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    Edinburgh Uni Vet School - because I wante dto give my buns the best care. Its a 30 mins drive, but im happy to do this to ensure peace of mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitzy View Post
    Thanks everyone. I just telephoned the vets who were recommended and spoke to a receptionist who told me that Myxo and VHD jabs could be given on the same day and that it would only cost 15 each rabbit for both vaccs!!? (which seems very cheap - current vet charges 40 per rabbit for both vaccs)!

    Anyway, thought I may drop them an email asking a few questions to try and suss them out (and for them to redeem themselves for their receptionist not knowing basic stuff).

    So, what questions would you ask a vet to try and find out if they were rabbit savvy??

    Might put this question on a separate thread actually
    you should definitely not use that vets.

    vaccs need to be given separately - first myxi, 2 weeks later vhd.

    their immune system needs a chance to recover inbetween xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitzy View Post
    Thanks everyone. I just telephoned the vets who were recommended and spoke to a receptionist who told me that Myxo and VHD jabs could be given on the same day and that it would only cost 15 each rabbit for both vaccs!!? (which seems very cheap - current vet charges 40 per rabbit for both vaccs)!

    Anyway, thought I may drop them an email asking a few questions to try and suss them out (and for them to redeem themselves for their receptionist not knowing basic stuff).

    So, what questions would you ask a vet to try and find out if they were rabbit savvy??

    Might put this question on a separate thread actually
    No. no no no no no no!!!!

    Is that a receptionist who said that, or a VET?

    Thats really bad if they do that,

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamL View Post
    No. no no no no no no!!!!

    Is that a receptionist who said that, or a VET?

    Thats really bad if they do that,
    I agree! Either they are not a very rabbit savvy veterinary practice or they really need to train their reception staff!!!
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    There's only one here.




    Luckily they're pretty good, have good emergency facilities, I get on well with the staff, etc. The local rescue uses them for all their rabbits.


    There are one or two things I don't 100% trust them on. I have a backup practice lined up for these cases, but I don't use them regularly cos they're so hard to get to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamL View Post
    No. no no no no no no!!!!

    Is that a receptionist who said that, or a VET?

    Thats really bad if they do that,
    It was the receptionist ........ I've since emailed them with a squizillion questions including - what the length of time I have to wait, if any, between myxi and VHD jabs. So will see what they come back with!!! This was the one that the RSPCA recommended!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitzy View Post
    Thanks everyone. I just telephoned the vets who were recommended and spoke to a receptionist who told me that Myxo and VHD jabs could be given on the same day and that it would only cost 15 each rabbit for both vaccs!!? (which seems very cheap - current vet charges 40 per rabbit for both vaccs)!

    Anyway, thought I may drop them an email asking a few questions to try and suss them out (and for them to redeem themselves for their receptionist not knowing basic stuff).

    So, what questions would you ask a vet to try and find out if they were rabbit savvy??

    Might put this question on a separate thread actually
    that's bad, but I wouldn't necessarily condemn the entire practice based on one error. Maybe the receptionist is new, maybe she had a headache and got in a muddle, maybe she misunderstood......it doesn't mean that the *vets* aren't any good.

    Definitely research more though to see whether the whole practice seems suspect or whether it was just a one-off.


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    weve used the vet since day 1 really, and its 1 of 2 in my local area x
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    I decided on my vet as she's the closest in all honesty, I want a better vet, but cannot travel that far (220 mile round trip if I want a different vet).

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    My first unspayed doe died from uterine cancer. When she was presenting symptoms of blood in the urine, I asked the vet if it could be cancer and he completely poo-poo'ed the idea. I trusted him .

    Thereafter, I swore I would only take my bunnies to a bunny specialist and so I found Guy Carter at Medivet in Watford. It was a bit of a trek down the M1 but worth it, IMO.

    Then a friend told me about the Cat and Rabbit Care Clinic in Northampton - much closer than Watford. Simon and Kim are amazing bunny vets and I've never looked back .


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