Offering Comprehensive Avian Care for Nearly 40 Years

Sam Backos, DVM

Dr. Backos graduated in 1980 from Michigan State University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. After earning his degree, he worked for the Maryland State lab for six years as a pathologist for the poultry industry. It was during this time that his interest in pet birds heightened and he moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to open an exclusive exotic bird practice in 1986.

In his early years he not only worked in a traditional veterinary office, he also traveled to quarantine stations throughout Dade County caring for imported birds. In addition, he took house calls and worked as a consultant to some of the largest breeding facilities in the United States. Although Dr. Backos no longer makes house calls, he still acts as a consultant for many of the top breeders in the USA. He continues to be a fully devoted veterinarian, going beyond the call of duty by providing emergency care on weekends, evenings and holidays.

Board Certified Avian Practitioner
On January 17, 1995, Dr. Backos became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) Avian Practice. As one of the few Board Certified Avian Practitioners in South Florida, his goal is to see that all his clients are informed and responsible pet owners, insuring the quality of life and longevity of each and every bird he cares for. In 1990, Dr. Backos moved the clinic to Deerfield Beach where he has continued to offer his quality care.