Vets who treat chickens

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Re: Vets who treat chickens

Postby chicibo » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:00 pm

Hi Ziggy, it's nice to have you with us. Unfortunately we are a New Zealand specific forum, so I wouldn't know where to look for a specialist vet in your area. The idea would possibly be to email/ring a few and see who is around.
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Re: Vets who treat chickens

Postby MrQuail » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:38 pm

Newsflash - Christine aka the only avian vet in the Wellington area, has broken her foot and is out of action for 2 months or so. I'd still recommend using her practice PetVet as they will probably phone her if they get out of their depth with an avian problem, also they have the specialised avian equipment and medicines on hand.
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Re: Vets who treat chickens

Postby 99chooks » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:17 pm

John Sweny from Waiuku Vet Centre is not a chook vet but he has the most experience and success with chooks of all the vets in Frankiln IMO.
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Re: Vets who treat chickens

Postby amethyst » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:28 pm

I took one of my girls bleeding and in pain to the rolleston vet, don't know who the lady was but she was awesome!
Gave her pain relief immediately, kept her overnight and did surgery on her first thing the next morning, then was super great about ringing and letting me know her condition, and after care instructions for when we came home.
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Re: Vets who treat chickens

Postby backyardchick » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:34 pm

MrQuail wrote:Christine aka the only avian vet in the Wellington area, has broken her foot and is out of action for 2 months or so.


Ohhhh thats sad Mr Quail (and Mrs!) she is a wonderful vet. I hope we dont have any dramas in the next 2 months then! BTW Lindy and the others are doing very well :-)
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Re: Vets who treat chickens

Postby Lindeggs » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:01 pm

amethyst wrote:I took one of my girls bleeding and in pain to the rolleston vet, don't know who the lady was but she was awesome!
Gave her pain relief immediately, kept her overnight and did surgery on her first thing the next morning, then was super great about ringing and letting me know her condition, and after care instructions for when we came home.


Amethyst, that sounds like great service from a vet! We hear so many stories about vets who don't seem to cvare about chooks that it's lovely to hear a good story!
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Re: Vets who treat chickens

Postby ChickenRanch » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:02 pm

I have been to the Lynfield vets and found them very helpful, unfortunately I had to have my chicken put down. Didn't think fast enough to say i would do it myself when I got home as I thought the vet would be horrified
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Re: Vets who treat chickens

Postby 99chooks » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:24 pm

Ziggy24 wrote:hi there. I am new to chicken keeping and was wondering if there is a list / site anywhere that lists vets and which ones deal with chickens. Thankfully I don't need a vet at the moment but should the need arise it would be good to know which vets deal with poultry etc in any particular area as I understand not all vets do. I wouldn't want to have to spend too much time ringing round to find out. I live in Berkshire, near Reading.
Hi ziggy, I think the UK Practical Poultry magazine has a list of Avain Vets in there somewhere.
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Re: Vets who treat chickens

Postby ChickyMum » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:28 am

Does anyone know of a vet who has experience with chickens/hens in the Christchurch area?
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Re: Vets who treat chickens

Postby sewren » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:00 am

ChickyMum wrote:Does anyone know of a vet who has experience with chickens/hens in the Christchurch area?


No, sorry. Luckily I never needed one. But if you find one let me know so I have a name for when I do need a vet - I'm sure it will happen one day!
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Re: Vets who treat chickens

Postby RussellBenington » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:01 pm

has anyone here tried the new vet clinic in balclutha.... Balmoral Vets???? I've only used the clutha vets, not for chickens, but thats only because the bill can go on dads crt card :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Vets who treat chickens

Postby nzkings » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:12 am

Looking for a chook friendly vet for my sister who is in Drury, anyone have one?
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Re: Vets who treat chickens

Postby nzkings » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:23 am

As I'm about to be come a chook mum, I'm looking for a chook friendly vet and was wondering if anyone has used the Animal and Bird Hospital on Ferry Road or the Veterinary Centre on Straven Road?
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Re: Vets who treat chickens

Postby nzkings » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:35 pm

Just discovered my new neighbour is vet with heaps of experience in avian veterinary! Maybe I shouldn't be so fast to move... but anyway, for those interested, she did say there is a vet in Kaiapoi who is an avian specialist, her name is Claire. So now my mind has been put at ease :)
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Re: Vets who treat chickens

Postby ChickyMum » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:22 pm

Hi nzkings - handy to have someone so close by....

Its good to know that there is an avian specialist near by in Kaiapoi
What is the name of the vet clinic please
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