At RVC Beaumont Sainsbury Animal Hospital and vet practice, you can be reassured that you are getting exceptional avian vet expertise. Your pet bird will benefit from our team’s specialist avian vet training and extensive pet bird care experience.   

From the day you get your bird and throughout its lifetime - we can support and advise you every step of the way. We have the most experienced avian vet team in London and the South East. Dr Vicki Baldrey heads up our avian veterinary service and is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (avian subspecialty). Time is a critical factor with avian illnesses and injuries as birds’ health can deteriorate very rapidly.

Who uses our avian veterinary services?

  • Pet bird owners
  • Smallholders/chicken owners
  • Falconers
  • Bird of prey centres
  • Zoological bird owners

Are you a vet who wants to send a bird to us?
In addition to our avian vet practice services, we also offer an avian vet referral service to support other vets with more complex bird health issues.

See Exotics and Small Mammals Registration

What types of birds do our avian veterinary team care for?

  • African Grey Parrot
  • Amazon Parrots
  • Budgies
  • Caiques
  • Canaries
  • Chickens
  • Conures
  • Cockatoos
  • Cockatiels
  • Ducks
  • Finches
  • Parakeets
  • Lovebirds
  • Lories
  • Lorikeets
  • Ducks
  • Finches
  • Pionus (blue headed and Maximillian)
  • Senegal/Meyers Parrots
  • Birds of Prey

Thinking of buying a bird as a pet?

We recognise that buying a pet bird as a pet is a big decision – which is why we are on hand to give pre-purchase/ownership guidance when you are choosing your pet bird pet.

Specialist pet bird facilities  

We have a specialist avian ward area which ensures that birds are kept in a safe and suitable environment to aid their recovery individual temperature controlled avian intensive care kennels with facilities for oxygen delivery and nebulisation.

Avian pet care sheets - Please click to view/download pdf

RVC Research and publications about avian health

Approach to the bird with respiratory signs (August 2019) 

Guide to using antibiotics in pet birds (September 2020)

A comparison of the pharmacodynamic effects of intravenous ketamine-xylazine with alfaxalone in mute swans (Cygnus olor) presenting at a wildlife veterinary hospital (September 2021) 

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