Pet Resourses and Articles

  • Bird Books, Magazines, and Organizations
  • Rabbit Resources
  • Resources for Other Pets

Bird Books, Magazines, and Organizations

The Association of Avian Veterinarians home page and their information on bird care.
American Federation of Aviculture
World Parrot Trust
Blind Devotion written by Cathy Symons CVT, CCRP

Local bird fancier organizations:

  • Boston Society for Aviculture, 11 Burlington Ave, Wilmington, MA 01887
  • Mass. Caged Bird Association, 525 W. Chestnut St. Brockton, MA 02301,
  • Rhode Island Exotic Bird Association, PO Box 115, Shannock, RI 02875

Diagnosis and treatment of lameness

Diagnosis and treatment of lameness is an area of expertise at the Windhover Veterinary Center. Dr. McMillan, a board certified Radiologist and certified in rehabilitation, has a special interest in the treatment of lameness. Whether an old dog with osteoarthritis or a young dog with hip dysplasia or the in-between age dogs with cruciate ligament injury and surgery, we can provide treatment tailored to your pet's problem. Cats, birds and rabbits with lameness issues are welcome as well.

Rabbit Resources

The House Rabbit Society, an organization dedicated to rabbit care and husbandry Massachusetts Chapter of the House Rabbit Society

Resources for Other Pets - For pet obedience classes, agility training and competition
Tufts Veterinary Emergency
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) pet care basics.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) tips for pet care.
Poison Information Hotline from the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Links to many Animal Rescue Organizations provided by the Springfield (MA) chapter of the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


Exotic Birds
Are They Good Pets for You?
In a clear, sweet voice, Goethe greets a guest coming into the Koocher home. "Would you like a drink?" she politely asks. Hearing no response, she continues, "Would you like an apple? Would you like a bagel?" When the guest answers "No," Goethe gleefully throws a kiss. For Goethe, a 22-year-old African Grey parrot, communicating is what life's about.
"Birds are really gerat companions. They are extremely intelligent and socially interactive."
Dr. Marjorie McMillan

Get the Facts! Raw Pet Food Diets can be Dangerous to You and Your Pet

In a recent two-year study, the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) screened over 1,000 samples of pet food for bacteria that can cause foodborne illnesses.1 (The illnesses are called "foodborne" because the bacteria are carried, or "borne", in or on contaminated food.) The study showed that, compared to other types of pet food tested, raw pet food was more likely to be contaminated with disease-causing bacteria. Read More...