Our Veterinary Partners

A long established network of avian veterinarians, including boarded specialists, is available to The Gabriel Foundation for direct patient visits, emergencies and consultations. All are outstanding avian veterinarians and have had a long working relationship with TGF.


Kris Ahlgrim, DVM

Goldenview Veterinary Hospital (http://goldenviewvet.com/)

GoldenviewDr. Ahlgrim has been involved with The Gabriel Foundation since its inception and has provided care to our flock for many years and helped us to develop our avian medical requirements. Dr. Ahlgrim continues to donate time and services to The Gabriel Foundation and we thank her wholeheartedly for her continued support.

Sareena Enloe, DVM

Goldenview Veterinary Hospital (http://goldenviewvet.com/)

Sareena Enloe, DVMDr. Enloe joined Dr. Ahlgrim at Goldenview Veterinary Hospital in 2013 and has become a big part of our veterinary support team since then. She visits our aviary regularly, providing avian veterinary care and guidance for our staff.

Jerry LaBonde, MS, DVM

Homestead Animal Hospital (http://homestead-animal-hospital.com/)

HomesteadDr. LaBonde has been involved with The Gabriel Foundation even before it hatched. Dr. LaBonde has a reputation that is as well known as his kindness and veterinary expertise and skills. Dr. LaBonde continues to provide resources, support, veterinary care, liaison and his time to The Gabriel Foundation.

Lena M. Roeder, DVM

Dublin Animal Hospital (http://dublinanimalhospital.com/)

Dr. Lena RoederDr. Lena Roeder is the owner and senior veterinarian at Dublin Animal Hospital. She graduated with honors from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Association of Avian Veterinarians. Dr. Roeder takes pleasure in working with all species of companion animals. She is skilled and experienced in dog, cat, avian, small mammal and reptilian medicine.

Dr. Matthew Johnston, VMD, ABVP

CSU Veterinary Medical Center (http://csuvth.colostate.edu/)

Dr. Matt JohnstonDr. Johnston received his Bachelor of Science degree from John Carroll University in 1995 and his Veterinary Medical Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. He completed his residency at U. Penn. in 2003 and became boarded in Avian Medicine through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners that same year. He currently is an Assistant Professor of Exotic Animal Medicine at the CSU Veterinary Medical Center.

This is a great time to adopt. Birds included! Did you know that funds from the CPOP and license plate fund help animal shelters specifically? Thanks to the generous CO residents who checked off a donation to this fund on their taxes, and for those who purchase a CPOP License Plate, this fund dispersed over $315,000.00 to shelters, funds ranging from $2K - $30K. These funds are specifically for veterinary/medical expenses. With your support, TGF benefitted by a $4000.00 grant from this fund. This helps us offset the cost of veterinary care for our birds, especially those from hoarding, animal control, cruelty, shelter transfers and relinquishments that are unable to provide any funding to assist TGF's veterinary costs. Thank you CO animal and bird lovers.Help prevent unwanted pet births by donating on your income tax form to the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund. www.savecoloradopets.org ... See MoreSee Less

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adoption is the only way to go - I have been adopting my entire life and currently have 8 birds, 6 cats and 2 Greyhounds - all adopted as unwanted or rescues - they fill my heart and home with so much love I can't begin to explain my happiness♥

2 days ago

The Gabriel Foundation

Eagle scout Ryan Read gathered the other members of his troop, taught them how to make large bird toys, and made the most wonderful truck-full of bird toys you can imagine. They got a production line going and surpassed our dreams by making over 250 toys in just one day. Our flock is so grateful that Ryan chose to work with us for his Eagle Scout project and make much needed large bird enrichment. Thank you to your entire troop for all of your hard work! ... See MoreSee Less

Eagle scout Ryan Read gathered the other members of his troop, taught them how to make large bird toys, and made the most wonderful truck-full of bird toys you can imagine. They got a production line going and surpassed our dreams by making over 250 toys in just one day. Our flock is so grateful that Ryan chose  to work with us for his Eagle Scout project and make much needed large bird enrichment. Thank you to your entire troop for all of your hard work!

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Wow I need to hear a lot of stories like this these days! Wonderful project and such a terrific and appreciated gift to the birds of TGF! Thank you Eagle Scouts and Ryan Read for showing what real leadership is about.

There are wonderful human beings out there. Thank you to them❤️

WONDERFUL TROOP!! So happy, made my week!

Can't wait to start hanging them up!

Thanks Eagle Scouts. Git 'er done!

That's terrific!

Awesome!

Great Job Ryan!

Way to go!

Awesome.

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3 days ago

The Gabriel Foundation

Attention music aficionados! Higgins would love to share his interest in jazz and blues with just the right person. Higgins is a wild caught Timneh African Grey parrot, purchased in 1983 from a now closed pet store. Wild caught Grey parrots were widely imported into the bird sales market before the Wild Bird Conservation Act went into effect in 1992. Higgins is a hoot, from the whistling with vibrato and a gravelly voice to the sounds of fingers snapping and of course his fondness for jazz and blues. Along with his taste in music Higgins now enjoys a varied diet and requests that his new home has plenty of wood to shred, toilet paper rolls and cardboard to take apart, bite by bite. Invest in Higgin's trust and you will reap the rewards!

For more information about our adoption process, please visit our website.

thegabrielfoundation.org/adoption/adoption-process/
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Attention music aficionados! Higgins would love to share his interest in jazz and blues with just the right person. Higgins is a wild caught Timneh African Grey parrot, purchased in 1983 from a now closed pet store. Wild caught Grey parrots were widely imported into the bird sales market before the Wild Bird Conservation Act went into effect in 1992. Higgins is a hoot, from the whistling with vibrato and a gravelly voice to the sounds of fingers snapping and of course his fondness for jazz and blues. Along with his taste in music Higgins now enjoys a varied diet and requests that his new home has plenty of wood to shred, toilet paper rolls and cardboard to take apart, bite by bite. Invest in Higgins trust and you will reap the rewards!

For more information about our adoption process, please visit our website.

http://thegabrielfoundation.org/adoption/adoption-process/

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Hope he finds a wonderful forever home! His little face is so full of personality. I thought wild caught were less likely to pluck? What is his feather problem?

Love it. I play violin for the animals at the zoo and Marvel :)

I had a wild caught B&G, my best buddy. Miss him every day. Dr.s estimate he was 40-50 at the time of his passing based on his band #. He was a rescue with an unknown history. All we had was band # and what quarantine station he came from with a approximation of what year he passed through.

Timnehs are wonderful birds. We had a wildcaught TAG years ago (had come from the shelter) that was the most loving and loyal parrot after six months of gently gaining his trust. Wish we weren't so far away...in CA.

Aww hope he gets a good home!

He's beautiful! Wish I were closer

I fell in love with his personality while volunteering. He is a wonderful little guy. Sassy too!

I think I'm in love! TAG's are the best!

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