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We have a holistic approach towards the treatment of animals in our care.

We look at the whole animal for example its diet, husbandry, environment and not just its presenting symptoms.

The majority of problems are caused by incorrect  diet & husbandry.

At Currumbin Valley Veterinary Surgery we place a great emphasis on the education of our clients to make them more aware of the special needs and requirements of their pets.

Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Some of our boarding animals taking advantage of the winter sunshine
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Three quarters of physical health problems in pet birds are caused by inadequate diet. Mostly diets that are too high in fats and too low in essential vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A deficiency can cause a thickening and flaking of ...
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Pet parrot owners love to take their birds outdoors to enjoy fresh air and sunshine. Some owners, mistakenly clip their parrot’s wings so short that they cannot fly away. These “hacked-off” wing trims cause many problems. Check out our website ...
Buster and BB, our resident blue and gold macaws enjoying an April shower
Lilly a disabled hen , boarding to give mum some respite
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Sultan is a very lucky young Alexandrine parrot. He escaped from his cage and was lost for 2 days. When his owner found him, he was suffering from very severe injuries - probably a predatory attack. He had lacerations to ...
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Anu, the lace monitor, was presented to Dr. Peter after an unfortunate misadventure. She grabbed hold of the broom when her owner was sweeping and ended up with some hair and dust balls forming a circular loop around the tongue ...
Dr. peter releasing the hair and dust balls, tourniqueting Anu’s tongue.
Anu saying, “Thank you, Dr. Peter.”
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Bird’s beaks and claws grow like our fingernails. Normal, healthy birds keep their beaks and claws trim through their everyday activities (climbing, chewing, foraging and feeding within their environment). Healthy birds don’t need their beaks trimmed. Underlying problems cause beaks ...
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Felix a perky bearded dragon - in hospital for some parasite treatment
Mr Barney, a young, Faverole rooster, sitting quietly for his health check

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Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Some of our boarding animals taking advantage of the winter sunshine
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Three quarters of physical health problems in pet birds are caused by inadequate diet. Mostly diets that are too high in fats and too low in essential vitamins and minerals. Vitamin A deficiency can cause a thickening and flaking of the tissues throughput the body. In the case of Coco, the cockatiel, the nostril tissue became thickened and flakey and formed “onion-ring” layers to create a rhinolith (nasal plug of caseous tissue). Dr. Peter removed the rhinolith
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Pet parrot owners love to take their birds outdoors to enjoy fresh air and sunshine. Some owners, mistakenly clip their parrot’s wings so short that they cannot fly away. These “hacked-off” wing trims cause many problems. Check out our website wwwcurrumbinvetservices.com.au and read our articles “Pet Parrots and Wing Clipping “ and “Problems Caused by Inappropriate Wing Clipping “ The safest way to take a bird outside is to train him/her to accept a bird harness. Nurse Kym and Nurse Alex (a visiting vet nurse from Denmark) take some of our boarding residents for an afternoon, enrichment walk.
Buster and BB, our resident blue and gold macaws enjoying an April shower
Lilly a disabled hen , boarding to give mum some respite
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Sultan is a very lucky young Alexandrine parrot. He escaped from his cage and was lost for 2 days. When his owner found him, he was suffering from very severe injuries - probably a predatory attack. He had lacerations to his neck and side of his body. He had damage to his beak and a broken leg. It took one and a half hours of surgery for Dr. Peter to patch him back together again. Once again this shows just how tough birds are.
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Anu, the lace monitor, was presented to Dr. Peter after an unfortunate misadventure. She grabbed hold of the broom when her owner was sweeping and ended up with some hair and dust balls forming a circular loop around the tongue and trailing down her throat. Under a general anaesthetic, the debris - forming a tourniquet around the tongue, was removed.
Dr. peter releasing the hair and dust balls, tourniqueting Anu’s tongue.
Anu saying, “Thank you, Dr. Peter.”
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Bird’s beaks and claws grow like our fingernails. Normal, healthy birds keep their beaks and claws trim through their everyday activities (climbing, chewing, foraging and feeding within their environment). Healthy birds don’t need their beaks trimmed. Underlying problems cause beaks to overgrow (trauma, disease, dietary deficiencies or genetic problems) The abnormal beak growth of BFA, the cockatiel, is caused by obesity and vitamin deficiency resulting in fatty liver syndrome. Rather than just trimming his overgrown beak, we also have to improve his diet and treat his damaged liver.
Photos from Currumbin Valley Birds, Reptiles & Exotics Vet's post Felix a perky bearded dragon - in hospital for some parasite treatment
Mr Barney, a young, Faverole rooster, sitting quietly for his health check

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