Category Archives: Clinic News

Wine and Bloods Night

Melbourne Rabbit Clinic celebrates an evening of getting to know your pet’s blood better Recently Melbourne Rabbit Clinic has been updating our medical protocols in regards to haematology – the study of our patients’ blood.  With the help of Dr Brad Galgut from ASAP veterinary pathology labs, and the donation of blood from some of our own (less than thrilled) bunnies and piggies, we have been

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Vaccination Shortages and the K5 Release

This month marks the beginning of the Australian Government’s release of the K5 strain of RHDV, the virus most commonly known as calicivirus.  As previously mentioned in our coverage of the changing landscape of calicivirus strains present in Australia, K5 is an RHDVa strain, a form of virus similar to our original RHDV1 strain of calicivirus, which was introduced to control the wild rabbit

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Hoppy Holidays!

It’s time for end of year holidays for all of us at Melbourne Rabbit Clinic   Just like that, 2016 is drawing to a close!  As always we will be closed over the  Christmas/New Year period; our last open day of the year will be Saturday 24 December, and we’ll be back open for 2017 on Tuesday 3 January.  We’d like to thank all of

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Update on the Move

We’re really excited the move is happening! In the process of moving our equipment we are down to 1 phone line for the short time so please “bear” with us. Our contact phone number is still the same. We’ll be practising from a temporary location at Point Cook Animal Accident and Emergency with slightly varied clinic hours from the 22nd February 2016 onwards for

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Head-tilts and Holidays

An update on our E. cuniculi policy and all the end of year news As new veterinary studies are published and more information is discovered, the Melbourne Rabbit Clinic is updating our medical protocol regarding treating and preventing E. cuniculi.  This parasite can cause diseases to the central nervous system, eyes and kidneys in affected rabbits. We are also excited to announce that our clinic’s three

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Summer Bugs

Flies, mozzies and other nasties The start of summer has been warm and wet, which is unfortunately is perfect weather for nasty bugs.  This means that we are seeing a lot of flystrike at the moment. Flystrike occurs when flies are attracted to abnormal smells (urine, faeces or damp skin) and lay their eggs in the rabbit or guinea pig’s coat.  These eggs hatch into

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Summer is Coming

The importance of heat avoidance October heat has hit Melbourne over the last week, and we have already heard lots of stories of toasty buns (and piggies).  As the weather warms up we just want to remind everyone that our little furry friends are not as good at dealing with the heat as we are.  While we can strip down to our undies and

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Dental Month at Melbourne Rabbit Clinic

It’s time to check out those ever-growing smiles Dental Month at Melbourne Rabbit Clinic has arrived, and is running all through September and to the end of October.  Our little furry friends have constantly growing teeth, and for many bunnies and guinea pigs regular check-ups are important to ensure that they are still growing at the right angles.  Poor (low hay) diet, genetics and

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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, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Our Thursdays continue to be

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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 be leaving us this month to work in the

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