How to Choose a Rabbit-Experienced Vet
The time to find a veterinarian is now, not when your rabbit is sick and you are forced to take what you can get. A good place to start in finding your rabbit’s veterinarian is to ask for recommendations from pet shop personnel, other rabbit owners and rabbit special interest groups. Then move on to interviewing the veterinarians. The secret here is not to ask “Do you see rabbits?” but, rather, “Who in town should I take may rabbit to?” If the vet volunteers “We see rabbits,” jot down his or her name. Take the time to call around in a radius from your home that you feel would be close enough to take your rabbit in case of a problem. Select two or three and call for an appointment to meet them. Most hospitals charge for an office visit, but some waive the fee for a quick non-medical consultation. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
You need to have a way to discern his or her level of knowledge and experience with rabbits and, just as important, your ability to communicate with each other. A good rabbit veterinarian will have a working knowledge of rabbit anatomy and physiology, nutrition and the common diseases and syndromes of rabbits. Rabbits should make up a sizable part of the vet’s practice. Unless you find a specialty practice, it is unlikely that rabbits will make up a significant portion of the patients, but 10 percent would be an acceptable minimum.
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Rabbit Savior Veterinarians
Below is a list of the veterinarians that are part of Rabbit Savior’s expanding network. These are the vets that we have a relationship with and actively recommend. Our Bun Bill™ Assistance does cover out-of-network veterinarians so our members are not limited to this list. If you work at a vet or hospital that treats rabbits, or know of a great rabbit vet in your area, have them contact us today.
Exotic Animal Veterinary Center
Exotic Animal Veterinary Center is a full service veterinary hospital that treats all types of exotic pets. Your pets’ health and well-being are very important to us, and we take every possible opportunity to provide an exceptional client experience and to give our patients the care they deserve.
Mariposa Veterinary Wellness Center
We believe in compassionate medicine – offering the best balance of care for our patients while educating their owners. We focus on treating the whole animal, building a partnership with you, and using all appropriate therapeutic options to achieve optimal wellness for your pet.
Susan J. Tyson, VMD, MS – Avian & Exotic Medical Surgical Center
We are offering wellness, sick, and surgical care to exotic owners. The majority of our case load is currently rabbits and surgical care will include dental health to orthopedic surgery. We plan to add CT scan capabilities in 1-2 years. We are offering specialty referral and primary care to fill the needs between small practitioners and large referral hospitals.
1710 Fairmount Ave, 2nd Flr, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130, United States / 215.995.4019
Pet Care Veterinary Hospital
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Pet Care Veterinary Hospital has been providing compassionate, state-of-the-art preventative, diagnostic, and surgical veterinary care for the Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Williamsburg, and Newport News area since 1984. We are an AAHA-accredited and Fear Free Certified Hospital, employing advanced technologies and procedures, including digital X-ray, ultrasound, laser therapy and dentistry as well as routine examinations and vaccinations.
5201 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462 United States/ 757.473.0111
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We are currently building our vet network and will have a list of vets posted late February.