Dr. Scott Ford joined VCA Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals in the spring of 2020. Dr. Ford is a board-certified avian specialist who provides advanced medical care, diagnostic, surgical and emergency services for avian patients at MECA on a part-time basis. His practice is restricted solely to avian patients, primarily wildlife, and he sees pet birds part time when not on field work assignments. He became interested in birds as a teenager and worked in raptor centers in Alaska and Washington to earn the experience needed for veterinary school. He graduated with his DVM from Washington State University in 1998. In 2006 he achieved board certification in avian medicine and surgery within the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.
Dr. Ford has practiced in Washington, California, Alaska, and now lives with his husband in Milwaukee. In addition to his practice at MECA, Dr. Ford owns Avian Veterinary Specialty Services, providing avian veterinary consultation and surgical services, primarily for wildlife projects, throughout North America. He is also an avian consultant for Veterinary Information Network.