Rabbits are the third most popular pet in the UK. However, there is still a lot of confusion and mixed information given to rabbit owners about their care.
As a practice we understand that rabbits are intelligent, sociable and fun creatures. We also believe that they are just as much part of the family as our canine and feline friends. As such, we have invested time and effort in attaining accreditation with the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund as a Silver practice.
Due to this our vets and nurses are able to provide advice on correct diet, vaccination, regular health checks and worming among other things. We aim to help you to prevent many of the conditions which negatively impact rabbit welfare.
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About the RWAF
The Rabbit Welfare Association &Fund (RWAF) is the only charity in the UK dedicated to improving the lives of pet rabbits through education and campaigning.
Although rabbits are popular pets, they are often misunderstood. Additionally, they tend to be seen as cheap and easy pets, whereas they actually have quite complicated needs. In veterinary terms they are classed as ‘Exotics’. Because of this, many vet practices don’t have the specialist skills and knowledge to provide proper treatment and advise owners accordingly.
As a result, the RWAF have held a list of ‘rabbit friendly vets’ for over 10 years now. They survey every vet that applies to be on the list. Their Vet Specialist, Dr Richard Saunders then assesses each application individually. The assessment covers a host of areas such as a rabbit waiting area and ward, pain management, diagnosis and the skills of the vet themselves. Those that meet the standard are awarded either ‘Silver’ or ‘Gold’ status. The RWAF advise rabbit owners that using a rabbit savvy vet is vital.