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    Default How and Why did you decide on your vet?

    As the title says really, was it on recommendation, trial and error, asking them squillions of questions ..... or some other reason??

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    They are a 2minute drive from my front door. Answered the questions i asked them professionally and well in my opinion.

    I phoned 3 vets when looking to get Biccy neutered & vacc'd. 1 told me he didnt need vaccinating as he was a house bun, 1 wanted to charge me 50 per vaccination and 150 for the neuter, and this one has been awesome that i use now

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    My vet was recomended by the lady that runs the rabbit rescue in Scunthorpe.


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    My mam already used these vets before I was born, but I'm happy with how they do things. They got all 4 of my rats through various operations despite one having chronic lung problems which impressed me.
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    Well when I first got my first rabbit last summer, I knew I'd never thrust my 'normal' vet to treat him or to neuter him. The vet was more for big animals and cats and dogs rather than rabbits.

    So I did some reserch and found a good vet about half an hour away. They had a good website. So I emaliled them abou neutering and they emailed back and it all sounded great.

    So then Cooper got ill all of a sudden. he stopped pooing and eatting hay. But he had a blockage from a fleece blanket. So mum rang up the small animal vets I was emalinfg a while back to make an appointment and they said they also have another clinic which is just 15mins away from us with the same vets and that but they just do different shifts between the places.

    So we went there and there excellet. I also bring my cats ad dogs and guinea pigs there now too as I realised that stuff my old vet was doing was wrong and he didnt treat the animals that well and that.
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    I'd used mine with all my pets since they had opened a 5 minute walk away. Luckily, they are pretty good with small animals and were amazing with the guinea pigs when I rescued them.

    They know the rabbits (and me) pretty well and I'm generally happy with the vets.
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    Recommendation on here

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    The one I go to at the moment was recommended on here but its a 45 min car journey and it just stresses the bunnies soooo much! They were physically shaking and their little hearts were going mega fast y'day by the time we got there. Its a brilliant practice but I don't know if I can keep putting them through the trauma of it all!

    I just rang the local RSPCA centre and they've recommended the vet that's 10 mins away from us saying - and I quote 'for smallies, the best one in the area is XXXX, they're really very good'!!

    Might give them a call and ask them a squillion questions ....... I used to take my budgies there and they were good with them on the rare occasion we had to visit! (nice big waiting room too so can keep away from the dogs)! - This is their website : http://www.tvhc.co.uk/


    ETA : I'm also going to ring the local Animal Rescue and see who they recommend!
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    recommended on here

    (my mum has always used them, but i didn't know they were a rabbit savvy vet. was pleasant to find out that i had one so close )
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    I used the one that my family reccomended, and then found it was good on here I think.

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