further information, call CARE at (262) 875-4115.


Finding an Avian Veterinarian


There are two excellent search tools available to you. Bear in mind that sometimes information can get a little out of date if a clinician moves, retires, etc. So be sure to call and make an appointment before showing up!

Member search for the Association of Avian Veterinarians (an international association for avian-interested veterinarians)

Search for Board-Certified Avian Veterinarians at the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners


Pet Bird Resources


Balancing Your Parrot's Lifestyle (pdf handout)
This is a handout that Dr. Ford uses for client education about behavioral problems in companion parrots. This handout was recently updated so get the most current copy now! (Updated 9/23/2009).

Parrot Enrichment
Kris Porter has launched a website called Parrot Enrichment with videos and helpful online books on foraging and training for captive parrots. If you are dealing with behavioral challenges in your birds or just want to learn more about what you can do to enrich your bird's lives, click on over and be encouraged!