Birds tend to live longer, healthier lives when they receive regular veterinary care. Dr Lipanovich can provide nutritional counseling, health assessments, grooming assistance, sexing, fecal parasite testing, medical and surgical services, and annual physicals.
Dr Lipanovich can also provide consultation on general care, disease prevention, safety, appropriate housing and toys, and breeding.
Dr Lipanovich recommends that you bring your bird in for an initial checkup, then stop by once a year to ensure that he or she remains healthy and isn’t hiding signs of illness. Some birds require more frequent visits. During the exam, she will check your bird’s beak, nails, and feathers to determine if they require any specialized attention. Regular exams can help catch diseases and problems early, when they tend to be easier and less expensive to treat. A bird that doesn’t groom itself correctly, appears ruffled, or has unkempt or missing feathers is probably sick. Other signs that your bird might not be well include changes in eating or sleeping habits, difficulty breathing, and abnormal droppings. Birds are good at hiding signs of illness, so if you notice that your bird is acting unusual or if something just doesn’t seem right, call us as soon as possible.
Dr Lipanovich has over ten years of experience treating birds, including some very rare species. She was the Staff Veterinarian at Dickerson Park Zoo, following a two year residency at the Denver Zoo.
Dr Lipanovich is a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV):