All Creatures Animal Hospital was founded in 2003 by Dr. Lynn Holladay. Her practice includes small animals including dogs, cats, pocket pets, birds, and reptiles and most other things that can make it through the door. One of her specialties is Avian Medicine and she has been an active member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians since 1995.
Dr. Holladay is also recommended by the House Rabbit Society and is active with multiple rescue groups. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. She is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and former president of the Veterinarian Society of Collier County.
Birds are one of our specialties! We understand that it's tough to find a veterinarian that is familiar with Avian Veterinary Medicine and we're here to fulfill that need. You will find us listed with the Association of Avian Veterinarians. We do avian well and sick care, aviary house calls, along with full intensive care for birds, surgery and avian boarding. Come see us for all of your bird veterinary needs.
Most people don't realize when their bird is sick untill it is too late if they don't take their feathered friend to the veterinarian regularly. There are many vets that will see your bird but are not qualified to treat them. Make sure you go to an avian veterinarian listed with the Association of Avian Veterinarians.
When to see your Veterinarian
The first thing you should do when you get a new bird is set up a visit with your avian veterinarian. This can both establish if your new bird is healthy, if there are any health issues you should expect in the future as well as any dietary advice. The other reason you would want to do this is to establish a relationship with an avian veterinarian so that when your bird is sick you don't have to rush around trying to find someone that is qualified to care for your bird.
Many people are unsure how often they should bring their bird to a vet and the answer is at least once a year for a well checkup. Birds instinctively hide all signs of illness so if you don't notice that your bird is ill it can be too late. Routine exams will help to catch disease and illness early.
Birds can live very long lives but when they become ill they need medical attention fast. Having a good relationship with your vet can one day save your birds life. Establishing a relationship with an avian veterinarian will ensure your pet leads a long happy, and healthy life. Take charge by fullfilling your birds needs by keeping him in
Things to Avoid with your Bird
Some of the items below may seem like a surprise to some but just because they are sold at a pet store does not mean they are good for your bird.
- Sandpaper-covered perches
- Cigarette smoke, insecticides and toxic fumes
- Mite boxes or mite sprays
- Easy to take apart toys
- Access to toxic houseplants, ceiling fans, cats, dogs, and small children
- Access to cedar, redwood, or pressure-treated pine chips as cage bed
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