Dr. Ford owns Avian Veterinary Specialty Services, thus providing avian veterinary consultation and surgical services, primarily for wildlife projects, throughout North America. He is an avian consultant for VIN. 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. 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 is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His practice is restricted solely to avian patients and he sees pet birds part time when not on field work assignments.