Dr. Nemetz's Profile
Dr. Nemetz received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from UC Davis in 1980, then completed a Master of Science program in veterinary anatomy in 1981. Dr. Nemetz graduated 1987 from Purdue University Veterinary School in Indiana.
 
Dr. Nemetz founded The BIRD Clinic in 1987 in the City of Santa Ana, CA.
 
Only a handful of clinics in the United States limit their practice strictly to pet bird medicine and are located in California, Oregon, Washington, Ohio, North Carolina, and Florida.
 
Dr. Nemetz designed and completed the new state of the art clinic in Orange, CA in May, 2007
 

Dr. Nemetz' family has lived in Southern California since 1938. He was raised in Santa Ana and lived there most of his life. Dr. Nemetz recently moved to Irvine where he presently lives. He practiced veterinary medicine in Santa Ana for 20 years until he moved to his new facility in Orange, CA. He has been exposed to exotic birds since the age of four and got his first pet bird at the age of six.

There was very limited medical information to help the avian patient in the seventies, but over the years Dr. Nemetz became interested in veterinary medicine and specifically the medical conditions of birds. When Dr. Nemetz entered Purdue University Veterinary School, he took advantage of the knowledge certain clinicians had in treating exotic birds. In 1986 he became the recipient of the FIRST scholarship awarded by the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV).

Once Dr. Nemetz graduated veterinary school, he returned to his hometown and built The BIRD Clinic.   He enjoys teaching and has given numerous lectures to veterinary organizations and bird clubs. The BIRD Clinic offers an externship program for senior veterinary students to get a better exposure and practical experience in the world of avian medicine BEFORE they graduate veterinary school. Dr. Nemetz in 2006 began teaching some of the veterinary students at the new veterinary college (Western University) in Pomona, California. In more recent years Dr. Nemetz has been lecturing more out of the United States and offers an internship program to veterinarians from anywhere in the world that have a desire to improve their own knowledge of avian medicine. Dr. Nemetz has hosted veterinarians from Canada, South America, Australia, Japan, and Germany.

Dr. Nemetz has bred meyer's parrots for many years and shares his life with his beloved avian pets; "Gigi", "Peste", "Nary", "Slushy", "Bailey", "Mickey", "Zazu" and his adopted children "Birdy", "Merlin", and "Beethoven". With great sadness he lost "Saffron", a swainson toucan, in 2011. She was a very unique and special soul that touched the life of many people as well as the veterinary medical community and will always be remembered.

Page update: Nov, 2013

The BIRD Clinic Veterinary Corporation
200 South Tustin Street, Suite E
Orange, CA 92866-2322,
For Appts: (714) 633 - 2910
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