Tag: veterinarian

Tracking Young Mallards in the Dakotas

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

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 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 […]


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.

Color Atlas of the Diseases of the Domestic Fowl & Turkey (Free PDF)

By C. J. Randall Required reading for avian medicine board certification. The book is dated but the information and images are still relevant as all of these diseases are still around.

Avian Surgical Anatomy of the Thoracic & Pelvic Limbs

By Susan Orosz This resource has been removed at the request of the author. They will be releasing a new, co-authored book titled Surgical Anatomy and Orthopedic Management by Susan E Orosz, M Scott Echols and Patrick T Redig, in 2022. I’m excited to see this new book released– it’s been many years in the […]

Birds: Their Structure & Function (Free PDF)

By A. S. King and J. McLelland A long out-of-print, fact-packed book of avian anatomy. It is required reading for those seeking board certification and is highly recommended for anyone in the avian medical field. Used copies can be acquired on eBay but their price has steadily risen and they are harder to find. I […]

Helping A Wild Bird

Finding help for an injured or ill wild bird.

30+ years experience treating wild birds

Dr. Ford’s career began with wild birds began as a college student in Alaska. Since then he has treated thousands of birds from a wide array of taxons and a diversity of situations including wildlife rehabilitation, oil spills, field research, falconry, and zoo settings.

Finding a Pet Bird Veterinarian

How to see me or find another avian veterinarian to tend to your bird’s needs.