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    Thanks, I scanned over it earlier but will give it a proper read when I get chance later

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    A little update: Took Phillip to the vets tonight. He's on more antibiotics to kill any remaining infection. The vet said his bladder felt very normal and comfortable and he appears in great condition, and has actually gained 0.2kg over the past couple of weeks.
    If these antibiotics don't work then the next step will be diagnostic imaging and/or a referral to a rabbit specialist.

    So my next question is, does anyone have experience of seeing a rabbit specialist and if so, how much would I be expecting to pay for a consultation, xray, etc with them.
    I know it will differ between specialists but it is likely to be significantly more than a normal vet practice? I pay 36 per consultation at my normal vets.
    I will do whatever is needed, and he is insured but the available money left to claim seems to be dramatically decreasing! So just looking for a bit of advice really as to what I can expect from this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nap91 View Post
    A little update: Took Phillip to the vets tonight. He's on more antibiotics to kill any remaining infection. The vet said his bladder felt very normal and comfortable and he appears in great condition, and has actually gained 0.2kg over the past couple of weeks.
    If these antibiotics don't work then the next step will be diagnostic imaging and/or a referral to a rabbit specialist.

    So my next question is, does anyone have experience of seeing a rabbit specialist and if so, how much would I be expecting to pay for a consultation, xray, etc with them.
    I know it will differ between specialists but it is likely to be significantly more than a normal vet practice? I pay 36 per consultation at my normal vets.
    I will do whatever is needed, and he is insured but the available money left to claim seems to be dramatically decreasing! So just looking for a bit of advice really as to what I can expect from this point.
    In my experience the initial Consultation with a Specialist may be a bit more costly. But that is not always the case. The cost of diagnostics can vary widely, so I honestly would not like to say what you should expect. If your Vet does refer you make sure you obtain an estimate up front (from the Specialist Vet) and also get the approval of your Insurance Company. I have known of cases where Insurance Companies try to get out of settling a claim if the Client has taken their Pet to a Specialist not on a Specific list held by the Insurance Company.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nap91 View Post
    A little update: Took Phillip to the vets tonight. He's on more antibiotics to kill any remaining infection. The vet said his bladder felt very normal and comfortable and he appears in great condition, and has actually gained 0.2kg over the past couple of weeks.
    If these antibiotics don't work then the next step will be diagnostic imaging and/or a referral to a rabbit specialist.

    So my next question is, does anyone have experience of seeing a rabbit specialist and if so, how much would I be expecting to pay for a consultation, xray, etc with them.
    I know it will differ between specialists but it is likely to be significantly more than a normal vet practice? I pay 36 per consultation at my normal vets.
    I will do whatever is needed, and he is insured but the available money left to claim seems to be dramatically decreasing! So just looking for a bit of advice really as to what I can expect from this point.

    Hi there.

    If you're seeing a 'rabbit specialist' as opposed to a specialist such as ophthalmologist for example, it's likely they won't charge any more than your usual vet. I've found this to be the case all the way down the line with my rabbits.

    I do appreciate the situation of the pot of money being used up, I've been there as have lots of others, but get an estimate of costs/ consults/ blood tests etc before you go.

    Is the rabbit specialist far to get to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    In my experience the initial Consultation with a Specialist may be a bit more costly. But that is not always the case. The cost of diagnostics can vary widely, so I honestly would not like to say what you should expect. If your Vet does refer you make sure you obtain an estimate up front (from the Specialist Vet) and also get the approval of your Insurance Company. I have known of cases where Insurance Companies try to get out of settling a claim if the Client has taken their Pet to a Specialist not on a Specific list held by the Insurance Company.
    Thank you for that information, that's really useful to know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Hi there.

    If you're seeing a 'rabbit specialist' as opposed to a specialist such as ophthalmologist for example, it's likely they won't charge any more than your usual vet. I've found this to be the case all the way down the line with my rabbits.

    I do appreciate the situation of the pot of money being used up, I've been there as have lots of others, but get an estimate of costs/ consults/ blood tests etc before you go.

    Is the rabbit specialist far to get to?

    Thank you for the reply - that gives me a bit of hope!
    I'm actually not sure where our nearest one is, I'm based in Hampshire. My local vet has been great and is going to look into where all the local specialists are, get some ideas of prices, then let me know next week, which is lovely of her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nap91 View Post
    Thank you for the reply - that gives me a bit of hope!
    I'm actually not sure where our nearest one is, I'm based in Hampshire. My local vet has been great and is going to look into where all the local specialists are, get some ideas of prices, then let me know next week, which is lovely of her.

    Hopefully you'll not have to travel far.

    I ended up travelling two and a half hours there and the same back (and waiting all day for procedures and test results etc) but it was worth every minute to get such wonderful advice and treatment.
    Confidence in your vet is worth it's weight in gold

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