Welcome to Our Practice



We are a veterinary clinic that ONLY treats pet birds. We do not see birds of prey and only see pet chickens, ducks and geese as surgical referral cases. 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. 

  The Clinic is Closed Thursdays and Sundays See Clinic Hours

Our BIRD Clinic handouts can be very useful to you, especially the toxin handout. All new in 2021!

Please check them out.....  


birdStuff, the shop next to our clinic, that has been serving our clients with the best supplies
and boarding facilities will be CLOSING its doors forever on December 06, 2023!

After 20 years they have lost their lease and have no options moving forward............HOWEVER
for our clients that means everything will have to be sold!
Whatever items remain, including some rare Stainless steel cages, toys, prescription diets, transport carriers
will be sold at a huge discount on
Friday November 17th and Saturday November 18th

Check out their website birdstuff.com for location and hours...................

Hurry as it is a first come first serve and no special orders

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

In September 2022 Dr Nemetz presented the first of its kind Advanced Avian course to students of
Purdue University Veterinary School. 
This program took two years to develop and became the
largest endeavor to advanced avian care within a 3-week program

Dr Nemetz continues to collaborate with foreign veterinarians and will be hosting:
A colleague from the Netherlands in November 2023

The Clinic will be Closed

Lecturing iCare Conference in Belgium

Wednesday April 17, 2024 until
Sunday April 28, 2024

Brazilian consultation

August 2024

Updated November 12, 2023 

The BIRD Clinic has normal appointment scheduling for all avian cases, but our sick bird caseload
remains high due to the fact many clinics in Southern California no longer treat birds.

This has caused the unfortunate side effect that it could take over a week to
get that appointment
and for a sick bird that is not a good situation.

Since mid 2021, to help with this high caseload and still accept new clients/patients we needed to stop no-shows
and short notice cancellation of appointments that directly hurt the ability for us to see other patients
that need and deserve care, but could not receive the care they needed because of other's lack of courtesy,
so our new policies have become permanent to help prevent this situation.

 ALL new clients AND existing clients that make an appointment for their bird at The BIRD Clinic
will be expected to show up within 10 minutes of their schedule appointment time 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 you are directly hurting one of the 10+
patients per day that we have to refuse because our booked schedule, therefore at The BIRD Clinic's sole discretion you 
will no longer be offered any services for you or your pet bird in the future. Do not become part of the list that now exceeds 170. 

We DO NOT take WALK INS or EMERGENCIES unless they are approved first by phone.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we at the Bird Clinic want to continue to help with
the wellbeing 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 (COVID).
F10 an effective disinfectant from Europe is available at BirdStuff (located just south of the clinic)
and will kill COVID along with many other pathogens

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 suggest if the clinic is closed

Westminster Vet Group
(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 if an avian vet is available
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!