PIGEON and DOVE RESCUE

Resources and advice for anyone who finds a sick or injured pigeon or dove, a pigeon trapped in netting or a baby pigeon or dove.

PIGEON FRIENDLY VETS

You might also want to have a look at Postal Testing

Please be aware that even the kindest vets have not been fully involved in nursing a sick or injured bird back to health and will often recommend euthanasia when the odds are actually in favour of the pigeon making a full recovery.  They might also recommend euthanasia for any pigeon that is showing nervous symptoms or that is unreleasable.

If there is no vet listed in your area, please see if there is a branch of Companion Care near you. We have always found that they are compassionate towards wildlife.

Vets are not obliged to give free or reduced treatment to wildlife, although some do.  But please don't ask or expect this of them .

 

                            ENGLAND

Pigeon friendly vets in England, listed in County order

 BERKSHIRE

 

 Falklands Veterinary Clinic
214 Newtown Road
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 7ED

Telephone  01635 46565

 

 COUNTY DURHAM
 

Stanhope Park Veterinary Hospital
30 Stanhope Road South
Darlington
Co. Durham
DL3 7SQ

Tel: 01325 380111

 

 DEVON
 

Veterinary Health Centre 
Hillcrest Drive
Plympton
Plymouth
Pl7 2DX

Tel: 01752 344188

 

 EAST SUSSEX

Coastway 24 Hour Emergency Vets - Brighton

01273 621682

Meridian Vets

11 Edith Ave,

Peacehaven,

East Sussex

BN10 8JB

 

01273 585386 

 

Brighton Pet Centre

Freshfield Business Park
Freshfield Way
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 OBZ

Open 8am to 6pm
Tel: 01273 692 257
Fax: 01273 620 099 

 

Senlac Veterinary Centre
Mount Street
Battle
East Sussex
TN33 OEG

01424 772148

Grove Lodge Veterinary Group Ltd
Brighton Surgery
104 Preston Drove
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 6EW

Tel: 01273 558838
Fax: 01273 552245

Grove Lodge Veterinary Group Ltd
90 Valley Road
Portslade
East Sussex
BN41 2TQ

Tel: 01273 421738
Fax: 01273 421879

 ESSEX

 

All Animals Veterinary Clinic,
Unit .T, Viking House,
Daneholes Roundabout,
Stanford Road,
Grays, Essex.
RM16 2XE
 
01375 399 033
 
This surgery has a postal diagnostic testing service for pigeons.
 
I spoke to the surgery about treating feral pigeons, they said it probably depended on what was going to happen to the pigeon afterwards...if you take a pigeon in it will be best to ask them to treat it as a pet rather than risk it being handed over to the RSPCA for automatic euthanasia.

 

 HERTFORDSHIRE
 

Roebuck Veterinary Centre
Roebuck Gate
Stevenage
Herts
SG2 8HP

Tel: 01438 354599

Great Ashby Veterinary Hospital
St Francis House
Whitehorse Lane
Great Ashby
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 6DU

Tel: 01438 745833

 

 KENT

Foxgrove Veterinary Centre
8 Foxgrove Road
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 5AT

020 8650 2003

 

Trinity Veterinary Centre
Hermitage Walk
Hermitage Lane
Maidstone
Kent
ME16 9NZ

Telephone:01622 726730

 

 LANCASHIRE
 

Laura Steel
Springfield Vets
144 Redlam
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB2 1UW

01254 54654

 

 LONDON
 

 

 MIDDLESEX

 

Young Veterinary Partnership
57 Lampton Road
Hounslow
Middlesex
TW3 4DH
Tel: 0208 5700489

0208 5726788

Email [email protected]

 

 NORFOLK
 

Companion Care (Norwich) Ltd - Veterinary Surgeons
Pets at Home,
Sprowston Retail Park
Salhouse Road,
Norwich
Norfolk, NR7 9AZ.

Tel: 01603 484359
Fax: 01603 420901

Ask to see Robert Walker

 

Companion Care Veterinary Surgeons
Pets at Home Retail Park
Hall Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR4 6HD

Tel: 01603 623040
Open 7 days a week

Ask to see Stefan Martini

 

All Creatures Healthcare Ltd
Brackenwood,
Sandy Lane
Horsford
NORWICH
NR10 3FB

Tel: 01603 898984

Louise Rayment-Dible has many years experience of caring for birds and is the surgery used by the Wing and a Prayer rescue centre.

