Due to the reduced staffing numbers our opening hours have changed and we are open MONDAY to FRIDAY 8am to 5pm and SATURDAYS 10am to 1pm. We continue to provide 24/7 emergency care as well as some essential care. Please be aware it may take us longer than usual to respond to queries that you send us.

Please DO NOT turn up at the practice unannounced, you MUST phone first and DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY IF YOU ARE DEMONSTRATING CLINICAL SIGNS OF COVID-19!

Further advice can be found here. We thank you for your patience.

Here at Orchard we are proud to be a RWAF (Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund) Rabbit-Friendly Silver Practice. This standard is only awarded to practices that: adhere to RWAF’s strict standards of rabbit veterinary care; satisfy an involved application process investigating our standard procedures and invest in continued rabbit-specific staff training.

For example, this means:

  • We routinely intubate and have sophisticated monitoring techniques for
    bunnies under anaesthesia, including capnography
  • We are experienced with routine neutering surgical procedures
  • We are experienced at providing excellent pain relief to all our patients
  • We are able to house your bunnies away from predator species during a stay with us
  • We have a separate waiting area away from predator species (farm reception)
  • We stock all the available rabbit vaccines
  • We have specific vets and nurses who take a keen interest in rabbits and who have completed continual professional training in this area.

We invest in membership with RWAF annually to remain up-to-date, reassuring you that we are 100% committed to providing the best in rabbit care. Should you have any further questions about bringing your bunny to Orchard Vets, please do not hesitate to call and take a look at our checklist here. Also, don’t forget that our nurses provide free-of-charge rabbit clinics for all your husbandry, diet and management questions!