Finding a Rabbit Vet in Johns Creek & Alpharetta area with the expertise and experience to care for your rabbit can be a challenge! We are proud to offer rabbit enthusiasts the quality care that their pet rabbit deserves!
Windward Animal Hospital has offered a low-cost spay and neuter program for rabbits for several years. 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 veterinarian with extensive experience with rabbits performs the procedure.
Dr. Colby from the Windward Animal Hospital has been entrusted to the care of rabbits throughout the State and one of the leading veterinarians for the Georgia House Rabbit Society, a rabbit rescue and shelter located in Cobb County.
Seeing the need for affordable spays and neuters, Windward Animal Hospital has made this commitment which will benefit rabbit enthusiasts and rabbit welfare throughout the state.
This is the information & instructions for our low cost spay & neuter day. Please, read it and have the enclosed forms completed upon arrival.
If your form is not received your appointment will be canceled and you will have to call to reschedule. YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY IF YOU SHOW UP AND NO FORM HAS BEEN COMPLETED BEFOREHAND!!! You are welcome to come any other day for a spay or neuter and not complete anything in advance, but you will pay regular pricing. Please only put the rabbit(s) you are bringing in to be spayed/neutered on your form. Our address is:
Windward Animal Hospital
11895 Jones Bridge Rd. Ste. 210
Johns Creek, Ga 30005
We are here for you……..Your bunny is our priority
We’re happy to offer this program and have procedures in place to where we can treat so many bunnies in a short amount of time. We know how fragile they are and as this day can be hectic with up to 25-30+ at a time coming in to be neutered and spayed our focus will be completely on caring for your bunny babies in the most efficient way as possible. When you arrive your carrier will be tagged with your bunny’s info and will be taken to the back to get treated. You’ll get a copy of the discharge form when you’re leaving with your rabbit(s). We strive to get everyone in, your bunny treated, and on your way well informed of the aftercare in the most efficient and effective way as possible. Please know we are not ignoring you, we are just focused on ensuring we are doing everything needed for your bunny baby:) Please understand questions may have to wait until the end of the morning (or discharge time) or feel free to call the day before with any concerns as we want our bunny parents to be at ease as much as possible before surgery. Ga House Rabbit Society (GHRS) and Medivet are great resources for information.
Please arrive between 8-8:30am. We understand traffic can be a hassle, because of this there is a 15 minute grace period. After that time please understand you may have to reschedule as lateness interferes with other scheduled appointments on our calendar. All bunnies will be ready to go by 11:30am. Please be back in the office by 11:30am to avoid additional charges. You are welcome to drop off the night before the surgery between 8-5pm. There is a $25 boarding charge for this service.
PLEASE NOTE: It is not recommended you leave your bunny for the day, it is important he/she gets back to his/her own environment as soon as possible! Once he/she is up and alert he/she will be brought up front and you will be on your way!
In addition please bring your rabbit(s) in a carrier/small kennel, no boxes unless it is one made for pets and cages need to be able to be easily carried by one person. ABSOLUTELY NO COOLERS, LAUNDRY BASKETS, OR ANYTHING WITHOUT A COVER. Please put a small amount of hay in the kennel for your bunny to munch on while waiting for treatment in the back. Feel free to call with any questions or concerns.
Male Bunnies: If you have a male bunny please keep in mind he can get an unspayed female pregnant for up to 6 six weeks after surgery. A gentle reminder it is $180 for males and $210 for females, unless other treatments are deemed medically necessary (fees will apply and are due before you leave with your bunny. Staff will go over any additional charges beforehand, unless your bunny is in surgery and under anesthesia and treatment is needed during surgery). If your rabbit(s) is in need of a nail trim it is done automatically and at no additional charge to you.
PLEASE DO NOT stop feeding or giving water to your bunny before surgery. Bowls only for giving water, anything else is unnatural for them and can cause teeth issues!
$180 – CASTRATION + CLIP TEETH + ANESTHESIA + ANTIBIOTIC AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY INJECTIONS + ANTI-INFLAMMATORY TO GO HOME
$210 – OVA HYSTERECTOMY + CLIP TEETH + ANESTHESIA + ANTIBIOTIC AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY INJECTIONS + ANTI-INFLAMMATORY TO GO HOME
On the day of surgery you need a heating pad (one you can turn on and leave on) and baby gas drops (simethicone) to help with recovery!!
Additional Services Offered:
-RHDV-2 Vaccine Package: $127. RHDV-2 Vaccine (ERAVAC), microchip and documentation for the state are included in this package. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND all rabbits are vaccinated for RHDV-2. If you are a House Rabbit Society member, you will receive a discount on the vaccine package. The discount does not apply to any other treatment or item outside of the vaccine package, since the other treatments and items are already at a discounted price for Low Cost Day. If you are not a HRS member, feel free to sign up on their website. https://www.houserabbitga.com/ghrs-membership
MORE INFORMATION ON RHDV-2 :
All prices listed below are discounted for today’s visit.
-Comprehensive Parasite Screen: $45. Stool is sent to the laboratory to check for any parasites. Please bring some poop in a small bag.
-Bunny Emergency Kit: $40/50. Kit includes everything listed that is needed except a heating pad. Kit includes a 2oz/4oz organic herbal blend for small pets for foraging activity.
-Metacam: $35. Bottle of pain medication. You will go home with 1 dose to be given the same day. We recommend a bottle.
–Day Hospitalization: $30. If you must or would like to leave your bunny due to work or other obligations. Pick up is by 4:30pm at the latest.
-Boarding: $25. Drop off your rabbit(s) the day before surgery and pick up the next morning after surgery. Please note you will be charged for hospitalization if you pick up after 11:30am.
-Sanitary Clip: $20/$30. Clean shave your rabbit’s butt area of any mats or poop build up.
-Revolution: $20. Topical antiparasitic for fleas, ticks and certain roundworms.
-Ear Cleaning: $15. Very gently clean out your rabbit’s ears of any wax or build up of dirt.
-Our doors open at 8am, please call the office phone to let us know you are here.
-We accept cash, debit and credit card payments. NO CHECKS! NO CARE CREDIT!
-There are restaurants and coffee shops on Old Milton Parkway which is less than 5 minutes away if you prefer to leave and return when your rabbit is ready for pick up.
-Unfortunately, we are not able to let anyone in the back to use the restroom. The closest bathroom is in Kroger which is less than a minute away.
-We have cats named Piglet and Minka who like to go in and out of the office. If you see them at the door ready to go out or come in, please open the door:)
Important items to have on hand at home. You do not need to bring these items they are part of the bunny emergency kit. Please call the office with symptoms before use of any medications.
We will meet you in the parking lot to pick up your rabbit, since the LOBBY IS CLOSED to clients during the pandemic. Simply call the clinic phone number (770-569-7298) and let us know you have arrived and what car to head towards.
Please fill both forms to ensure a quick drop off of your rabbit the day of surgery and remaining “socially distant” from our other clients.
“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 vast 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.”
— Dr. Stewart Colby
CONSIDERING PURCHASING A RABBIT?
If you are considering a rabbit for a pet, please consider adopting one in need. 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