View Full Version : how far do you travel to your vets?.........

03-08-2010, 07:30 PM
the reason im asking is because im desperate to find a rabbit savey vet i think i may have found one but its about a 20 minute drive there and back is this to far for a bunny to travel?

03-08-2010, 07:32 PM
Now about two mins :D But it used to be about 15mins

If you can find a vet thats as good closer to home then its not worth it but a good rabbit vet is worth the journey in my opinion

03-08-2010, 07:32 PM
I travel between 45 mins to an hour.The buns are in their box,secure and I talk to them.My vet is just ace.

mini lop1
03-08-2010, 07:33 PM
10-15minute walk

Bunny Buddy
03-08-2010, 07:33 PM
20 minutes definitely isn't a long way to travel to rabbit savvy vet - I wish mine was that close.

We travel about 40 minutes/20 miles to ours.

03-08-2010, 07:35 PM
I'm about a 15-20 minute drive away. i don't think its that far to go and definitely worth it for a good vet!

03-08-2010, 07:35 PM

Mine is about 20 - 30 minutes away too!
I use them cause they are the only ones I could find around my area that specialise in bunnies. :)

I do have closer vets in case of an emergency! :) you never know. :?

03-08-2010, 07:48 PM
Over the road!

03-08-2010, 07:48 PM
I travel from Milton Keynes to Northampton to my excellent bunny vet - about a 25-30 minute journey on a good day. In my opinion, it's worth it to see the right vet.

BB Mommy
03-08-2010, 07:49 PM
20 mins drive

03-08-2010, 08:03 PM
Mine's about a 15 min drive through town. I was considering a very much closer one but the one I go to was so good with Bingley's eye op and his aftercare I decided to stay with them.

03-08-2010, 08:12 PM
Mine is a five minute drive and I'm confident in them, though I usually request a specific vet and wouldn't be happy if I couldn't see one of the girls who specialises in small pets (rabbits, hamsters, rats, etc).
It definitely reassures me that they are so close in case of an emergency - I don't drive so somewhere in walking or bus-ing distance was essential for me.

Blackberry & Co
03-08-2010, 08:12 PM
5 mins drive for the local branch, 20 - 25 mins drive for the large branch/hospital.

03-08-2010, 08:18 PM
About 30 minutes but it is worth it! Old vet was 15 minutes away, but will never go there again!

03-08-2010, 08:23 PM
thank you for all your replies, im gonna give them a call tomorrow and ask them a few questions, i've had a look on there website and thay have a vet whos interests are rabbits and endocrinology? and one whos intresets are exotics and small mammels. i was also talking to a friend today whos son is in his 3rd year of vet training and has worked in there and he said thay see a lot of rabbits etc.. in there. When he worked in the vet i use now it was all cats and dogs! when i asked my current vet if thay do many spayes he said 'only a trickle'.

03-08-2010, 08:29 PM
Mines the same vets as Mackers and although I get there from a different direction it's still worth the 30 min drive.

I have a vets that's 5 mins away for the dog and would use them if it was a real emergency but prefer to go to Northampton

louise and Gus
03-08-2010, 08:34 PM
Where is Essex are you :wave:

I travel about 25 mins to my vet, it is worth it because he is great! I use William Lewis at Wylie's in Upminster

03-08-2010, 08:40 PM
im in clacton -on -sea

louise and Gus
03-08-2010, 08:42 PM
im in clacton -on -sea

Ah bit far from Wylie's then! Sorry I don't know of any vets up your way, but it is definitely worth travelling for a good vet :)

03-08-2010, 09:32 PM
30-40 minutes - mainly motorway. Means we can see a rabbit savvy vet. :thumb:

03-08-2010, 09:34 PM
'bout 15 min! :wave:

03-08-2010, 10:19 PM
It normally takes me 25-30 minutes to get to my vet. There's a smaller branch (it's tiiiiny!) in the next town but I never bother going there as they never have the meds I need in stock and it's so small, I can't keep the buns away from the inevitable barking slobbery dogs that always seem to be in there :lol:

If you're worried about your bunny being in the carrier, just make sure it's comfortable (pop a fleecey blanket in!) and pop in a little bit of your bunnies favourite veg. Also, when you're in the waiting room you can pop your coat or jumper over the carrier - leaving space for the air to gt in - to make bunny feel a little more enclosed and safer. :)

03-08-2010, 10:20 PM
About 15 minutes

03-08-2010, 10:22 PM
my standered ones are 20min drive there adn 20 min drive back. i have an "expert" consultant at 45min drive and my rabbit expert who i see regularly when visiting mum which is 2-3hours drive depending on traffic my busn travel well though i assume it owuld depend on the bunny! xx

03-08-2010, 10:46 PM
2 minute walk for me:wave:

03-08-2010, 11:08 PM
5 minute drive to mine. They are a veterinary hospital and are quite rabbit savvy and the emergency vets there are amazing and also very rabbit savvy.

bunny babe
03-08-2010, 11:08 PM
:wave: About 40 mins to my bunny savvy vet and well worth the trip.

03-08-2010, 11:13 PM
My old vets (where I used to take the bunnies) used to take about 30-40 minutes to get to, and my current one is about 20 minutes if the traffic isn't too bad.

Out of interest, which vet is it? You're a fair way from me, but I'm always interested to hear of good small animal vets. :)

03-08-2010, 11:13 PM
2 minute walk for me:wave:

I'm more jealous than I can say!! :lol:

03-08-2010, 11:54 PM
3 minute drive, to the seafront. Excellent vets, both the nurses and the vets are wonderful there.

Very helpful when Biccy wouldnt eat/drink after his neuter, gave me free syringes and recovery food etc when i went back the following day!

04-08-2010, 08:04 AM
Out of interest, which vet is it? You're a fair way from me, but I'm always interested to hear of good small animal vets.
its the colne valley veterianry practice , in colchester, in the yellow pages it said 'interest in exotic animals' and one particula vet intrest in rabbits.which im sure is gonna be better than the vet i use now, as the last vet i saw did'nt seem to know the backend of a rabbit from the front!:lol: i only got charged half a consultation fee because she could'nt check my buns teeth properly! i came out thinking what a waste of time that was, and still did'nt know if buns teeth ok.

04-08-2010, 08:10 AM
15 mins I do have one 5 mins away but I prefer the one 15 mins away.

04-08-2010, 08:24 AM
20 minute drive for us here! Only in the next town of Rugby!

04-08-2010, 09:23 AM
Five minutes on foot, she has her studio down my road. :oops:

04-08-2010, 09:46 AM
I'm more jealous than I can say!! :lol:


04-08-2010, 11:21 AM
6 min drive for me (oh yes, I timed it :oops:).
They are quite a big practice, with 2 smaller clinics in nearby towns, but the main hospital is in my town, so I like that they have all the equipment there.

Plus, my vet is lovely, and although is allergic to rabbits (yes, really :lol:), loves treating them. She works all hours and must be knackered, but really knows her stuff! I wouldn't see anyone else.

I'm moving to Hampshire next year though and have been researching vets already!! :oops::oops::oops:

04-08-2010, 11:31 AM
30-40 min drive for me ..... did have one closer but had absolutely no faith in them so for me the drive is definitely worth it - plus they were recommended to me by Tuckerbunnies on here so I know they know their stuff!!

04-08-2010, 11:35 AM
2 mins away but will now only use them for vaccinations. They are not clued up on rabbits so the new vet is about 40 mins away.

04-08-2010, 01:19 PM
two mins...