How to contact us!

Melbourne Rabbit Clinic is located at 57 Austin Street (Corner Austin Street and Alma Avenue) Ferntree Gully, 3156 Opening Hours Monday………….9am – 7.30pm Tuesday………….9am – 5.30pm Wednesday……..9am – 7.30pm Thursday…………9am – 5.30pm Friday……………..9am – 5.30pm Saturday……………..9am – 1pm Sunday………………….CLOSED   Please call on (03) 9758 8851 to make an appointment


Dangers of dehydration – dealing with gut stasis and lethargic bunnies in the heat of summer

It’s summer, and the warm weather has hit Melbourne with its usual enthusiasm. Both the extreme heat and the hot-cold-hot-cold weather patterns are hard on our little furry friends, and unfortunately at Melbourne Rabbit Clinic we have been seeing a lot of dehydrated bunnies with gut stasis. Rabbits originated in cooler areas of Europe, and in the wild hide from the heat in cool

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Website alterations

Hello friends!  You may have noticed that our website is looking a little different lately. For those of you familiar with the site, you know that it has looked the same for quite some time. Rather than putting up an under construction page while we make the site better, we will continue to make small changes as we go so that all our important

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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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Further developments in calicivirus vaccination protocols in Australia

Over the last few years there have been some developments in the strains of calicivirus and calicivirus-like viruses in Australia.  Due to the confusing nature of these new viruses and the general lack of information on their prevalence in Australia there has been a large amount of confusion, particularly regarding vaccinations and protective measures for pet rabbits.  In the interest of keeping 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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Calicivirus Updates: Dispelling the Myths

Calicivirus (Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus, or RHDV) is one of two viruses present in Australia in order to control the wild population of rabbits.  The first strain of RHDV was introduced in the mid-90s from the Czech Republic (this was RHDV1 V351), and since its original introduction has been diversifying and evolving in the wild.  As a result many wild rabbits have immunity to

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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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