Dear referring vet,

Whether you have an interest in exotic small mammals or not, we acknowledge that pet rabbits and guinea pigs are frequenting the general practice more commonly. While routine medical checkups and conditions are manageable by interested general practice veterinarian you may find that in complicated cases, referral to the Melbourne Rabbit Clinic is a good option to discuss with keen owners.

The Melbourne Rabbit Clinic operates as a primary clinic and also provides referral consultations. Our hospital is well fitted with digital radiography, screening ultrasonography and in-house pathology, all which are essential to assist with diagnostic investigations. We also provide dedicated and specialised nursing care.


Referring to Melbourne Rabbit Clinic

If you would like to refer a case to the Melbourne Rabbit Clinic, please complete the two page referral form and email to the Melbourne Rabbit Clinic with the patient history prior to consultation. This allows us to understand your intentions and expectations with the referral and to ensure that we understand the medical history of the patient. The second page of the referral form is designed for you to give to your client. This section includes useful information for your clients which will assist with preparing for their visit to the Melbourne Rabbit Clinic.


Imaging Second Opinions

The Melbourne Rabbit Clinic also provides a complimentary second opinion on radiographs which may be sent via email or the post with a return stamped envelope provided. We will endeavour to give you a response in 24-48 hours.


Veterinary Portal

We are currently working on developing our Veterinary Portal, which we hope will allow us to share our knowledge more easily with other clinics. The Veterinary Portal will contain:

  • Furry Fact infosheets
  • Poster series
  • Newsletter archives
  • Information on our Emergency Manual and Rabbit Clinical Manual
  • Previous lectures for downloading
  • Published articles
  • Useful website links
  • Textbook reviews
  • Examples of common emergency abdominal radiographs
  • Referenced dose rates of common medication for rabbits and guinea pigs
  • A way to sign up for veterinary email list for new information as it is published

The Portal is password locked, please contact us at for access to this area.

Please click here or select the Veterinary Portal Login tab to the right to log in


If there are any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us (phone or email) and speak to one of our vets or nurses.

Warm regards,
The veterinary team at the Melbourne Rabbit Clinic