Welcome to Our Practice



We are a veterinary clinic that ONLY treats pet birds including, by referral only, pet chickens, ducks and geese. We have a  Mission  to  Advance Avian Medicine  throughout Southern California and the world and hope you decide to take the time to learn from all the information this site contains. On behalf of The BIRD Clinic and our staff we welcome you to our website. First, please check the " Website Updates " for a chronology of the website's development and changes. This website overall is a way to assist our new and existing clients with their  Avian Veterinary Needs  and continually strive to earn your confidence in us. We also have many  Client Handouts  to help you with your avian education. All you need is a current version of Adobe Acrobat reader and a printer.

  The Clinic is Closed Thursdays and Sundays See Clinic Hours


Our BIRD Clinic handouts can be very useful to you. All new 2021!

Please check them out.....  

If Dr Nemetz is out of town the dates will be listed below on this homepage

For the 2021 Holiday season the clinic will be closed on the following dates:

Thursday Dec 23, 2021 The clinic will be OPEN until 12 noon
Friday Dec 24, 2021 CLOSED
Saturday Dec 25, 2021 CLOSED
Thursday Dec 30, 2021 The clinic will be open limited hours
Friday Dec 31, 2021 CLOSED
Saturday Jan 01, 2022 CLOSED

The current conditions at The BIRD Clinic due to the COVID-19 situation

The clinic is open our normal hours (M, Tu, W, F, Sat) for all types of bird appointments

Update Dec 15, 2021

Current news: State Health Offices state starting Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021 until Jan 15, 2021 all Californians will be required to wear masks indoors in public places regardless of vaccination status


The BIRD Clinic is scheduling preventative check ups, but our sick bird caseload is still high
due to a combination of other clinics in the area case overload and the purchase of new birds by the public.
This has caused an unfortunate side effect that it could take  a couple weeks to
get that appointment
 and for a sick bird that is not a good situation.
To help with this high caseload and still accept new clients/patients we need to stop no-shows and short notice cancellation of appointments
that directly hurt the ability for us to see other patients that need care, but could not receive the
care it needed because of other's lack of courtesy, so our policies have changed to help prevent this.

 ALL new clients that  make an appointment for their bird at The BIRD Clinic will be expected to show up  
or call us with advance notice (24hrs) if they will be cancelling. 

If you do not show up or give us less than 24hrs prior notice for a cancellation The BIRD Clinic  
will no longer provide any services to you or your pet bird in the future 

We DO allow our clients to enter our clinic, and if not vaccinated MUST wear medically approved masks
until our policy changes. This also means we cannot see as many patients in any given day,

Also ONLY the owner of the patient (+/- spouse) can enter the  
clinic for any appointment and  no children are allowed in the clinic .

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time and we at the Bird Clinic want to continue to help with
the well being of our avian pets as well as also keeping our clients healthy.

For cleaning/disinfecting surfaces we have been using synphenol at the clinic for 30+ years and is
extremely effective at killing many bacterial and viral agents INCLUDING Corona virus.
The concentrate is available at BirdStuff (located just south of the clinic)
(1/2oz of concentrate makes 1 gallon and has a 7 day surface residual effectiveness)

If you need ANY Rx refills PLEASE contact us ahead of time so they can be taken care of.
We  require 24hrs  lead time to refill prescriptions as many are custom compounded for your pet bird.  









Clients ask us, where do we take our bird if The BIRD Clinic is closed? This is not an easy question to answer
since there are very few veterinarians that are comfortable in treating birds.

Veterinarians that we recommend if the clinic is closed






Tia Greenberg
(General) Westminster
(714) 899-1100

Attila Molnar, ABVP Boarded (Med/Surgery)
(818) 600-1838

Ann McDowell
(Medicine) Claremont
(909) 625-1561







For After Hour Emergencies

Garden Grove Emergency Clinic
Garden Grove
(714) 537-3032

The BIRD Clinic staff is here to listen to your questions and concerns on an individual basis. We pride ourselves on quality and excellent communication in giving your bird personal veterinary care. We have established many long term relationships with our clients/patients and this is still our number one goal.

For Appointments or Medical inquiries please call: (714) 633-2910
Driving Directions to The Bird Clinic


  • Meet Your

    Dr. Nemetz' family has lived in Southern California since 1938. He was raised in Santa Ana and has lived there most of his life. Dr. Nemetz moved to Irvine in 2009 to be closer to his remaining family. He practiced veterinary medicine in Santa Ana for 20 years until he moved to his new facility in Orange, CA.

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    A Question to Think About

    How many veterinary practices in the United States treat ONLY birds? 

    Less than TEN!