University of Tennessee Veterinary Hospital provides avian and exotic animal services through their Avian, Exotic Animal and Zoological Medicine department. They will treat pet birds and backyard poultry. Their vets are board certified by either the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Avian Medicine, Exotic Companion Mammal Medicine or the American College of Zoological Medicine.
They are able to provide advanced monitoring and hospitalization for critical patients, and are equipped to perform advanced diagnostic and surgical procedures for all exotic and zoological species. Procedures performed include wellness examination, grooming (beak, wing and nail trims), dental examination, vaccinations, spays and neuters, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, endoscopy, diagnostic/therapeutic laparoscopy, and advanced imaging modalities. Specialized equipment and facilities for in-depth work-up and therapy include: Holmium YAG and CO2 laser units; digital radiography (X-rays), color-flow Doppler ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine and radiation therapy.
The Avian and Zoological Medicine Service works closely with the diagnostic clinical services including endocrinology, pharmacology/toxicology, microbiology, parasitology, virology, clinical pathology and anatomic pathology and immunology.??