Avian & Exotic Pet Medicine and Surgery

Dr Shelley Breadner & Dr Melanie Conard have extensive interests in treating avian, exotic and pocket pets. They have combined experience in rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats, birds, lizards, snakes, and ferrets among others. If you are curious as to whether our doctors would be able to treat your specific exotic pet, please call our office at 250-652-9700 and our receptionists will be able to answer any questions you may have. Did you know budgies, parrots and songbirds require regular veterinary attention too?! We advise yearly visits to the vet for your feathery friends. During their yearly check up we will examine your bird’s beak, nails and feathers to determine if they require any specialized attention. Some birds require more frequent examinations. Note: a bird that doesn’t groom itself correctly and exhibits a ruffled, un-kept look associated with its feathers is usually a sick bird and should be examined as soon as possible by a veterinarian. Unfortunately we are not equipped to see farm animals or horses.

  • WingClipping

    Wing Clipping

    Clipping a bird’s feathers can protect your bird and your home. Wing clipping is a nonpainful procedure that ensures the safety of your bird in its environment and keeps your…

  • ToenailTrims

    Toenail Trims

    Most birds need to have their nails trimmed regularly. However, the process can be detrimental to your bird if its nails are trimmed too short. We can take care of…

  • Sexing


    Unfortunately, relying on physical appearance is not an accurate method of determining the sex of many birds. We can reliably tell you your bird’s sex by performing a laparoscopy. This…

  • Beak Trims

    Beak Trims

    Beaks continue growing throughout birds’ lives. Although birds’ beaks usually wear evenly, some birds develop beak problems and require veterinary assistance. Trimming its beak incorrectly can cause your bird pain…