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.
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.
LOW-COST DAY IS BUSY & HECTIC!!!! Please know we are not ignoring you or intentionally being dismissive during this time. We are just focused on ensuring we are doing everything needed for your bunny. Please understand questions may have to wait until 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. Georgia House Rabbit Society (GHRS) and Medivet are great resources for information.
THE FOLLOWING TWO FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED & RETURNED PRIOR TO THE DAY OF SURGERY. THESE FORMS BEING RETURNED IS WHAT SECURES YOUR APPOINTMENT DATE & TIME
FORM #1 > INTAKE WELCOME FORM
FORM #2 > CONSENT & TAKE HOME INSTRUCTIONS
Arrival Window is between 8:00am – 8:30am. We understand traffic can be a hassle, because of this there is a 15 minute grace period. After that time, you will have to reschedule as lateness interferes with other scheduled appointments on our calendar.
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.
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
When you arrive your carrier holding your bunny will be tagged with your bunny’s info and will be taken to the back waiting for the procedure.
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!
All bunnies will be ready to go by 11:00am- 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.
MALE: $180 – CASTRATION + CLIP TEETH + ANESTHESIA + ANTIBIOTIC AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY INJECTIONS + ANTI-INFLAMMATORY TO GO HOME
FEMALE: $210 – OVA HYSTERECTOMY + CLIP TEETH + ANESTHESIA + ANTIBIOTIC AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY INJECTIONS + ANTI-INFLAMMATORY TO GO HOME
(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.
All prices listed below are discounted for today’s visit.
-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 office to use the restroom. The closest bathroom is in Kroger which is less than a minute away.
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.
“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