Low Cost Spay – Neuter for Rabbits

bunny careThe Windward Animal Hospital is now offering a low cost spay and neuter program for rabbits! As most rabbit owners know, rabbit surgery is a costly procedure with spays and neuters usually costing hundreds of dollars. More importantly, due to the delicate nature and special needs of rabbits, it is of the utmost importance that a rabbit experienced veterinarian preform the procedure.

Dr. Colby from the Windward Animal Hospital has been entrusted to the care of rabbits throughout the state and is the veterinarian for the Georgia House Rabbit Society, a rabbit rescue and shelter located in Cobb County.

Seeing the need for affordable spays and neuters, the Windward Animal Hospital has made this commitment which will benefit rabbit enthusiasts and rabbit welfare throughout the state.

Through our Low cost program, we offer neuters for $110 and spays for $140.

Please read the letter below from Dr Stewart Colby for more information about this program. Feel free to call the Windward Animal Hospitals with questions or to schedule an appointment.

I have and continue to work with the Georgia House Rabbit Society of Georgia (GHRS) for several years. In working with them I have found that while there is any number of programs available for low cost canine and feline spay and neuter organizations, there are not many options for the rabbit community. Windward Animal Hospital (WAH), with the support of GHRS, is attempting to change that for the residents of the greater Atlanta area.

While the health and social benefits to spaying (ovariohysterectomy) and neutering (castration) rabbits are well documented, most veterinarians are not fully trained or have limited experience associated with rabbit’s health care issues and surgeries. Through much experience I believe rabbit health care is more of an art form than an exact science. Additionally pet/companion rabbits are just as important to their caregivers as dogs, birds and cats and deserve the same level of health care. A full annual evaluation, two types of internal parasite exams, pre-anesthetic medication, gas anesthesia, spay/neuter, antibiotic injection and pain management generally ranges between $230-$280. WAH, with the support and assistance of GHRS offers, all the above for males is $110 and $140 for females. This is offer is good the first and third Wednesday every month.

WAH and HRS are working together to fill a need in the rabbit community at affordable costs while maintaining a level of health care recommended to all rabbit owners. If on physical examination health issues are found which preclude him/her from getting spayed/neutered, the exam cost is $20. The owner would responsible for any additional costs, including medications, which will be discussed before any action is discussed. Please call Windward Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment as this program and dates are subject to change at anytime. Please feel free to call to address any concerns or questions.

Dr. Stewart Colby
Windward Animal Hospital”

If you are considering a rabbit for a pet, please adopt one in need. The The Georgia House Rabbit Society has many rabbits at their shelter in need of a permanent home. In addition to helping save a life, their rabbits are already spayed or neutered as well as litter trained! To view their adoptable rabbits or for rabbit care information, visit the Georgia House Rabbit Society’s website at www.houserabbitga.com