Alan Fudge
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Dr. Alan Fudge


Professional information

  • Veterinarian, DVM DABVP-Avian
About Vet

I have been an avian veterinarian for 44 years and opened the first avian/exotic veterinary clinic in the U.S. (Northern California) in 1982. In 1985, I opened the first national avian veterinary diagnostic lab until 2014. In the earlier years, we also served Canadian veterinarians, until USDA regulations made providing services difficult. I am among the first Board-Certified Avian Practice specialists (1993-2024). Currently I do a part-time county-area mobile veterinary services for pet birds and poultry/waterfowl only in Upstate South Carolina. Over the years I have lectured to veterinary groups in universities and conference all over the world. I was an author, book and journal editor for a number of years in topics of avian medicine, surgery and laboratory diagnostics. My book, Laboratory Medicine, Avian and Exotic Pets was published by WBSaunders/Elsevier, in 1990. I have been an online consultant to veterinarians in the topic of avian medicine, in a membership venue elsewhere (Veterinary Information Network) for 31 years. While I have been primarily focused on pet birds and poultry, I am also a professional photographer, focusing on nature and wildlife, particularly native birds. While I rarely lecture in person any longer, I continue to learn via continuing education at about the 400% hourly requirement of my licensing board. As Vetster will tell you, laws here allow me to triage, offer care advice, but not make a diagnosis nor prescribe prescription drugs. In my local practice situation I don't accept patients for actual exam from far or near except to their address in my practice area. And I am only currently licensed in South Carolina. When owners contact me via my practice website, the same rules apply: diagnosis and treatment is based first and only on a history, in-person physical exam, and possible diagnostics. However the paucity of information for bird owners far and wide is a problem. I can help you forget the bad advice from Dr. Google and direct you to proper direction and good science. At the bottom of the page it says stuff about puppies and kittens. I have asked Vetster to remove that. Birds only, Thank you

  • Taylors, SC, US
Spoken languages
  • English
Species treated
  • Birds (Avian)
Areas of interest
  • Behavior
  • Dermatology
  • Immunology
  • Animal Welfare
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Pathology
  • Preventive
  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology
  • Oncology
  • South Carolina, US
  • Consult on diet, nutrition & exercise
  • Consult on general health & wellness
  • Consult on behavioral issues
  • Navigating nutrition from the new baby to the senior pet
  • Optimizing your new puppy or kitten experience
  • Tips and tricks on pet grooming techniques
  • Pet training, house training and litter box training

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