Recommended Raptor Veterinarians

Raptor medicine is a speciality that few veterinarians have experience with or knowledge of. The below are all highly recommended as experts in the diagnosis and treatment of raptors.

Southeastern Raptor Center at the University of Auburn
1350 Raptor Road
Auburn University, AL 36849-5524
(334) 844-6025
Notes: Sick or Injured birds of prey.

Dr Todd Palmatier
1921 W. Dimond Blvd, Suite 108
Creekside Village Mall
Anchorage, AK 99515
(907) 522-1006
Notes: Extensive experience with fractures.

Linda and Dr. Joseph Chalk
San Bernardino County Raptor Rehab Center
(909) 887-8267
Notes: Linda is a raptor rehabilitator.

Dr Victoria (Vicky) Joseph
California Bird of Prey Foundation and Bird & Pet Clinic of Roseville
3985 Foothills Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95747
(916) 773-6049
Notes: Vickie Joseph is a board-certified vet in CA. Her husband is a master falconer and together they run the California Foundation for Birds of Prey. Vickie also consults for IDEXX.

Dr Steven Klause
311 N Santa Anita Ave
Arcadia, CA 91066
(626) 447-2244

Dr Atilla Molnar
All Animals Medical Center
23815 Ventura Boulevard
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 591-2773

Dr Stephanie Rosenaur
Palm Plaza Pet Hospital
2501 E. Palmdale BLVD, STE D
Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 272-4551

Dr Scott Weldy
Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital
21771 Lake Forest Dr. Ste 111
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Dr Jolynn Chappell and Dr J. David Remple
3904 West Eisenhower Blvd.
Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 635-1850
Notes: Dr Remple spent extensive time in the UAE treating the desert falcons. He has extensive experience with injuries and disease of all kinds, and particularly bumblefoot. Dr Remple is also a falconer.

Drs. Matthew Demey, Jeffrey Mullen and Michael Ley
Seven Hills Veterinary Center
18511 E Hampden Ave #112
Aurora, CO 80013
(303) 699-1600

Dr Greg Hayes
Arapahoe Animal Hospital
5585 Arapahoe St.
Boulder, Colorado
(303) 442-7033
Notes: Dr Hayes is also a falconer.

Dr Jerry LaBonde
Homestead Animal Hospital and Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital
6900 S. Holly Circle
Centennial, CO 80112
(303) 771-7350 or (303) 290-8233

Birds Of Prey Foundation
2290 S. 104th St
Broomfield, CO 80020
(303) 460-0674

Dr Bran Ritchie
University of Georgia Vet School
(706) 542-6316

The Peregrine Fund
5668 West Flying Hawk Lane
Boise, Idaho 83709
United States of America
(208) 362-3716

Dr Mark Mitchell
University of Illinois
1008 W. Hazelwood Drive
Small Animal Clinic
M/C 004
Urbana, IL 61802
Notes: Particularly an expert with bumblefoot.

Dr James Carpenter
Professor, zoological medicine - Kansas State University
(785) 532-4260

Dr Mike Melloy and Dr Ray Hudgell
Petroglyph Animal Hospital
6633 Caminito Coors NW
Albuquerque NM, 87120
(505) 898-8874
Notes: Two excellent vets, both falconers. They are both great surgeons and have repaired many broken bones, and fixed bumblefoot etc

Dr Jill Nezworski
Blue House Veterinary & Laboratory
145 W. Yellowstone Trail
Buffalo Lake, MN 55314

Dr Pat Redig
University of Minnesota Raptor Center
(612) 624-4969
Notes: Extensive research into many raptor diseases, particularly asper

University of Minnesota Raptor Center

Betsy Finch
Raptor Recovery Nebraska
P.O Box 222
Eagle, NE 68347
(402) 994-2009
Notes: Ms. Finch is one of the most experienced raptor rehabilitators in the entire country, and is THE contact for injured raptors for the state of Nebraska, as well as the border areas of eastern Colorado and Wyoming.

