Experienced dog vet, cat vet and bird vet in Burwood, Melbourne. Veterinarians with post graduate degrees in dog and cat medicine, dentistry and surgery. Personal service open 7 days. Bird vet specialist veterinary clinic in operation. Bird products available. Premium dog food and cat food available. Deworming, heartworm prevention and flea products available. Dr Pat Macwhirter and Dr Phil Sacks and Associates.
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There are chicken vets! More of us are keeping chickens in the backyard and for me, they are pets with benefits. When they get sick you don't have many options as many vets don't deal with chickens. Dr Phil treats your old chook as if they are a valued member of the family. This morning I took my chicken, very poorly and he was able to remove an egg from her uterus without surgery. Egg bound is not necessarily a death sentence. Florence may not recover but I'm happy I've given her the best possible chance.
I would highly recommend this practice to bird owners. The standard of service offered is very high. The staff are friendly, compassionate and professional. Treatments performed are gold standard, all vets have undertaken extra training in bird medicine and the clinic has all the extra things required for treating birds that very few other clinics would have. The clinic also takes on many welfare cases, including a chicken with two broken legs that was being rehabilitated in a custom-made wheelchair after surgery.
A big THANK YOU to Dr. PHIL Sacks and staff that saved the life of a very much loved cockatiel by removing a huge chunk of obstructing fibres in the crop due to fibrous perches and toys inside this birds enclosure.I asked Dr PHIL why these products are still on our shelves when clearly they can do so much harm to our beloved companions? His reply: Why do we buy chocolate when it is so bad for our teeth? Why do people not exercise when it is so good for our health ?.....Anyway , I got the message. So, this is my plead to all those bird lovers out there: Please , keep away from perches , toys etc that contain fibres that potentially could harm the bird.Not only was this life saving procedure costly ( so worthy , though ) but it is so tragic to see an animal suffer ! If it was not for this wonderful Hospital that cockatiel would possibly not be alive today. Thank you so much again,Dr. PHIL Sacks
My time at the Burwood Bird and Animals hospital as veterinary student proved to be an exceptional learning experience. It was great to see Dr Phil and Dr Michelle prodivde such excellent care to their patients and I am so appreciative for the time they took to share their knowledge with me. It was evident that all staff members at the clinic take great pride in their work and the genuine care towards all their patients and their owners was truly admirable. Thank-you to both the veterinarians and nurses for taking the time to provide me with such a great experience.
As a student I am so grateful to have the chance to spend time learning about behind the scenes at the hospital. Dr. Phil and Dr. Michelle are exceptional veterinarians, they are honest, caring people that are extremely understanding with both pet owners and patients. Both the doctors and veterinary nurses at the hospital are always attentive with their patients and have a clear love for all animal species. My time there was an invaluable experience being around such good people, it was really heart-warming to see and I highly recommend them to anyone.