Next Club Meeting

Thursday March 8, 2018
         7:00 PM

   Toy Making Workshop
  Salvation Army Sarasota
  (1701 S. Tuttle Ave between Hawthorne St & Arlington St. -- about 1.5 miles south of Fruitville Rd. or 1.3 miles north of Bee Ridge Rd.     Parking and entrance in rear east of S. Tuttle Ave.)


Upcoming Events

Sunday April 8    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
        FWCAS EXPO
Exotic Bird Extravaganza
       at the
Sarasota County Fairgrounds
Potter Building

     sponsered by the Florida West Coast Avian Society

FWCAS Expo Flyer

April 2018 flyer

FWCAS Expo Vendor Table Application(docx)
Click here for the FWCAS Expo Vendor Table ApplicationFWCAS Expo Vendor Table Application(pdf)

Go to the FWCAS Shaklee site

Bird Safe Cleaning Products! Health and Beauty aides. Basic-H and Basic -G have been Rescue tested and approved. Basic-H for general cleaning, Basic-G for killing germs and viruses. Basic-G should not be used in dishes and cages, and should be rinsed thoroughly after cleaning. Visit the FWCAS Shaklee site at:

Click here to visit The Leather Elves website...When a beloved parrot flies off you need to act quickly and deliberately. In this DVD Robin Shewokis and Barbara Heidenreich give you the information and tools you need to increase your chances of getting your bird back safely. In this 2 disc set you will also get templates for lost bird flyers in many species and audio tracks of parrot calls. No one ever thinks that they are going to lose a bird but why not be prepared in case you ever find yourself in this stressful position.
Click here for details about Birds of a Feather.


Resources and Links of Interest

Local Area Veterinarians

The FWCAS provides this list as a public service but does not necessarily endorse nor recommend any practitioner or clinic. The information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge. If you believe any listing to be incorrect, please contact the FWCAS and report it.

Unless otherwise noted, the veterinarians and clinics are not avian certified but do treat avians and exotics.

  • Michael Bonda, DVM
    River Landing Animal Clinic
    6140 SR 70 (53rd Ave E)
    Bradenton, FL 34203
    941-755-4592Go to website
  • Cynthia Fiore, DVM
    The Animal Clinic
    3300 Tamiami Trail # 103
    Port Charlotte, FL 33952
    941-625-0742Go to website
  • Jack Landess, DVM
      (exotics. No new avians.)
    Nokomis Veterinary Clinic
    405 W. Albee Road
    Nokomis, FL 34275
    941-484-2485Link to their website
  • Michael Mossler, DVM
    Bayshore Animal Hospital
    1511 Florida Blvd.
    Bradenton, FL 34207
    941-756-5544Go to websiteAfter-hours, Emergency Care Available
  • Robert W. Rill Jr., VMD
    University Animal Clinic
    8239 Cooper Creek Blvd
    University Park, FL 34201
    941-355-7707Go to website
  • Mauricio Vargas, DVM
    All Pets Mobile Clinic
    14445 State Road 70 East
    (4 miles east of I75 on SR 70 & Lorraine Rd.  next to Dunkin' Donuts on the north side of SR70)

    Bradenton, FL 34202
    after hours call 941 962-8212 for emergencies
    Go to websiteAfter-hours, Emergency Care Available

  • Indicates: Link to websiteLink to website

    Indicates: After-hours, Emergency Care AvailableAfter-hours,    Emergency care avail.
  • David J. Smith, VMD
    Bay Road Animal Hospital
    1712 Bay Road
    Sarasota, FL 34239
    941-366-2275 Go to website
    Crossings Animal Hospital
    5309 Fruitville Road
    Sarasota, FL 34232
    (941) 378-1236
  • Don Swerida, DVM
    Dr. Don's Mobile Vet. Svc.
    941-374-0794 (emergency cell)
  • Teresa Lightfoot, DVM
    ABVP Avian Certified
    3000 Busch Lake Blvd.
    Tampa, FL 33614
    813-933-8944 Go to websiteAfter-hours, Emergency Care Available         and
    607 Lumsden Professional Ct.
    Brandon, FL 33511
    813-571-3303 Go to websiteAfter-hours, Emergency Care Available          and
    7414 South Tamiami Trail
    Sarasota FL 34231
    877-838-5909 Go to website
    (In Sarasota, shares space with Sarasota Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center)


    4525 Ulmerton Rd
    Clearwater FL 33762
    727-572-0132 Go to website
  • Emergency CareQuaker parrot, Bam-Bam - Adopted!
  • Although emergency clinics are not avian specialists they can provide supportive care and, if necessary, contact your vet.
  • Animal ER
      not avian specialists
    8237 Cooper Creek Blvd.(in the Plaza of BJ's Wholesale, just West of I-75 off University Pkwy)
    University Park, FL 34201
    941-355-2884After-hours, Emergency Care Available
  • Sarasota Veterinary Emergency Hospital
      not avian specialists
    7414 S. Tamiami Trail (west side of road, 2-3 miles south of Clark Rd. just south of the Honda dealer on the east side)
    Sarasota, FL 34231
    941-923-7260Go to websiteAfter-hours, Emergency Care Available

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