Low cost spay & neuter clinic at the Sacramento SPCA (only for Sacramento county residents).

 

Emergency Clinics

These clinics are available for 24hr emergencies. Call to be sure they have a rabbit-savvy vet on duty. Although they are open, a vet experienced with rabbits is not guaranteed to be there at all hours.

Atlantic Street Veterinary Hospital/Pet Emergency Center
1100 Atlantic Street
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 783-4655

UC Davis Veterinary Clinic
On UCD Campus
Directions (530) 752-1393
NOTE: They do not see rabbits after 10 PM

Bradshaw Veterinary Clinic
9609 Bradshaw Rd.
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Dr. Anne Gray
Dr. Jaime Kwok
Dr. David Petrunich
(916) 685-2494

All Creatures Veterinary Emergency Clinic 

2210 E Bidwell St Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 984-8387

Companion Veterinary Clinic 

105 Auburn Folsom Road Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 885-3251
Urgent Care:
Saturdays & Sundays
10:00 am-8:00 pm


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Care Credit can help with your vet bills by putting them in monthly payments.

Sacramento Area Rabbit Veternarians

Many people looking into adopting a rabbit ask how often rabbits need to be seen by a veterinarian, if they require vaccines like dogs and cats, and why it is a good idea to spay or neuter a single rabbit.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD RABBITS SEE A VETERINARIAN?

The recommendation for every rabbit owner is to bring your rabbit to a rabbit-savvy veterinarian once a year for a routine health check.  Rabbits are prey animals good at hiding warning signs of disease that can be treated more easily when caught early.  Rabbits typically need to have ears, eyes, and teeth checked for signs of infection, or dental malocclusions (when teeth are not lined up properly).

SPAY/NEUTER

Domesticated rabbits start to show signs of hormones as early as 12 to 16 weeks of age.  The increase in hormones may affect litter box training and increase aggressive behaviors such as nipping and mounting.  All rabbits should be spayed and neutered when they are 5 to 7 months old by an experienced, exotic veterinarian to prevent or treat cancer that develops in most males and females by the time they are between 2 to 4 years old.  The cost may be higher than people expect due to the type of anesthesia required for rabbits, but the reward of having this procedure done correctly by an experienced vet results in a longer life, better behavior, temperament, litterbox habits, and less stress for the rabbit.  Low cost clinics do not usually offer services to spay or neuter rabbits, but shelters may receive grants to provide coupons to exotic clinics.

RABBIT VACCINES

Since 2020, a new Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV2) has been spreading across the United States, which has prompted the need for vaccines to protect pet rabbits.  This highly contagious virus lives in the environment for many months in hot and cold climates and the death rates are above 90% for unvaccinated domestic and some wild species of rabbits naïve to the virus.  Exotic veterinary clinics are carrying new vaccines that may require one or two doses followed by an annual booster.  Combining and annual exam with the booster may be the most cost-effective way to protect the health of your rabbit.  Owners can find more information about the virus and vaccines from Rabbit.org or their local veterinarian.

HOW TO FIND AN EXOTIC VETERINARIAN

Veterinary medical schools do not typically cover rabbits as a required species. Veterinarians interested in rabbit medicine must learn about rabbits by attending conferences, completing continuing education, and working in exotic animal clinics or with rabbit rescue groups. Our aim is to include veterinarians who have demonstrated competency with rabbit medicine and surgery, and who take the time to educate themselves.

Sacramento House Rabbit Society cannot keep track of all clinics and veterinarians.  This veterinarian list includes a primary group of local recommendations made by our experienced rabbit rescuers or guardians and a secondary group of names recommended by patrons.  Each rescue group in the area may use different clinics based on the location of their foster homes adoption centers.  Veterinarians on this list may move to different clinics or leave the area.  Don’t assume that because one veterinarian at a clinic is experienced with rabbits, all of the doctors are.If you are looking for a clinic outside of this list, look for a practice that sees a minimum of 10% rabbits in their practice.  An experienced exotic clinic may see 30-60% rabbits or more in their practice.

Sacramento

Madison Avenue Veterinary Clinic
8520 Madison Ave.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 961-1541
Dr. Marianne Brick
Clinic Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am-8:00 pm
*Some Saturdays: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
*Tuesday and Thursday are surgery days

Companion Veterinary Clinic
105 Auburn Folsom Rd
Auburn, CA 95603,
(530) 885-3251
Dr. Mira Sanchez
Clinic Hours
M-F 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
*Check for extended hours beginning spring 2022

Pet Care
1014 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95678
Dr. Sandra McRoberts
(916) 791-9599

Bradshaw Veterinary Clinic
9609 Bradshaw Rd.
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Dr. Anne Gray
Dr. Jaime Kwok
(916) 685-2494

OUTLYING AREAS

Kittel Family Veterinary Practice Inc
8153 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 30
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(916) 714-5387

All About Pets
6104 San Juan Ave., Ste. 2
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Dr. Linda Zucca
(916) 722-0400

Acorn Veterinary Clinic
1340 E. Covell Blvd., #101
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 753-7580

Valley Oak Veterinary Center
2480 Dr. MLK Jr. Pkwy
Chico, CA 95973
Dr. Barry C. Dohner
(530) 342-7387

 

last updated june 26, 2022