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    It's a while since I had rabbits, almost two years, but yes, they were taken seriously by the vets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loobers25 View Post
    I agree with that article. "Don't assume owners won't pay for treatment"

    Everytime Toby has gone to vets it's out of hours charge, xray, glucose reading, fluids, meds, overnight stay. And I wouldn't it want it any other way.

    Don't you agree RU as owners we want the best and all the options!

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    Definitely

    I always appreciate an estimate of the cost as well. Useful for managing the credit card
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    Abosultely at mine: the head vet is a rabbit specialist and while his wife isn't great with rabbits, she's nonetheless thorough etc. and would pass it on if it was serious. The nurses all love bunnies and a few have their own as well It's a little independent practice and he does teaching at Nott'm Uni Vets School too. I don't think they have any qualms about telling owners what their options are as there's a lot of people there who do bring in valued family members, not just an animal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcwrites View Post
    Yes.

    In fact, at the practice I go to, 2 out of the 4 vets are exotics trained. The 3rd has a very sincere interest in them, and is going to do additional training. The 4th is the "cat friendly" specialist. Which means, for all my animals, I'm perfectly covered. And it is literally only 5 minutes or so away. When Arce went into stasis (before we lost her) Z and S fought tooth and nail to get her through it, and gifted us an additional 2 months with OH's Lady. When Selene came off significantly worse during big group bonding, D (the one with interest, wanting to do more training) treated her absolutely fantastically. When we last saw Z, I spotted Twigs Way's foraging/gardening books on the side, and that's what Z has been using for this week's RAW posts (alongside a couple of my photos ). I wish the layout of the waiting rooms was more exotics friendly (though Aurora tortoise doesn't give a monkeys to be fair, but the rabbits sadly really do), but space is extremely restricted there. They have "dog" and "cat" halves, so of course we usually use the cat side. However, the amount of dog owners who just sit wherever they want irritates the heck out of me, but you can't fix stupid. But really, I'll take that considering the quality of service the vets and their staff actually offer.

    I wish everyone were so lucky to have such good rabbit vets on their doorstep.

    I have known vets that have separate waiting areas (my normal vet doesn't) and I've always found they've been respected. Perhaps have a quiet word with reception? Bunnies being stressed more than they need to be by a vet visit isn't ever a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Good to see you again - I hope you're OK?

    Yes I wish that more vets topped up their knowledge. There's so much to learn about rabbits and to be at a loss when owners turn up with them isn't acceptable these days.
    Thank you :-) I know itís been ages since Iíve been on :-/ yes and no lol.

    Yes exactly! Iíve even seen posts in bunny groups where people ask for help from other bunny owners in what to do because their local vet doesnít really do anything or wonít treat bunnies, (I will add usually those extremes are more countries where pet bunnies are a new concept still). We are lucky at least to have RWAF to point owners in the right direction x


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    Quote Originally Posted by Truffpuff View Post
    Thank you :-) I know itís been ages since Iíve been on :-/ yes and no lol.

    Yes exactly! Iíve even seen posts in bunny groups where people ask for help from other bunny owners in what to do because their local vet doesnít really do anything or wonít treat bunnies, (I will add usually those extremes are more countries where pet bunnies are a new concept still). We are lucky at least to have RWAF to point owners in the right direction x


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    Yes we have loads of resources on the Internet, but nothing quite surpasses that vet with an acute eye of observation. I've been so lucky that my lovely vet has spotted stuff that I didn't even go along to discuss
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    Quote Originally Posted by orangediva View Post
    Mineís fantastic - heís an RWAF recommeneded and qualified exotics vet who speaks at the RWAF conferences, has published rabbit articles and has rabbits of his own. Heís always knowledgable and up to date and always has time for my rabbits. Sometimes that does mean he runs a bit late - I donít care about that, I know he gives all the animals his full attention. The out of hours vet we saw at the surgery last year for a not eating Trevor at the same surgery (itís a vet hospital) was also brilliant. Would recommend them to anyone.

    It sounds like you possibly have one of the very best vets there

    I love that he has rabbits of his own. Must be interesting chatting with him, apart from the consult!
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    I'm lucky that my vet (now) is one of the foremost exotic vets in Europe but have had bad experiences when a new bunny mum with others. It's something I really have to stress to people on fb groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunslave View Post
    I'm lucky that my vet (now) is one of the foremost exotic vets in Europe but have had bad experiences when a new bunny mum with others. It's something I really have to stress to people on fb groups.

    Are they amenable to advice?

    It's a bit of a pain that we have to gen up ourselves so much when taking our rabbits to (most) vets, but it's the best we can do for these vulnerable critters. And anyway, learning about them tends to become a bit of an addiction
    Please vaccinate your rabbits for RHD2 as well ..
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