ABSTRACT: Veterinary nurses play a vital role in practice, examining and treating animals. Rabbit welfare can be improved by educating our clients to understand the key problems their pets encounter, and by giving practical advice on how to prevent common conditions. Nutritional and dental care, weight management, and behaviour are important areas that must be discussed with clients. This article provides a guide to what to discuss and how to present your thoughts to ensure optimal rabbit care.


Dr Jonathan Down BVetMed gp Cert exap MRCVS

Dr Jonathan Down BVetMed GP Cert ExAP MRCVS is a veterinary surgeon with nearly 30 years’ experience working in practice. He ran his own small animal practice for 20 years and more recently has been providing educational material for the Burgess Vet Club and VetWriter practice newsletters.

Email: john@vetwriterco.uk

Dr Suzanne Moyes mvb mrcvs

Dr Suzanne Moyes MVB MRCVS is veterinary innovation manager for Burgess Pet Care. She graduated as a veterinary surgeon from University College Dublin in 2005 and provides support and training to the staff, veterinary surgeons and nurses associated with the company. She is developing a research and educational plan and building relationships with the veterinary community Email: suzanne.moyes@burgesspetcare.co.uk

Keywords: Rabbit; nutrition; obesity; dental disease; malocclusion; veterinary advice

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 31 (05) • May 2016 pp135-139

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