Dr. Ford Authors New Chapter on Wild Bird Flight Conditioning

Medical Management of Wildlife Species is a new book wherein Dr. Ford has written a chapter on pre-release conditioning of wild birds.

Neil Rettig’s ‘Bird of Prey’ Stirs Action for Rare Philippine Eagles

Neil Rettig’s ‘Bird of Prey’ is a movie that will inspire you to hope and stir you to action. We all have a part we can play in saving the rarest of raptors: the Philippine eagle. These are my personal impressions from the movie, please read, share, & act

Raptor Gastroenterology

By Dr. Scott Ford Citation: Ford S. Raptor Gastroenterology. J Exotic Pet Med, 19:2 (April), 2010: pp 140-150. Abstract: Birds of prey have developed talons, a hooked beak, and a tongue and oral cavity replete with pronounced hooks and papillae for prehending large boluses of food. The size of the proventriculus in relation to the […]

2003 Raptor Care Manual

A self-published medical manual for care of birds of prey.

An Interesting Owl Case

This week’s unique case involves a great horned owl with a chronic wing fracture, rescued by Pine View.

80 Trackers Implanted in Mallards in the Dakotas

It was a long trip but it’s successfully completed! After six weeks of traveling around the Dakotas following teams of biologists and technicians, we were able to implant trackers in 62 ducks. An additional 18 were implanted by a veterinarian I trained. The study’s primary investigator, Cynthia Anchor, is a graduate student at South Dakota […]

Raptor Research Foundation Publications

Check out Raptor Research Foundation’s techniques manual and other materials helpful for those working with birds of prey.

Tracking Young Mallards in the Dakotas

Young mallards are being tracked to better determine their unique habitat needs and pressures.

Hawk: Surgery Completed

By Dr. Scott Ford The Dakota Zoo didn’t have a veterinarian available to do the orthopedic surgery that the hawk needed so they brought him back to me. Fortunately we had to change sites yesterday so it actually put us closer to them anyway, so it worked out well. I did the surgery this afternoon […]

Hawk Update

By Dr. Scott Ford I have great news about the hawk that we rescued yesterday. North Dakota Game & Fish was very helpful in hooking me up with the Dakota Zoo in Bismarck. Also, because I don’t have local transportation and I need to stay close to the site of our primary field work, they […]

Rescued Red-tailed Hawk

By Dr. Scott Ford I’m still doing duck work in North Dakota but today took an interesting turn. My assistant, Alex Carrillo, found a family of red-tailed hawks alongside the road but one was clearly injured. He rescued it & brought it back to the RV we’re using as a mobile clinic. An exam revealed […]

Welcome to the New Wildlife Site for Dr. Scott Ford

Have you looked at my old site (avian-vet.com) lately? Yeah, it looks old, doesn’t it? And barely used. Well welcome to one of two new websites I’ve been working on recently. I’m putting my wildlife site live first but in the weeks ahead look for another that will showcase my pet bird services as well. […]

Disaster Response

Oil spills require experienced personnel that can quickly triage and correctly treat large numbers of critically sick birds. Similarly, “bird wrecks,” where large numbers of waterbirds are disabled by harmful algal blooms, have increased in the past decade. Dr. Scott Ford has been involved in several of these responses and has the real-world experience the […]

Falconry

Falconry birds have very different needs than typical pets. Dr. Scott Ford has practiced falconry and has worked with falconers.

Teaching & Speaking

An essential part of practicing specialty-level medicine is being able to teach others. Dr. Scott Ford regularly speaks at conferences, veterinary schools, and nature group meetings to disseminate the knowledge he has gained in his career.

Field Work Support

I have the flexibility and experience to help you with a bird project most anywhere in the world. I can be on-site to perform surgery, bringing everything necessary or making the necessary logistical arrangements to get supplies there. Where We Go Wildlife research happens where the wildlife is. Working in remote environments and getting stuff […]

Consultations

Are you a veterinarian or wildlife rehabilitator and have a difficult wildlife case? Dr. Ford may be able to help.

Seeing Dr. Ford with a Pet Bird

Information on seeing Dr. Ford with your pet bird

Our Services

Dr. Scott Ford provides veterinary medical services for wildlife. This includes seeing wild bird patients for examination and surgery, providing surgical and medical support for field biologists, assisting in environmental disasters, and providing online or telephone support for veterinarians and wildlife rehabilitators. Injured Wildlife Dr. Ford’s studies and career began with wild birds and he […]

Color Atlas of Avian Anatomy (Free PDF)

By John McLelland Avian anatomy focusing primarily upon poultry. Includes histology and some pathology images.