At Bird Vet Melbourne we understand the deep connections people form with birds and our avian veterinarians and avian nurses  provide caring, competent and quality avian veterinary care for our feathered patients. The bird hospital has individually heated hospital cages for each patient.  Chicken-vet   patients don’t feel left out, we love to help backyard poultry too!  At Bird Vet Melbourne you can be confident that you will be fully supported with expert avian care,  and sound avian veterinary advice relevant to the individual species of birds that you keep and that you’ll be well equipped to make the best ongoing health care and treatment decisions.  This is the oldest established bird vet clinic in Melbourne.

Opening Hours

Mon-Thurs 9am-6pm
Fri 9am-6pm
Sat 9am-12pm
Sun 10am-12pm
*Our last appointment is 30 mins prior to closing time*


128 Highbury Road,
Burwood, Victoria, 3125
Call Us: (03) 9808 9011



  • We really care about your pets
  • Each bird patient is in a heated incubator complete with toys and perches.
  • We understand birds and are able to give “our” bird patients human kindness and companionship.
  • Our bird vet clinic is fully equipped and up to date to cater for the unique requirements of avian patients.
  • The vets and nurses are all experienced in looking after all kinds avian patients
  • Our nursing staff are avian trained and able to offer advice about bird care and nutrition
  • We are open 7 days a week, sick birds also need treatments on Sundays !
  • We’re passionate about bird health and welfare.
  • All our bird vets are highly experienced and have trained internationally in Bird Medicine.
  • We have worked with the only veterinary bird specialist in Bird Medicine in Victoria.
  • We were an approved facility for training avian veterinary specialists for Australia and North America and Senior Academic Associates of the University of Melbourne.



The Vet Ruth, who cared for our two very badly injured chickens who were attacked by a fox, is absolutely amazing. Ruth ensured both our chickens were stitched up and survived. Ruth is knowledgeable, caring and everything you need when a loved pet is in pain and distress. Thank you Vet Ruth and her brilliant team.

thumb Maria Kadis
October 21, 2021

Dr. Sacks and the whole staff are simply amazing and genuinelly caring.

thumb Federica Tassini
November 17, 2020

Dr Phil, Dr Esther, Mel and all the other nurses are extraordinarily skilled and caring animal lovers. Our pooch, Skippa, survived several near death experiences & had a wonderful 14.5 years of quality life thanks to their expert care. Over the years I've seen this team care for all manner of cats, dogs, rabbits and an amazing array of feathered friends. The owners in the waiting room all agree...this is a special veterinary clinic. When we're ready we'll be back with our next furry friend.

thumb Andrea Davidson
August 25, 2021
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