More vets, more locations, more time!

The Melbourne Rabbit Clinic website is back in business! July saw some big changes for the clinic, with extended hours, the return of Dr Alice Phan and the start of Dr Narelle Walter’s day clinics at Essendon and Point Cook Animal Accident and Emergency Centres. Melbourne Rabbit Clinic is now open to 6pm on Mondays,…

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Senior Month- having geriatric pets

GETTING OLDER Caring for the elderly rabbit or guinea pig… So your little furry friend is getting older… As with any older animals, geriatric critters require an increase in hands on care and observation. Rabbits and guinea pigs are very good at hiding any signs of illness and hence it is important to spend plenty…

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Free Nurse check ups for geriatric pets

It is Senior month at Melbourne Rabbit Clinic and to celebrate we are offering free Nurse check-up appointments for your pet if it is older than 6 years. Please read the post on “having a geriatric pet” and give our lovely staff a call to take up this amazing opportunity. Also Dr Alice Phan will…

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Health update: Flystrike!

With flies being prominent in the warmer and humid season, unwell outside rabbits are at risk of flystrike. Flies are attracted to rabbits with urine scald, faecal scald, weepy eyes and discharging wounds. Flies lay their eggs on the soiled or wet fur and maggots hatch within 12 hours. Maggots can release a form of…

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Trialing Monday evenings

We’ve extended Monday opening hours to 8pm. We have more toys for rabbits in the clinic! These include chew toys, throw toys and great cocoons to hide in. We also have a range of gourmet hays available: Oxbow Western Timothy Hay, Botanical Hay, and Orchard Grass Hay which may help entice rabbits and guinea pigs to eat more hay.

Happy New Year!

We’re excited to start 2013 with some good news:

Congratulations to Tim Ruschena and Lauren Sebek on completing their veterinary degree. We will miss them on our nursing team but wish them all the best in their future veterinary careers.

Remember to keep your rabbits and guinea pigs cool during the summer heat.

Clinic hours during the festive season

Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you have a healthy hoppy jolly one! Our opening hours over this period are as follows: Monday 24th Dec 9-5pm Tuesday 25th Dec CLOSED Christmas Day Wednesday 26th Dec CLOSED Boxing Day Thursday 27th Dec 9-5pm Friday 28th Dec 9-5pm Saturday 29th Dec 9-12:30pm Sunday 30th Dec CLOSED Monday 31st…

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The Melbourne Rabbit Clinic is growing

You may have noticed some changes in staff rostered on. Our family at the Melbourne Rabbit Clinic is growing. We have welcomed on board Hollie onto our nursing team and also Katrina at reception. Mean while on the vet side of things, Dr Alice has just returned from a conference on exotic small mammals in…

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Seagrass Toys!

Environmental enrichment is so important for our pet rabbits and guinea pigs and for us! Playing does wonders for relationships. We’ve got a great selection of seagrass toys at the moment: the two way tunnels (a big bunny favourite), seagrass mats (great for screenign off areas, rolling into a homemade tunnels or cable tieing to furniture…

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