First, try to plan ahead and call during regular business hours if there is a problem with your bird. Don't wait to see how it will do, and then end up calling at midnight about a problem you have been watching for two days. Next, consult our page on emergencies to see what first aid measures you can do at home. Dr. Burge is available for some after hours emergencies as she lives in the house attached to the clinic, but of course she is not here every minute. If she is not in, be sure to leave us a message about your bird so that we can call you in the morning to see if there is anything further we can do to help. There are five local emergency hospitals with variable coverage of bird emergencies depending on what doctor is on duty. Two you can try to contact are:
Mission Med Vet (913) 722-5566
5501 Johnson Dr., Mission, KS
located on the southwest corner of Johnson Dr and Nall
Animal Emergency Clinic (816) 554-4990
3495 NE Ralph Powell Rd., Lee's Summit, MO
located off I-470 and Woods Chapel, across from the golf course
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Updated On: 5/13/2009
Frequently Asked Questions
Burge Bird Services
Julie Burge, DVM
13833 S. 71 Hwy
Grandview, MO 64030
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