Finding a rabbit-knowledgeable veterinarian for your Bun can be a challenge. We decided to start our own page with client recommendations for their bun-savvy docs.
A good rabbit veterinarian will know the proper age/weight for spaying and neutering, will know the types of antibiotics that are safe for bunnies (and won't destroy their digestive tracts in the process), and will be knowledgeable of bunny-safe anesthesia. This is just the tip of the iceberg, but a great place to start.
In Ohio: For the west side of Cleveland, Hot Cross Buns use and endorse Dr. Frank Krupka a the Avon Lake Animal Clinic in Avon Lake, OH. He raises rabbits of his own and has never steered us wrong with our Buns.
In the Columbus area, Rachael S. had this to say about Dr. Keith at the Healthy Pets of Lewis Center in Columbus: "I love Dr Keith because she has two of her own rabbits (I believe she also specialises in anything rabbit related not just the surgery) so she is very knowledgeable, but she's also just very caring, I was a wreck and she called me before the procedure even started to reassure me and walk me through everything and gave me her number if I needed anything over the weekend afterwards. The office as a whole is absolutely amazing from the front office staff to the techs.. but she is so kind and patient. She was very detailed with the aftercare at home and she made sure Cece was doing well enough to come home."
In Michigan: "In the western suburbs of Detroit, Dr. Karen Knight at Roose Animal Hospital in Plymouth, MI, is amazing. I've taken Theo to her since he came home with me and every visit has been a pleasure. According to the staff, Dr. K volunteers her vet services to the Midwest Rabbit Rescue in Plymouth, so she knows her way around bunnies! When Dr. K neutered Theo, she had the staff call to tell me how he was doing (I was out of town) and assure me that all was well; that allowed me to rest easy until I could pick him up the next day. As a first-time bunny owner, I have had a lot of questions, so when I'm not bothering Amy, I ask Dr. K and she kindly answers quickly and thoroughly. The icing on the cake is how reasonable the pricing is for visits and surgery. I won't be taking my little guy anywhere else." This thoughtful reference comes from Mary R.
Do you have a great rabbit vet you would like to recommend? If so, please contact us below and tell us about him/her. Thank you for helping us spread the word about great rabbit doctors!
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Hot Cross Buns Holland Lops is a small-scale, family-run breeder located in Oberlin, Ohio. ARBA & HLRSC members.