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 rabbit experienced veterinarian performs 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, Windward Animal Hospital has made this commitment which will benefit rabbit enthusiasts and rabbit welfare throughout the state.
Through our Low-Cost program, we currently offer neuters for $150 and spays for $180*
(*Please call to verify the current costs of our low-cost services. The prices can fluctuate depending on the costs of medical supplies & meds).
Please read the letter below from Dr. Stewart Colby for more information about this program or call us 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 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
Windward Animal Hospital and Georgia House Rabbit Society are working together to fill a need in the rabbit community at affordable prices while maintaining a level of health care recommended to all rabbit owners. A full annual evaluation, pre-anesthetic medication, gas anesthesia, spay/neuter, an antibiotic injection, and pain management generally ranges between $300-750. Windward Animal Hospital, with the support and assistance of Georgia House Rabbit Society, offers all the above for $150 to males and $180 for females.
Please call Windward Animal Hospital at (770) 569-7298 to find out which days each month are designated as the “Low-Cost Rabbit Clinic” days.
If physical examination health issues are found which precludes 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 taken. Please call Windward Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment as this program and dates are subject to change at any time. Please feel free to call to address any concerns or questions.
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
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