i live in major city (NYC) and there are a large number of avian diplomate vets, very fortunate BUT I have found that for after hr emergencies, there is only one hospital I have found that would even see a bird at 12 am. Ive tried to call several 24 hr emergency clinics, and was told again and again ” we dont see birds”. Even the Animal Medical Center which is a 24 hr teaching Hosp in nyc – they would see me but its a dog cat vet working. Sadly, Ive had avian emergencies just after biz hrs and had some really bad experiences w these dog cat vets; even at this prestigious teaching hospital. This requires your average bird owner to have to prep for emergencies and be as knowlegable as possible. Any more advice? i feel very badly for bird owners in areas with no avian vets.