COVID 19 UPDATE – We have started inviting clients back into the practice however in order to maintain social distancing we are allowing just 4 clients/visitors in, at any one time.  When numbers are reached, you may be offered a pager/buzzer as an alternative and asked to wait outside.  Face coverings are required and if you do not have your own, they can be purchased from us.  Do let us know if you suffer from any conditions that makes you exempt from wearing one.

We kindly request only one member of the family attends, where possible and aim to get for us at the correct time for your appointment to avoid ongoing delays.

Our standard opening hours are back to normal and can be found here

DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY IF YOU ARE DEMONSTRATING CLINICAL SIGNS OF COVID-19! Thank you once again for your patience.

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!