We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Is Your Rabbit Spayed or Neutered?

Should I get my rabbit spayed or neutered? Often the answer to this question is yes!

Benefits of Spaying

  • Eliminates the risk of unwanted pregnancy.
  • Eliminates the risk of ovarian/uterine cancers.
  • Eliminates the risk of pyometra (infection of the uterus).
  • Reduces aggressive behaviours.
  • Reduced urine marking.

Benefits of Neutering

  • Eliminates the risk of unwanted pregnancy.
  • Eliminates the risk of testicular cancer.
  • Reduces aggressive behaviours.
  • Reduced urine marking.

How do I prepare my rabbit for surgery?

  • Discuss any concerns you may have with your veterinary team.
  • Do NOT withhold food the night before like you would with a cat or dog.

What happens at the clinic?

  • The rabbit is examined and weighed by the veterinary team.
  • A sedative is given, and the rabbit is placed in a quiet place to become sleepy.
  • Gas anesthesia is given, and the rabbit is prepped for surgery (shaving, scrubbing).
  • Once the rabbit is brought into the surgical suite, surgery can begin.
  • The females receive an abdominal incision to access the uterus and ovaries.
  • The males receive a pre-scrotal (just above the scrotum) incision to access the testicles.
  • The patient is monitored by a veterinary technician the entire time it is under anesthesia. It includes monitoring of heart rate and breathing rate.
  • After surgery, the patient is placed in a quiet place to be monitored and wake up from anesthesia.
  • Once awake, food is placed with the rabbit, and the team continues to monitor to ensure that the rabbit is eating.

What is required at home?

  • Keep your rabbit quiet and calm for as long as your veterinarian recommends.
  • Administer any medication (such as pain medication) as prescribed by your veterinarian.
  • Monitor your rabbit for any signs of pain or distress (loss of appetite, lethargic, hunched).
  • Check the incision site daily.
  • Keep males separate from intact females four weeks after neutering as sperm can still be present during this time.

Contact your veterinary team with any questions or concerns.

Written by: Dr. Nicole Mann, DVM

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.857.4271. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 5:00 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. We are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Moncton Animal Hospital