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  Very experienced and compassionate vets. Reception are always friendly and helpful. I wouldn't take my parrots anywhere else. Thank you to Dr Phil and all the staff.

    thumb Mel Cooper

    5 star review  Phil & his team are the most empathic carers. I cannot thank him & his team enough. Phil has saved my girls (chooks!) on numerous occasions now - including a life saving surgery on my now 8 year old girl Bobski. I would not entrust anyone else with their care. And even though we’re in Yarraville, the hike across town is always worth it. He has spent hours with us when needed, which I trust is unusual. But moreso, he equally cares about your welfare when discussing options & treatment plans. Trust me, you cannot get better care for your feathered & furred friends. Zoë & Peter, Yarraville.

    thumb polly bloom

    5 star review  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
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