Before I had my avian vets that I have now, one problem I've found repeatedly over the years is that too many "all species" vet offices will welcome birds when they have absolutely no business doing so. Many don't have enough bird knowledge, but they'll gladly take your money anyway.
One I went to when Robin was young (he's 22 now
) I'll never forget. It was literally so bad that they were afraid to hold him (didn't know how to use a towel) didn't know how to clip nails, and wanted to know if I can do it myself while they somehow restrain him. I do it nowdays, but that's not the point
. I forgot what we were there for, but it was something that shouldn't have been too advanced, yet they were completely incompetent and intimidated. That was one vet who definitely should have said "no, we don't see birds at all." Unfortunately not even all Avian vets are necessarily "good".
Of course an exotics vet or one who can confidently say they treat birds would be fine if you don't have an avian vet within driving distance. And of course any
vet (except the one mentioned above
) would be better than being left at home when seriously injured or ill. Good luck finding a good one