Welcome To The Avian & Exotic Clinic of Palm City!
We moved to a new location in 2018 in Palm City, FL. Our clinic is a full service veterinary hospital owned by Dr. April Romagnano. This modern medical and surgical facility offers a wide variety of services for avian, exotic, reptiles, bunnies and their owners in the surrounding areas of Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Hobe Sound, Sebastian, Melbourne, Tequesta, Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, & Okeechobee. If your dog or cat needs veterinary services, visit our sister clinic right next door.
The clinic philosophy is to provide compassionate veterinary care and innovative husbandry for our bird, exotic, reptile, & rabbit patients. In addition to routine health examinations and vaccinations, the clinic has a variety of equipment that allows the doctor to provide quality medical and surgical care. Digital radiology services, endoscopy, biopsies, blood and/or surgical sexing, cytology, gram stains, boarding, foraging toys and informational lectures.
In the state of the art surgical suite, patients can be monitored with pulse oximetry and EKG. Intensive care units are used to provide heat and oxygen support for our avian and small animal patients. And an isolation ward with a separate ventilation system can house even large avian patients in comfort.
Patient prescriptions are filled in the clinic’s pharmacy and the nutritional needs are met with the variety of foods kept in stock.
Our Veterinary Services
Animals We Provide Veterinary Care For
We are a full service facility for birds, exotics, reptiles, & rabbits. The clinic provides husbandry, diagnostics treatment, surgical care for all our patients. We provide individualized and specialized compassionate veterinary care.
What Are American Animal Hospital Association Accredited Referral Practices?
We are one of four AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) certified referral specialty practices in the United States!
Just like human medicine, veterinary medicine is always evolving. There is a broad range of advanced treatment options available to pets, and medical equipment is becoming more sophisticated. If your pet is facing a serious or complex health problem, your AAHA-accredited hospital’s team may refer you and your pet to a veterinary specialist for diagnoses or treatments that are not available at your regular hospital.
What Is a veterinary specialist?
After earning a doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM or VMD), some veterinarians complete an additional four years of training in one area of medicine, such as dentistry, surgery, or oncology. After passing a rigorous final examination, they are board certified in that particular area.
Some specialists work in general practice, meaning at hospitals like your regular veterinary clinic. Others work out of specialty, or referral, hospitals that focus on one or more specific areas of veterinary medicine but usually don’t offer all the other services that your regular veterinarian provides.
…but I trust my veterinarian
Your primary veterinarian will work closely with the specialist to give your pet the best possible care.
A collaborative approach and open communication help the specialist become familiar with your pet’s full medical history, as well as the anecdotal information that only you and your primary veterinarian may know.
As a team, your veterinarian, the specialist, and you will be able to provide the continuity of care your pet needs.
How are AAHA-accredited referral practices different?
AAHA-accredited referral practices have been evaluated on practice methods, standards of patient care, and the quality of the facility and medical equipment. In order to maintain accredited status, the hospital must be evaluated regularly by the association’s trained consultants.
AAHA-accredited referral practices are required to have a board-certified veterinarian on staff for each specialty within the clinic. For example, a hospital accredited as a surgery referral and also an oncology referral, must have a board-certified surgeon and a board-certified oncologist on staff. Currently, over 350 veterinary referral practices are accredited by AAHA.
Meet Dr. April
Dr. April received her DVM degree, and completed an internship in Wildlife & Small Animal Medicine from the University of Florida and a Residency in Avian Medicine and Surgery from North Carolina State University. She is an ABVP Board certified Avian Specialist and has lectured locally, nationally and internationally. She has published 17 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 77 scientific convention papers, and 14 chapters in veterinary and avian texts. She is a member of several professional associations including AAV, ABVP, AVMA and the FVMA.
Dr. April has worked extensively with rare and endangered species in private avian & exotic practices, zoos, universities and research centers for over twenty years.
In 2011 Dr. April founded The Avian & Exotic Clinic of Palm City Florida. The clinic features avian and exotic medicine and surgery, endoscopy, biopsies, surgical sexing, grooming, boarding, and diet and husbandry information.
Dr. April sees avian & exotic patients every day and is available after 10:00 AM and until 5:00 PM Monday through Friday at the Avian & Exotic Clinic of Palm City.
Dr. April continues to be available for Bird & Exotic Emergencies 24/7/365 on her cell phone 561-723-0025.
Dr. April looks forward to seeing you and your fabulous pets.