New Jersey
Dr James Boutette
Animal and Bird Health Care Center
1785 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(856) 751-2122

New York
Dr Ellen Leonhardt
Animal General of East Norwich
6320 Route 25A
East Norwich, NY 11732
(516) 624-7500

North Carolina
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 875-6521

Dr Don Burton
Animal Care Unlimited
2665 Billingsley Road
Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 766-2317

Dr. Jeff Cooney
Bend Veterinary Clinic
360 NE Quimby Avenue
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 382-0741
(541) 385-9110

Dr Marli Lintner
Avian Medical Ctr
15952 Quarry Rd
Lake Oswego, OR
(503) 635-5672

Dr Melissa Hill and John Karger
Last Chance Forever
P.O. Box 460993
San Antonio, TX 78246-0993
(210) 499-4080
Notes: Eagle falconers and rehabilitators

Dr Melissa Hill
Kirby Animal Hospital
4623 Binz Engleman Rd
San Antonio, TX
(210) 661-6717

Dr Mike Hooper
Associate Professor of Environmental Toxicology
The Institute of Environmental and Human Health
Texas Tech University, Box 41163
Lubbock, TX 79409-1163 USA
(806) 885-0229
Notes: Specialist in lead and heavy metal poisonings

Dr Greg Moore
200 W. State Highway 114
Southlake, TX 76092
(817) 481-2014

Dr Scott Ford, DVM
Avian Specialty Veterinary Services of Alaska
13861 Hillcrest St NW
Poulsbo, Washington 98370
(360) 271-7000

Dr Bridget Furgeson
Animal Health Care Center
504 Renton Center Way Sw
Renton, WA 98057
Animal Health Care of Kent
22815 68th Ave. S.
Kent, WA 98032
(425) 203-9000

Dr Bennett Gregg DVM
Tumwater Veterinary Hospital
1716 Lake Park Dr Sw
Tumwater, WA 98512-6920
(360) 754-6008

Dr Renee Grey
Lake Stevens Animal Hospital
303 91st Ave NE, STE A106
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
(425) 377-8620

Dr Cathy Johnson-Delaney & Dr Elizabeth Kamaka
Eastside Avian & Exotic Animal Medical Center
12930 NE 125th Way
Kirkland, WA 98034
(888) 821-6165
Notes: They only see birds and exotics (no dogs and cats). Also home to the Washington Ferret Rescue & Shelter. Board Certified in Avian Practice

Dr Darrell Kraft
Kraft Mobile Veterinary ServiceMobile
P.O. Box 465
Snohomish, WA 98291
(425) 482-6345
(800) 838-1344
Notes: Dr Kraft has a mobile practice and makes home visits.

Dr Adolph Maas
Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital
The Center for Bird and Exotic Animal Medicine
11401 NE 195th St.
Bothell, WA 98011
(425) 486-9000

Dr Kim Nicolas
Cedar River Animal Hospital
4501 NE 4th St, STE B
Renton, WA
(425) 226-9773

Dr Tom Ray
Animal Hospital of Mount Vernon
1310 N Laventure Rd
Mt Vernon, WA 98273
Notes: Falconer and veterinarian

Dr Douglas Yearout
All Animal and Bird Hospital
9004 Vernon Rd
Lake Stevens, Washington, 98258
(425) 334-8171
Notes: Holistic medicine.

Dr Neil Forbes
Great Western Exotic Vets
Unit 10 Berkshire House,
County Park,
Shrivenham Road, Swindon SN1 2NR UK
Tel: 01793 603 800

More resources
General list of avian vets, many of whom have never treated a raptor, but who know avian medicine

Wildlife rehabilitators

Association of Avian Veterinarians

Veterinary Information Network


More list of vets

Although not perfect for raptors, the Exotic Animal Formulary for Dosages should be consulted for dosage information

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