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.



Most reliable and helpful. We have two cockatiels, and one of them is an albino. This makes her condition different and delicate compared to other birds. Dr. Phil is very patient and has immense knowledge. We had terrible mis diagnosis and treatments from other vets. The experience here has been a life saviour. Thank you 😊

thumb Shripad Kulkarni
December 24, 2021

After trying other Avian Vets, I highly recommend Bird Vet Melbourne. Our little Quaker, Blue, was treated for worms and had her droppings tested during the same consultation. We got a mix of advice from the other vets, but Dr. Ruth helped explain everything which put me at ease knowing our lil feathered friend was in good hands. It was an hour long drive to get there, but i'd do it again in a heart beat!

thumb Andrew Gray
May 25, 2020

Dr Phil Sacks conducted a general check-up on our 1.5 year old flightless rescue lorikeet, Boo. Phil recommended we conduct a blood test to determine if Boo has had or currently has beak & feather disease. As Boo had never been handled by a stranger, we were apprehensive as to how the bird would respond. However, due to Phil’s care and professionalism, Boo’s consultation went off without a hitch!

thumb Shirley Hu
May 28, 2020
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