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.



5 star review  Amazing care for our 9 year old chicken Artemis Fowl who was attacked by a greyhound in Jan 2020. Dr Phil performed emergency surgery to repair severe lacerations and after further surgeries and a long period of rehabilitation at home, she has returned to a happy life in our backyard. We didn’t think she would survive the dog attack, but the staff at bird vet Melbourne worked hard to ensure she would have to best chance of recovery and have a good quality of life.

thumb Alison Gehrig
October 1, 2020

5 star review  Wasn't the happiest of times yesterday as had to have my Mums budgie put down but they were AMAZING!! The team member I dealt with in relation to the paperwork, payment etc and the vet were so lovely, respectful and kind at such a sad time. Thank you to them ????

thumb Brendan Hardy
October 27, 2020

5 star review  Cannot recommend this place enough. Dr Phil and his team saved my precious chicken's life today and I am forever grateful for what they've done. Their knowledge in all birds, including chickens, is incredible. Not many vets treat chickens and I am so happy to have found a vet that not only treats chickens but also loves and respects them. Thankyou so much for saving my chookie. You guys are amazing.

thumb Angel Laghou
October 18, 2019
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