Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Conures

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2019, 01:17 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2018
Thanks: 2
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
CrystalFeather04 is on a distinguished road
What to expect of a new vet?

Sponsored Links
Hi, although I have had parrots for a long time. I have just switched vets as mine moved away. What should I expect of a new vet? Is there anything to look out for to make sure the vet will be a good vet like my last one? I would just keep my old vet, but she moved 3 hours away. She was an amazing vet, and I am really sad that she moved. She took care of my fids really well, and was always so nice to them. She was a really good vet. My Sun conure is needed to go to the vet to get all checked. As my sun is my newest flock member and I like to go ahead and get all that needs to be done, done.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to CrystalFeather04 For This Useful Post:
SailBoat  (01-06-2019), Scott  (01-06-2019)
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2019, 04:08 AM
Senior Member
Parrots:
Sunny a female B&G macaw; Japie (m) & Appie (f), both are congo african grey; All are rescues- had to leave their previous homes for 'reasons', are still in contact with them :)
Join Date: May 2018
Location: NL= the Netherlands, Europe
Thanks: 2,796
Thanked 5,803 Times in 2,107 Posts
ChristaNL is on a distinguished road
Re: What to expect of a new vet?

You are at least one huge step ahead in this game: you already know what a good CAV looks like - how your birds should be treated etc..
(This may sound lame, but if you've never seen a CAV up close it is a lot harder to figure out if (s)he is competent or just bluffing.)
Just keep your old vet as a back-up?

If you ever need a second opinion, you have a trusted friend/doc. right there.


They all have different styles-

I have 3 of them floating around, and while I prefer the way one deals with parrots, the other one is bettter in dealing with the human-side.
So sometimes - if you have behaviour-issues that are in the field of parrot-human interaction it sometimes this makes a big difference -> they know this and if the other party is free (or may be interested) they will 'pop down the hall' and try and get their collegue in as well, but if it is just 'scrapes and bruises' or 'regular check-up' they will fly solo.


Just meet the new CAV, sniff each other out and I think you will know.
(And yes disliking that person just because (s)he is not what you are used to is allright - when it comes to changing doctors.. nobody really likes changes, but if the new one seems competent enough - you make it work )
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to ChristaNL For This Useful Post:
CrystalFeather04 (01-06-2019), SailBoat  (01-06-2019), Scott  (01-06-2019)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2019, 01:57 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2018
Thanks: 2
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
CrystalFeather04 is on a distinguished road
Re: What to expect of a new vet?

Thank you for the reply. I hope this vet is good. From over the phone they sound really decent. I called her(the new vet) and she set up an appointment. I asked her a few questions like if she was a new vet, or if she has done it for a while and just moved? I also asked if she was also educated in Exotics. My old vet, she was not just an Avian vet, she was an exotic vet. But she did a lot more with avian species. She had a few birds of her own. She had a lovely Scarlet macaw, and two Beautiful Cockatoos. I think those were all the birds, or that’s the only ones she talked about. So I ask the new vet if she had any birds. To my surprise, she did! She has a Blue and gold macaw. But she is also educated is both avian and exotics. But her office is for avian species? I thought if you were also an exotic vet that it would have to be both? But I am pretty happy that she is an avian vet. Unfortunately for me, that means I also have to find a new vet for my exotic pets. Like my reptiles. I am sure I will find one. But unlike my birds, they don’t necessarily need to go and have check ups all the time. Even though I prefer them to. So wish me luck in finding a new exotic vet!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to CrystalFeather04 For This Useful Post:
Scott  (01-06-2019)
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2019, 02:20 PM
Senior Member
Parrots:
Sunny a female B&G macaw; Japie (m) & Appie (f), both are congo african grey; All are rescues- had to leave their previous homes for 'reasons', are still in contact with them :)
Join Date: May 2018
Location: NL= the Netherlands, Europe
Thanks: 2,796
Thanked 5,803 Times in 2,107 Posts
ChristaNL is on a distinguished road
Re: What to expect of a new vet?

*keeping fingers crossed*

Not sure where you live, but EllenD might know a few exotic vets that are worth their salt. LOL sometimes I think she knows every vet for any type of animal.

But maybe your new CAV will take on your other animals as well?
If she takes over the practice from your old vet it kind of makes sense she takes over the patients as well...
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ChristaNL For This Useful Post:
Scott  (01-06-2019)
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2019, 03:08 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2018
Thanks: 2
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
CrystalFeather04 is on a distinguished road
Re: What to expect of a new vet?

Quote: Originally Posted by ChristaNL View Post
*keeping fingers crossed*

Not sure where you live, but EllenD might know a few exotic vets that are worth their salt. LOL sometimes I think she knows every vet for any type of animal.

But maybe your new CAV will take on your other animals as well?
If she takes over the practice from your old vet it kind of makes sense she takes over the patients as well...
Yeah, Iíll have to ask her about it. I bet she would!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to CrystalFeather04 For This Useful Post:
Scott  (01-06-2019)
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-06-2019, 03:26 PM
Scott's Avatar
Super Moderator
Parrots:
Goffins: Gabby, Abby, Squeaky, Peanut, Popcorn / Citron: Alice / Eclectus: Angel /Timneh Grey: ET / Blue Fronted Amazon: Gonzo / RIP Gandalf and Big Bird, you are missed.
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Diego, California USA, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Thanks: 59,205
Thanked 30,075 Times in 11,149 Posts
Scott is on a distinguished road
Re: What to expect of a new vet?

I understand your frustration, an excellent avian vet is difficult to replace. Have you asked the outgoing vet for a local recommendation? She will likely be aware of peers, reputations, and hopefully render good advice.

Not all "exotic" vets have relevant avian experience and equipment, so finding a certified avian or equivalent is critical. Depending on your locale, you may find a few or none within reasonable distance. I am also aware some truly excellent vets forego formal ongoing certification for reasons of cost and paperwork. So word of mouth and public review sources such as Yelp and local networks are helpful.

On a personal basis, evaluating the vet's educational accomplishments, "bedside manner," and onsite equipment is important. A nearby 24/7 clinic has "bird hospital" as suffix to name, but little dedicated equipment and no CAVs on permanent staff. I especially appreciate my current vet's willingness to accomplish procedures in the exam room while explaining in great detail. (brings in equipment as needed, complex procedures of course in the non-public section)
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Scott For This Useful Post:
CrystalFeather04 (01-06-2019)
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Conures
Remove Ads

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What to expect Omar81 Congo & Timneh Greys 30 02-15-2018 12:04 PM
Didn't expect that..... LoveMyConlan Macaws 5 03-16-2017 06:38 PM
What can I expect from this 12 yr old Gallah? sarai7 Cockatoos 11 05-06-2016 12:26 AM
What to expect during a molt? Jayyj Questions and Answers 4 06-29-2013 09:32 PM
Expect the unexpected ... TexDot33 Off Topic 9 10-07-2009 02:52 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.