Sure some vets are good, some are better...some are awful.
Same with avian vets they just have much more additional
training to be able to call themselves avian vets. The
additional training helps them to know more about
parrots/birds - parrots are not covered much more than a
glance while they are being trained.
I live in Upstate NY where their are more cows then people
and their are still 3-4 in my area...more and More vets are
becoming avian vet certified and no, they really don't cost
that much more, if any.
If their is one close by I would personally go with a avian
vet, if their isn't their isn't and at least people are
seeking vet care. I always suggest an avian vet and as that
is the best person to see birds.
When I have heart surgery I want to see someone who
specializes in that, not just in general care. But if you
don't have one close enough you just don't.
On 11/12/06, Charlie wrote:
> I'm sure this will ruffle a few feathers, no pun intended,
> but I have to say it anyway.
> I am, quite frankly, sick of reading from those on high,
> how I should ONLY use a CERTIFIED AVIAN VET for the care
> my bird.
> For those that do not live in states such as California,
> Florida and a few other states, where CAV's are a dime a
> dozen, try to understand that some of us live in places
> where we do not have the luxury of being able to see one
> your personal "gods".
> We have to use common, everyday Avian Vets that I guess
> just didn't care enough to pursue a higher degree.
> Yet my birds are, in my opinion, cared for with the same
> degree of expertise, compassion and knowledge (possibly
> more?) as those of you who tell me that I'm only receiving
> second-rate care.
> It is a personal affront to me and others that certainly
> attempt to provide the very best that it available to us
> our areas.
> Please spare me the lecture on how I should be willing to
> drive 8 hours each way to see someone "better". Some
> things just aren't possible or realistic.
> So I am asking that you think before you dole out your
> righteous platitudes and remember that there are others
> that DO receive the same level of care as the "privileged"
> but without the title or price.