COVID UPDATE – We are currently seeing essential appointments only whereas non-essential appointments may be delayed.

If mutually agreeable, subject to face coverings being worn, no clinical signs of COVID and the type of appointment, consultations will be carried out inside the building.  In order to maintain social distance we have a maximum occupancy level policy and thank you for your patience whilst waiting. We kindly request only one member of the family attends and where possible aim to get for us at the correct time for your appointment to avoid ongoing delays.

Please be aware that as from 18th January due to altered working practices we intend on closing at 6pm for the foreseeable future and will keep this under review until current lock down rules change.  Our full list of opening hours can be found here

For repeat medication requests, please order in advance as usual by telephoning us on 01458 832972 or emailing us at medicines@ovg.co.uk.  You will be requested to pay prior to collection and our reception team will provide you with further instructions as appropriate.

If you are shielding or self-isolating and require repeat medication or veterinary advice please contact us on 01458 832972.

 

We are proud to announce that we are officially a RWAF (Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund) Rabbit-Friendly Silver Practice. This news is following a thorough application process investigating our standard procedures and investment in continued rabbit-specific staff training. This standard is only awarded to practices that adhere to RWAF’s strict standards of rabbit veterinary care.

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!