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    I’m very fortunate that I was working in a vets when I got our first bun Truffle so I knew who I could trust as “Bunny experts” and now I have a local vet who’s also a friend and he’s the “bunny guy” at that vets so I trust him with Truffle and Luther.

    In the days when I was much younger and had a bunny I can’t even remember going to the vets with her, I think they were still such an exotic pet they weren’t seen like cats and dogs.
    It makes me so sad to read so many stories and see distressed owners in other countries too that have no rabbit savvy vets, or particularly competent vets at all. The owners want what’s best for their bunnies and look after them well but are failed by today’s medicine when things happen and vets are needed :-(

    Personally I think vets should all be encouraged to go to more CPD conferences that are bunny or exotics based because rabbits are such common pets now and they are so complicated medically.


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    Mine’s fantastic - he’s an RWAF recommeneded and qualified exotics vet who speaks at the RWAF conferences, has published rabbit articles and has rabbits of his own. He’s always knowledgable and up to date and always has time for my rabbits. Sometimes that does mean he runs a bit late - I don’t 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 (it’s a vet hospital) was also brilliant. Would recommend them to anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truffpuff View Post
    I’m very fortunate that I was working in a vets when I got our first bun Truffle so I knew who I could trust as “Bunny experts” and now I have a local vet who’s also a friend and he’s the “bunny guy” at that vets so I trust him with Truffle and Luther.

    In the days when I was much younger and had a bunny I can’t even remember going to the vets with her, I think they were still such an exotic pet they weren’t seen like cats and dogs.
    It makes me so sad to read so many stories and see distressed owners in other countries too that have no rabbit savvy vets, or particularly competent vets at all. The owners want what’s best for their bunnies and look after them well but are failed by today’s medicine when things happen and vets are needed :-(

    Personally I think vets should all be encouraged to go to more CPD conferences that are bunny or exotics based because rabbits are such common pets now and they are so complicated medically.


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    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.
    Please vaccinate your rabbits for RHD2 as well ..
    Two more house rabbit deaths just confirmed


    Reliable, up to date advice on RHD2: http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...40#post7012340

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    I saw it on FHBs FB page too

    https://www.facebook.com/RabbitVet/

    It's all change for my lovely Vets in Twickenham now, but they are sure to remain as caring, competent and compassionate as they always have been



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    I saw it on FHBs FB page too

    https://www.facebook.com/RabbitVet/

    It's all change for my lovely Vets in Twickenham now, but they are sure to remain as caring, competent and compassionate as they always have been

    I don't have a personal Facebook account so that's good to know it's there too

    What changes are happening at Twickenham Vet Surgery?
    Please vaccinate your rabbits for RHD2 as well ..
    Two more house rabbit deaths just confirmed


    Reliable, up to date advice on RHD2: http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...40#post7012340

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    I don't have a personal Facebook account so that's good to know it's there too

    What changes are happening at Twickenham Vet Surgery?
    A personal FB Account is not needed to be able to view the page

    TVS are now part of Independent Vetcare

    https://www.independentvetcare.co.uk/



    A Rabbit Savvy small animal Veterinary Surgery in Twickenham, SW London
    https://www.twickenhamvets.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    A personal FB Account is not needed to be able to view the page

    TVS are now part of Independent Vetcare

    https://www.independentvetcare.co.uk/

    Thanks for that!

    https://www.vettimes.co.uk/news/uks-...ngry-for-more/

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    Please vaccinate your rabbits for RHD2 as well ..
    Two more house rabbit deaths just confirmed


    Reliable, up to date advice on RHD2: http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...40#post7012340

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    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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    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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    Exactly this. I want to be told "we would like to do this test and this test to rule out or determine...." none of this silent, sucking of teeth, probably going to be a bit of effort faces!

    P.s. I've found another vets so going to ring them today. I just want them to be bothered, it's really not too much to ask

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    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.

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