It is essential to have a good vet for your chickens lined up, as by the time chickens are showing symptoms of ill health it is usually time for immediate treatment. Have a read through our article on finding a good vet for your chickens for more advice.

Let us know if you find an excellent chicken vet who is not on the list below. Be sure you try to see the vet listed and not another one at the same practice.

NSW Hen Rescue cannot guarantee the work any of the listed vets will conduct on your chickens. We have had good experiences with some of the vets on the list, but others have been recommended by other people. Please let us know if you have a bad experience with one of the listed vets so we can take that into consideration.


Dr Kathy Fearnside BVSc (Hons) MACVSc (Avian Health)
Hills District Vet
Unit 1, 276, New Line Road, Dural NSW 2158
Phone: (02) 9653 9992

Dr Alex Rosenwax BVSc (Hons) MACVSc (Avian Health) Bird and Exotic Veterinarian
Shop 3, Block D, 1 Hunter Street
Waterloo NSW 2017
Phone: (02) 9319 6111

Dr Karen Dobson BVSc MACVSc (Avian Health)
Railway Row Veterinary Clinic
1 Station Street, Emu Plains NSW 2750
Phone: (02) 4735 3268

Dr Hamish Baron BVSc Hons – Senior Veterinarian –
Dr Bree Talbot
Avian, Reptile & Exotic Pet Hospital, University of Sydney
415 Werombi Road, Camden NSW 2570
Phone: (02) 9351 1798

Dr Izidora Sladakovic BVSc (Hons I), MVS, Dipl ACZM Avian and Exotics Service (AVES)
Avian and Exotics Service working from Northside Veterinary Specialists
335 Mona Vale Rd, Terrey Hills, NSW
Phone: (02) 9452 2933

24-Hour Emergency (Sydney)

These vets also offer regular appointments and take referrals.

[Waiting for replacement bird vet]
Animal Referral Hospital
250 Parramatta Road, Homebush NSW 2140
Phone: (02) 8999 7184

Dr. Melinda Cowan (currntly on maternity eave and covered by Dr Olivia who is also fabulous)
SASH Level 1, 1 Richardson Place North Ryde 2113
Phone:(02) 9889 0289


Dr M Cannon BVSc MACVs (Avian Health) &
Dr Kym Fryer BSc BVSc MANZCVs (Avian Health)
Cannon & Ball Veterinary Hospital
461 Crown Street, West Wollongong NSW 2500
Phone: (02) 4229 8888

Dr Cindy Jarratt BVSc (Hons I) MANZCVS (Avian Health)
Albion Park Veterinary Hospital
122A Tongarra Road, Albion Park NSW 2527
Tel: (02) 4256 3638

Central Coast & Newcastle

Dr Mark Simpson BVSc MACVSc (Avian Health)
Sugarloaf Animal Hospital
67 Carrington Street, West Wallsend NSW 2286
Phone: (02) 4955 1833

Edgeworth Animal Medical Centre
735 Main Road, Edgeworth NSW 2285
Phone: (02) 4958 1800

Dr Nanine Coase (not an avian vet, but has done extra courses in bird health and is competent with Supreloin implants, antibiotics, etc.).
GreenCrsoss Vets
24 Cary Street, Wyoming NSW 2250
Phone: (02) 4324 1577

Northern Rivers

Dr Mathew Grabovszjy BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Avian Health)
Pacific VetCare Coffs Harbour
320 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Phone: (02) 6652 3455

Dr Amanda Wood DVM
Windan Sea Veterinary Hospital
112 MacIntosh St, Forster NSW 2428
Phone: (02) 6555 2275


Dr Sandy Hume BVSc MVSc MACVSc (Avian Health)
Inner South Veterinary Centre
47 Jerrambomberra Avenue, Narrabundah ACT 2604
Phone: (02) 6295 0770

Got questions or a vet recommendation?