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Rabbits

Valley Vets are pleased to offer a comprehensive, caring service to all rabbit owners.

  • We are very proud to be Practice Members of the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund and be listed by them as a “Rabbit Friendly” Practice. We would encourage all our rabbit owners to support this highly worthwhile organization. Sadly, despite being the third most popular pet in the UK, rabbits are still one of the most neglected domestic animals.
  • We strongly advise vaccination of all kits, starting as young as six weeks of age. The single vaccination helps to protect against myxomatosis and rabbit ( viral ) haemorrhagic disease.
  • We also recommend annual full physical examinations. Booster vaccinations are given as needed, to maintain protection against myxomatosis and RHD.
  • Rabbits may require regular treatment for external parasites e.g. fleas and mites. Please contact us for individual advice.
  • All rabbit owners need to be aware of fly strike and how to minimize the risks. Please contact us for individual advice.
  • Our two Veterinary Hospitals in Cardiff and Ystrad Mynach share their premises with an emergency service called Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service Ltd (V.E.T.S.). This means that we can provide uninterrupted continual care to our patients on-site, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • We have facilities to hospitalize rabbits away from predator species ( dogs and cat ) in all our branches, as well as separate isolation kennels for infectious cases. This helps to minimize stress, whilst hospitalized. We also use lots of hay and hide boxes to help further reduce stress. If your rabbit has a companion, then we highly recommend they also stay with us during the period that the patient is hospitalized.
  • We provide comprehensive medical, dental and surgical care, including orthopaedic surgery. More complex dental and orthopaedic surgery is done at our Cardiff Hospital.
  • Valley Vets Ltd encourages all clients to insure their rabbit to help cover veterinary treatment fees.

Our Cardiff, Ystrad Mynach and Caerphilly branches are accredited Veterinary Nurse Training Practices. Student veterinary nurses work alongside our qualified staff and attend external college regularly, to attain the qualifications necessary to become an RVN (Registered Veterinary Nurse). To retain this qualification, our RVN’s must attend regular and on-going training courses each and every year.

Our nurses will provide free advice to clients on the following subjects:

  • Worming and parasite control.
  • Dental care.
  • Obesity problems.
  • Diet.
  • Basic training problems.

Please contact us to make an appointment with a nurse, or a veterinary surgeon.

Are you thinking of getting a rabbit?

The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund provide prospective rabbit owners with excellent general advice. For further help, please visit the Information Leaflets and Advice section on www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk

Do you need help understanding your rabbit’s behaviour?

The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund provide all rabbit owners with excellent advice and factsheets on understanding behaviour. For further help, please visit the Information Leaflets and Advice section on www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk

Has your rabbit been recently diagnosed with a medical condition?

The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund provide all rabbit owners with excellent advice and factsheets on many conditions and their treatment. For further help, please visit the Information Leaflets and Advice section on www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk