Hey everybody and everybirdy... George and I are getting ready to head from California to Tennessee. I need to get a certified wellness check from a vet. Sometimes, I understand, you can be checked at the state lines. There's been a small outbreak of rabies (in the feral cat population) in Colorado, so I completely understand the need. We've gotten the dogs' shots caught up, but I am so worried about taking TD to a vet. TD is so not used to any other people except for George and I. He's also not comfortable being touched, except for tickles (scritches) from me. I've read some pretty tragic stories, here on the Avenue and elsewhere, of fids going to the vet for something simple and not coming out. I'm terrified. I know it has to be done, but how do I know if the vet is really good with birds? There's only 3 near me that takes birds (well, two are near me...one not so close). I called the first one and they only take walk-ins. Somehow, that bothers me...that they don't make appointments. I haven't called the others yet. These guys don't just take birds. They take just about any animal. Here's their info. If anyone out there has used, uses or knows anything about them, could you please let me know? Loma Linda Animal Hospital 2605 South Waterman Ave E, San Bernardino, CA 92408 (909) 825-3144 Loma Linda Animal Hospital - Google Search If anyone out there is near me in Southern California (I'm in the Inland Empire) and has a good Avian vet to recommend, please do! We leave in only 11 days!!!! Thank you!