INDOT will be doing resurfacing near our facility from Monday, June 10th through late August but we are remaining open. Learn more here.

Exotic Avian Veterinary Care


We see exotic birds!

Birds need veterinary care too!  These unique pets often have specific requirements for husbandry and nutrition, which if not provided correctly could lead to illness and disease.  In addition, our pet birds tend to mask and hide signs of illness better than dogs or cats, which means they’re often more sick when their owners notice they have a problem.   It is critical to take your exotic pet to a veterinarian that has the experience, the resources and knowledge beyond dog and cat medicine to treat these pets.

We examine and treat a wide range of birds kept as pets, such as:







Waterfowl (ex. Ducks)



Wildlife**- Raptors (Eagles, Hawks, Owls), song birds, shorebirds and waterfowl

*Please note these birds need to be safely brought into the clinic by their owners and contained in a way that they cannot injure themselves on laminate floors or escape.  Our staff is not able to assist in loading or unloading these pets.

**Arbor View works under a wildlife rehabber federal permit.  It is illegal to keep any local wildlife native to Indiana without a rehabber license or a permit from the DNR.  To help us focus our resources on injured Wildlife we ask that you bring any healthy orphaned wildlife directly to Humane Indiana Wildlife.

Specialized Avian Treatment

Our veterinarians have an extensive knowledge base and background when it comes to the care and treatment of birds.  We also have veterinarians who are members of: 

Association of Avian Veterinarians

Memberships like this keep our veterinarians on the cutting edge of new procedures and treatments for our bird patients. 

Our Facilities

Arbor View has a dedicated exotic patient hospital ward and specialized equipment needed to appropriately work with these patients.  Should your pet require hospitalization or surgery we have specific enclosures to provide supplemental heat, humidity, and oxygen, we can keep prey and predator species separate, and we also isolate our exotic species away from our dog and cat patients, which is important to reduce stress on an already stressed patient.  Arbor View also has many medications, vitamins and food supplements specifically used in exotic pets available at our clinic to ensure we have what your pet needs when they become ill.   

Our practice does offer telemedicine consultation for medical and husbandry purposes for all our patients. For more information about our telemedicine consult appointments click here

How to prepare for your appointment:

1. Make sure you bring your bird in an easily transportable container, carrier, or crate to protect them from injury or escape.  If you’re unsure of the best way to bring your pet to our hospital safely, please call or text us, and we would be happy to help you!

2. Make sure you fill out our husbandry questionnaire prior to your appointment.  This questionnaire is typically texted to the primary number we have on file prior to your visit.  This completed form will help your veterinarian review your pet’s husbandry prior to their appointment and possibly determine an underlying cause for your pet’s medical condition based on their home care and environment.

For more specific husbandry information:

Bird Resources

Caring medicine for all animals.

If you live in Valparaiso or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Arbor View Hospital Team is a licensed IN veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.


244 West U.S. Highway 6
Valparaiso, IN 46385
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Monday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Contact Info

Phone: (219) 762-7267
Fax: (219) 763-9425

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