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


My affiliation with Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital and Exotic Care ends on September 17th, 2016. I'm still working out where I'll be available to see pet birds after that (I have a sizable non-compete zone for the next couple of years). I'll sorely miss all of my clients, whom I think of as friends, and their feathered friends. There will still be veterinarians there that are fully capable of seeing your pet birds.


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 Bear in mind that sometimes information can get a little out of date if a clinician moves, retires, etc.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!

VIN Pet Care Library
Look up care tips and more on a variety of pet species.

Wings of Compassion
A beautiful website dedicated specifically to those who are grieving the loss of their feathered companions.


Pet Bird Clubs, Sanctuaries, Shelters, and Rescue Groups


Alaska Bird Club: In Anchorage, Alaska

Olympic Bird Fanciers: Located in Kitsap County, Washington

Gabriel Foundation: A national parrot rescue organization based in Denver, Colorado