Catton Veterinary Clinic
294 Constitution Hill
Norwich
NR6 7RF

Telephone (01603) 426310
Out of Hours Emergency Contact Number :(01603) 426310

Thorpe Veterinary Clinic
40 St Williams Way
Norwich
Norfolk
NR7 0AP

01603 434494


A.C Stokes
70 Hall Rd
Norwich
NR1 3HP

01603 765897

 

 NORTHUMBERLAND
 

Robson and Prescott
44 Staithes Lane
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 1TD


01670 512 275 

Mr Prescott is good with birds as he has his own pigeons

 

 NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
 

Retford Poultry Partnership

Unit 5 Stirling Rd
West Carr Ind Est
Retford
Nottinghamshire
DN22 7SN

01777 703011

 

STAFFORDSHIRE 
 

Pets Choice Veterinary Centre
Unit E3,
Stafford Park 15
Telford
TF3 3BB

T/F: 01952 201369

 

 SURREY

 

Companion Care Redhill
Inside Pets at Home
Unit 3 12 Brighton Road
Redhill
Surrey
RH1 6QL
Tel: 01737 231 480

 

 SUSSEX: Please see East Sussex and West Sussex
 
 TYNE and WEAR
 

Vet 4 Pets
126-128 Benton Road,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear
NE7 7DX

Tel: 01914 061891

This was recommended by someone that took a racing pigeon there.

 

First Vets
371-375 Chillingham Rd
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE6 5SB

0191 276 1064‎

 

 WEST SUSSEX

 

Companion Care (Chichester) Ltd
Veterinary Surgery
Pets at Home,
Portfield Way,
Chichester,
PO19 7YH

Tel: 24 HR 01243 785348
Fax: 01243 839502

Gideon Schmit is the "bird man", he shares his time between Chichester and Rustington.

Companion Care (Rustington) Ltd
Veterinary Surgery
Pets at Home,
Unit B
Barn Nursery Retail Park
New Road,
Rustington
West Sussex BN16 3RT.

Tel: 01903 777670
Fax: 01903 856671

Open 7 days a week

Grove Lodge Veterinary Hospital
Upper Brighton Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 9DL

Tel: 01903 234866
Fax: 01903 233604

Grove Lodge Veterinary Group Ltd
Durrington Surgery
Unit B Limbrick Corner
Palatine Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN12 6JJ

Tel: 01903 503898
Fax: 01903 245778

Grove Lodge Veterinary Group Ltd
West Worthing Surgery
375 Tarring Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN11 5JL

Tel: 01903 503444
Fax: 01903 708828

Grove Lodge Veterinary Group Ltd
16 South Street
Lancing
West Sussex
BN15 8AG

Tel: 01903 764801
Fax: 01903 527013

SEERS CROFT VETERINARY SURGERY

Tower Road
Faygate
Nr Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 4SD

Tel: 01293 851122
Fax: 01293 852152
Email: [email protected]

Recommended by a client who said : In my experience all the vets there are excellent and caring but the owner, Rob, is particularly skilled and compassionate and Melissa used to work at a wildlife rescue so potentially has pigeon experience.

 

 WEST  YORKSHIRE
 

Abbey House Veterinary Hospital
Commercial Street
Morley
West Yorkshire
LS27 8AG

Tel:  0113 252 5818

Abbey House Veterinary Clinic
1 Oulton Lane
Rothwell
West Yorkshire
LS26 0EA

Tel:  0113 282 7117

Abbey House Veterinary Clinic
1 Cross Church Street
Cleckheaton
West Yorkshire
BD19 3RP

Tel:  01274 876 686

Abbey House Veterinary Clinic
11 High Street
Kippax
Leeds
LS25 7AF

Tel: 0113 286 7108 

 

 PIGEON FRIENDLY VETS IN  WALES
 

Companion Care

(ask to see Liz Blackwell)
Inside Pets at Home
Parc Tawe Retail Park
Swansea
Wales
SA1 2AL
United Kingdom

Tel:  01792 461217
Fax:  01792 461244

Liz Blackwell has a pet pigeon and is a vegetarian!

 

 

The Haven Veterinary Group
1 James St
Llanelli
Dyfed
SA15 1DU


01554 772097

 

All Pets Vet Care
Sybil Way
The Docks
Milford Haven
SA73 3AA


01646 663 883

Billa Schleicher
- a very skilled vet - won't do anything for free
 

The Fenton Veterinary Practice
21 Portfield
Haverfordwest
SA61 1BN
01437 762806

Lance Jepson - a very very skilled vet who lectured on exotic animal medicine at university, he has also written a few books on exotics.


(Also practices at a Carmarthen and Llanelli vet, only does Tuesday and Friday in Fentons)

 

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