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| || |Hello, I have just moved to Switzerland, Lausanne with my cockatoo (among other things) -who is not well at the moment, and need to see a vet. The problem is that I cant speak french, and it is a bit difficult to know who to contact. Do you know any vets that know much about birds? I think most vets in this area know much about cats and dogs, but perhaps not birds. I would be grateful if someone know a good vet that has knowledge about birds. Thank you, Cecilie | |
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Hi Cecilie, first question, where did you move from? When did you arrive? Was your bird inspected by a vet when you arrived? Is she just out of sorts from travel? We have a cockatoo, and we brought her home with us from Japan. She was a rescue and we have been through a lot with her so I know quite a bit about parrots. We live in the Baden area and the avian vet I know of, and I consulted with from Japan, is Dr. Peter Sandmeier. His English is fluent. Here is the website and contact details: www.kleintierpraxis.ch
You can send an e-mail or call.
The Association of Avian Vets http://www.aav.org/
lists only 6 members in Switzerland, none in the Lausanne area. Dr. Sandmeier is on this list.
The European Association of Avian vets http://www.eaav.org/
does not have a membership list that is open to view. You could write to them and ask if they have a member in Lausanne.
Lastly, here is a website where you can look up a veterinarian in Switzerland. http://www.vet-look.ch/
If you click on your Kanton on the map, the list of all veterinarians will appear. There are 10 in Lausanne. There must be someone who speaks English. Doctors who treat small animals may also see birds, and there might be someone who has a good knowledge of parrots. You are going to have to call.
Please feel free to send me a private mail and I can try and be of further assistance. As you probably know, birds try to cover up their illnesses and once there are obvious symptoms, (I don't know what these are) you really need to get to a vet quickly.