Downed Baby Birds and Avian Patients: Who Does That?

Downed Baby Birds and Avian Patients: Georgia

For Pet’s Sake
– 3761 North Druid Hills Road Decatur, GA 30033 – 404-248-8977


On Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 10:35 AM Dr. Erik Johnson < <>> wrote:
> Hello there > Two things, please. > If a client finds a baby bird on the ground and wants a husbandry > consultation, or to find a place to take it, should they call your office? > Or, more directly: *What’s your policy on ‘downed baby bird’ calls? *Would > you like me to point folks at you? ? > Second: > I don’t treat birds. So I refer, and I’m wondering if that’s something I > can send you? > If so, is there a resource that a customer could look at that sort of > brings you into focus and gives a “general idea” what a referral to your > avian docs might run? > > Erik Johnson DVM > >


Hello Dr Johnson,
Thank you for your email. We are happy to accept most wildlife. We do not charge for this service. They relinquish custody to us and do not get the animal back.
We stabilize the animals and then send them to a rehabilitator.
You are welcome to send us your avian referrals. I will send you some cards to have on hand for your clients who might own exotic pets. Thanks!!
Have a great day,

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.