Birch Heath Veterinary Practice - Avian - Parrots and Cage Birds Listing ID: 3618

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Listing Began: Monday, September 21, 2015




Birch Heath Veterinary Clinic is a companion animal, avian and reptile surgery based in the village of Tarporley, near Chester. Our friendly team of veterinary surgeons,veterinary nurses and receptionists welcomes all pets - we aim to ensure animals and their owners feel comfortable from the moment they walk through the door.

We are recognised as one of the best equipped surgeries in the country for treating raptors, parrots, cage & aviary birds, waterfowl, reptiles, rabbits, tortoises, exotic small mammals, zoo and wildlife. Our veterinary surgeons have an international reputation, and have lectured extensively both in the UK and worldwide. Uniquely the practice has outdoor mews for the hospitalisation of raptors and ventilated purpose built parrot wards. Birch Heath has the facilities to hospitalise any small animal, reptile, avian or exotic mammal. And of course - Birch Heath have some rather lovely staff pets!

Michael Stanford bred parrots for many years and in his youth worked at Northern Parrots in Ramsbottom. His experience with cage and aviary birds particularly parrots is extensive.



Parrot & Raptor work was the driving force for Michael to develop the exotic side of the practice and in particular create an on site exotic laboratory as he realised immediate, meaningful pathology results were vital if he was to have success treating these birds. He developed the first dedicated parrot ward with positive pressure ventilation to prevent cross infection of diseases.

Michael work with Grey parrots at Beck's Bird Barn is internationally known and confirmed that parrots are healthier maintained on a formulated diet rather than traditional seed mixes. He also produced the seminal work demonstrating the requirement for UV-b radiation in this species for which he was awarded the prestigious William Hunting Award by the British Veterinary Association. Practice staff have contributed to numerous chapters in veterinary text books relating to cage and aviary birds including the BSAVA manuals.

We are able to advice both the individual pet owner, pet shops and breeders with confidence.

If you want to make an appointment or arrange a referral please contact us on 01829-733777

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