Welcome to Our Practice



We are a veterinary clinic that ONLY treats pet birds including, for surgical 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 in 2021!

Please check them out.....  

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 Purdue University Veterinary School
This program took almost two years to develop and has become the largest endeavor to advanced avian care with such a short program
as well as requiring the longest time frame The BIRD Clinic had been closed in its 35+ year history.

For the 2022 Holiday season the BIRD Clinic will be closed:

Friday December 23, 2022
Saturday December 24, 2022
Friday December 30, 2022
Saturday December 31, 2022

BUT will be open

Thursday December 22, 2022
Thursday December 29, 2022

Updated December 19, 2022 

The BIRD Clinic has normal appointment scheduling for all avian cases, but our sick bird caseload remains high
due to the continued case overload at other clinics in Southern California.
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 need 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 20+
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 150. 

We DO allow our clients to enter our clinic. 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
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!