Avian Veterinarians

abvp logo"Certified Avian Veterinarians" are veterinarians certified as Avian Specialist by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Certified veterinarians have a specialty certification similar to a surgeon or cardiologist. This certification requires five years of specialty practice and achieving specific levels of competence in avian medicine, and successful completion of the avian board exam.

Many avian veterinarians are not board certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. This certification only recently became available and in 2003 and there are still only a little more than 100 worldwide. At the time certification became available there were many highly qualified avian veterinarians already established. Those individuals, whose practices were already established, did not need to become board certified to attract clients. In many cases, these older, established veterinarians can be significantly more qualified than the newer graduates.


On this web page there are two ways to find a Certified Vet. In the search area choose "Avian" under "Practice Category" and in the "State" you can choose your state. You may also choose "ANY" at the top of the list and this will give you the entire world. You can then look through the list to see if there is one in your country.

Dr. Oglesbee
(Certified Avian Veterinarian - Central Ohio)

dr oglesbee

5230 Renner Road
Columbus, Ohio 43228
Phone: (614) 870-0480

Dr. Oglesbee's PRIVATE PRACTICE is an exclusive avian and exotic pet practice providing state of the art medical and surgical care for pet birds of all sizes.