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.



Dr Philip Sacks operated on my beautiful girl last year in June 2020. She is not a bird, in fact a big dog. He was so considerate and kind to us both. Such a wonderful feeling knowing you have someone trustworthy and great at what they do; taking care of a being, that means the world to you. Thank God we were referred to him. Highly recommend.

thumb Dimitra S
March 11, 2021

Excellent vet. Genuinely amazing care, puts the animals first and I am never in any doubt as to Dr Sacks' dedication and knowledge. The nursing staff also go above and beyond. I've been going to this vet for 7 years and have only the strongest recommendations for their work and service for my many birds.

thumb S. w.
March 27, 2020

I've taken a number of chickens to the Bird Vet in Burwood but most recently I brought in my ex battery hen that i had adopted who was presenting with a number of issues. It was clear to me that Phil and his team really care about the welfare of their patients and pulled out all the stops to help me save our sweet chookie, who is now doing much better. Their knowledge of chickens is something that can only be gained over many years of experience and for that we are very grateful.

thumb Emily Muir
June 15, 2020
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