If you believe you may have an avian emergency in Melbourne please CALL (03) 9808 9011 Melbourne Bird Vet and speak with the Avian nurse on duty or listen to the recorded announcement. The recording will give you information about out of hours emergency care if the clinic is closed. Do not try to contact the Bird-clinic via the internet as emails are too slow.
What to do in a bird emergency ? Bring the emergency avian patient to the Avian clinic and advise the Bird-clinic that you believe you may have an emergency.
The emergency avian patient.
The avian nurse will do a preliminary assessment and interrupt the Bird specialist vets as a matter of urgency if it is considered a bird veterinary emergency.
The avian emergency is often treated at a bird vet as follows:
The Critical bird patient birds are often placed in a heated incubator
Supplementary oxygen is made available especially if there is respiratory distress.
Fluid Therapy – like a drip – to maintain hydration and blood pressure
Medications like Avian antibiotics and pain relief drugs.
The emergency avian patient is allowed to stabilize in a quiet, dim area before further, testing and handling.
THe bird emergency may need surgery (e.g. to stop bleeding) or wounds or fractures may need urgent bandaging or splinting.
If you live at some distance from our clinic, please call your local vet for advice and instructions. Your local vet is welcome to give our clinic a call if they require information the emergency care in birds.
Our normal clinic hours are 9 am- 6 30 pm Mondays to Thursdays, 9 am – 6 pm Fridays, 9 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday and 10 am -12 noon on Sundays.