Looking for a Rabbit Vet, or Have One?

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Postby AussieBunny » Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:10 pm

Here's some info for Perth Australia-
Dr Elizabeth- Jo Vickridge
Booragoon unit 10/20 Shields Crescent 6154
tel 089339 2321
Exotic Pets Mobile Northern and Southern burbs plus Rockingham

The mobile vet goes to Ocean Reef.

I don't think Australian vets are that great with bunnies, but this vet is a rabbit specialist. You could be wasting your time with other vets (well that was my experience :( )
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Postby Bex » Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:32 am

Does anyone know of a good bunny vet in North East in the UK.
The one i have now seems pretty good but if there are any better ones out there then i would like to know especially with my buns spay coming up in the next few months


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Postby Monz » Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:08 am

This clinic is rabbit savvy.

It is Lynfield vet in auckland, for anyone who lives in auckland New Zealand, his name is Kevin.
Phone: (09) 626-4335

Say Monique and Bunbun referred you :D
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Postby donnamt » Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:02 am

i use maner vets in the midlands, theres an exotics vet based at the hagley road branch, they are great with all the pets ive got/had, we had a dog spayed there not so long ago and they do pre-op checks and post-op checks ill trust them completely with Alvins care :D and i see theyve been recommended already.....
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Postby SchemeOfThings » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:17 pm

Near St Louis, Mo is a rabbit savvy vet who is also a rabbit specialist.

Her website is here: http://www.avafrick.com . She is my vet of choice.
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Postby earthberry » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:35 am

for anyone that lives near Oshkosh WI, USA

Oshkosh Animal Hospital in Oshkosh WI, Great facility, caring and knowlegable staff, good prices.

All Creatures Animal Hospital in Appleton WI is very good.
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Postby Biscuit » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:17 am

In the UK, if you join the RWAF (Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund) who are a charity and do a lot of good work educating people in proper bunny care you will get a list of all the rabbit savvy vets in the UK, you will also get access to a helpline and loads of other things.

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Postby bunnichello » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:51 am

I use Harcourt-Brown vets in Harrogate who have been fantastic. My first bun died after stasis when I had used a local vet and followed their advice. I never used them again.

So when one of my other buns started with stasis, I immediately took him to H-Bs where the treatment and care were profoundly different to my local vet's care. I also rang in advance and without asking, they allowed me to have my bunny seen ahead of those less urgent cases waiting in the surgery.

Bun was kept in for two nights, treated with what must have been all the right things in the right way at the right time, and is now back to being a bouncing bunny.

I was also kept well informed and supplied with what I needed after returning home. When I got concerned the first evening at home, (on a Saturday evening) after I had given him some medicine, I rang the surgery expecting to get an answerphone and wait for a call back, the phone was answered by a vet who knew the bunny's history and was able to tell me exactly what to do.

Tip top marks for them.
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Postby LJBaumber » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:16 am

ooh how far drive is it from York?? I've been going to Abbeyfields Vets near the hospital, and to behonest, wasnt very impressed. Used to go to Tofts in Easingwold, but that was more a livestock vets dealing with farms and that and i live actually in york now
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Postby silvertigerkit » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:26 pm

this must be a long time afterwards but our family uses parramatta veterinary hospital are they good?
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Re: Looking for a Rabbit Vet, or Have One?

Postby gypsymaria » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:04 pm

Hi, new poster here.

I am living in South Korea for a year, teaching English. I just picked up a rabbit from a girl about to leave the country. As a first time rabbit owner, I have no idea whether my new friend is sick, or just dirty. He has a crusty gunk around his nose that makes his breaths sound faintly whistly/wheezy, but only if I'm very close to him. His eyes are clear. He seems energetic enough, is eating fine and all. I did my research and have him on the correct amount of pellets and veggies and hay now-- previous owner fed him nothing but pellets and the same hay used for his bedding/litter.

I live near Seoul, but I am having the darnedest time finding an English-speaking vet here that will deal with rabbits. Internet searches are proving frustrating. Anybody have some good sites to check out for this?

I want to get this guy checked out, cleaned up, maybe get his nails trimmed (I'm nervous about doing it myself the first time, so I'd rather have a vet show me, and I don't know if he's been trimmed regularly before so the veins may have grown out to the tips...). He doesn't SEEM sick, aside from the crusty nose and occasional (adorable) sneezes, but I don't want to take any chances.

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Re: Looking for a Rabbit Vet, or Have One?

Postby franklyrabbit » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:04 am

I'm sorry that I can't help you but welcome to the forum - hopefully someone can point you in the right direction :)
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Re: Looking for a Rabbit Vet, or Have One?

Postby Bindi » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:07 am

Sorry I don't know either, but as for the claws, if he has light coloured claws, you can see a small pink section near the base and the rest is white. With dark clawed rabbits you may be able to shine a light through the claw in order to see the little section. As far as I know, blood vessels will never grow the length of the claw, it wouldn't make any sense for it to. Never cut the pink bit. The white bit is ok to cut but try to do it quickly and confidently because if you hesitate, the rabbit may struggle and kick.
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Re: Looking for a Rabbit Vet, or Have One?

Postby gypsymaria » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:13 am

Thanks. I'll give it a try-- I read the sections on "trancing" a rabbit, and I've trimmed my cat's claws before enough to know what to look for, but I haven't even tried picking him up yet. He seems pretty laid back. Hopefully he's tolerant enough to let me flip him over and handle his paws. I need to get a trimmer first, though. I don't think a human nail clipper will do the trick (it always split my cat's claws when I tried using one). And maybe I should let him get used to me a bit more before I start traumatizing him with mani/pedicure sessions. :lol:

The crusty looking stuff around his nose concerns me more. Should I try to clean him? I know not to immerse him in water, but maybe a gentle wipe-down with a damp cloth? I don't think his scent glands have ever been cleaned either. The previous owner took the rabbit as a favor to another person leaving the country (poor guy's been passed around a bit), and didn't know much about rabbit care. I've been reading the FAQ's and everything to try and be a little better informed.

Oh, his name is Gus, by the way. I'll try to get a picture up on my profile soon. I think I'm a rabbit person for life. I'm already a bit in love with this little guy. The question is whether I would be able to (or should try) to bring him home with me at the end of my contract in Korea...
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Re: Looking for a Rabbit Vet, or Have One?

Postby gypsymaria » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:23 pm

Sorry for the double post, but I think I found a vet in Korea that 1) speaks English and 2) specializes in rodents and other small pets, including rabbits. Whew! Saved!

The website is in Korean, but if anyone else needs this, they can find a phone number on the site and hopefully get a hold of someone who speaks some English. Also you can use Google translate to read some of the articles and things. :)

www acris-ah co kr/index html (Can't post links apparently, but go ahead and put the dots in the correct places, it should work).

I also found a place that sells good rabbit-sized pet carriers for reasonable prices (about $25 for a really nice looking, simple carry case), so I know where to get Gus a carrier when I eventually can afford to take him to the vet for his checkup. :albino:
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