Kitty Remington, DVM

Kitty Remington, DVM was granted Diplomate status in the avian specialty by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners from 2001-2010…

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Ten Tips for Evaluating Chicks in the Exam Room

When approaching a baby bird for physical examination, keep the following facts in mind:

First, this may be your patient’s first veterinary visit. Set the stage for a positive veterinary relationship. Puppies and kittens are obviously juveniles, but a fully-fledged baby bird can look a lot like the adult bird to the uninitiated. Nevertheless this fully feathered creature is a baby and should be approached as such. Strive to create a benevolent, protective atmosphere, and never…