Talk To A Certified Rabbit Vet!
How It Works
Book Your Appointment
Click the link above and schedule an appointment time that works for you!
Join The 30 Minute Video Call
Talk to an experienced and certified rabbit veterinarian.
Ask All of Your Questions
Come prepared with your questions and get them answered by a professional.
Hello! I’m Dr. Erica
I received my Master’s in Public Health in 2019 and became Certified in Public Health in February 2020. I have a keen interest in the One Health concept of public health and a multi-disciplinary approach to human health, animal health, and environmental issues. Dr. Erica hopes to help rabbit owners improve their husbandry (environment, nutrition, and overall pet care).
Hello! I’m Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Animal Science degree in 1981 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1987. He is a veteran of the US Army Veterinary Corps for 4 years, and since 1991 has been in full-time small animal practice. The majority of his work is with dogs and cats, but he has over the years seen lots of house rabbits for both medical and surgical problems
Get Advice From an Experienced Rabbit Veterinarian
* Licensed veterinarians can not provide specific pet recommendations without evaluating a pet in person.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Have To Do A Video Call?
No, you can join the call with just audio and talk with our experienced rabbit veterinarians. A video is always an option if you want to meet them face to face or even show them your furry friend!
How Much Does It Cost?
It is just a one-time fee of $75 to talk with one of our veterinarians. Although if you are on our email list, keep an eye out for a coupon code!
Can I Cancel or Reschedule My Call?
Yes! We allow everyone to be able to reschedule their call. We understand that sometimes things happen and you need to move your time. Cancelling is also allowed but there are no refunds.
Can I Choose My Veterinarian?
Right now we have two veterinarians taking video calls. Once you book a time it is assigned to the vet that is available.
Spaying and neutering?
Most people are familiar with the ability of rabbits to reproduce very effectively. If male and female rabbits are housed together, spaying and neutering are recommended to prevent overpopulation. But more importantly, by performing these procedures before your pet rabbit reaches sexual maturity (by 4-5 months of age, depending on the breed), you can prevent
- Hormone induced aggression behaviors
- Reproductive cancers –
o By the age of 4, many female rabbits have evidence of adenocarcinoma of the uterus.
o Testicular cancer is common in unneutered males.
- Unwanted pregnancies
- False pregnancies (pseudopregnancy)
- Infected uterus (pyometra)
- Mastitis (infected mammary glands)
· Marking/spraying behaviors
What MUST you feed your rabbit?
HAY, HAY, HAY, and HAY! Hay and daily greens are critical to your pet rabbit’s healthy life. While commercial pellets exist to make feeding easier, veterinarians recommend against feeding a pelleted diet.
When not sleeping or reproducing, rabbits need to chew and eat almost 24/7. This helps keep their gut working properly, and their teeth filed down uniformly to prevent dental disease.
Feeding pellets increases the risk of obesity. A pelleted feed is not needed when a proper diet of free-choice (always available) grass hay is provided and when sufficient greens are fed.
For more details, see our upcoming article entitled What do I feed my pet rabbit? (What would we want to title the article?? I can write this as my first full article).
Knowing what veggies are safe to feed and what ratios; what snacks are appropriate for your pet rabbit and what are not. What fruits may be fed in small quantities, and what could be toxic. What foods are taboo, and if you feed pellets, what percentage of their diet should be pellets vs. greens and hay.