Sources of Medical Advice

Are you looking for medical advice for your house rabbit, and don’t see what you’re looking for at our web site? Please note…

  • If your rabbit is showing any of these signs, please find a veterinarian who is familiar with rabbit medicine near you, and get bunny to the vet immediately.
  • For non-life threatening medical issues, it’s still best to take your rabbit to see a qualified vet who is experienced and up-to-date on basic rabbit medicine. Our list of veterinarians will help you find one in your area. Remember: Information you find on the internet is no substitute for a proper diagnosis made in person by a good veterinarian.
  • If your vet would like to consult with another veterinarian who is experienced with rabbit medicine, then s/he may be able to contact one of the veterinarians listed below.
  • If you are not confident about a diagnosis/treatment prescribed by a veterinarian who has examined your rabbit, you should not be shy about seeking a second opinion from a rabbit-experienced vet in your area.


Nationally known rabbit veterinarians who will consult via phone with other vets

Several nationally-known rabbit veterinarians will consult with another vet, such as the one who is currently treating your rabbit. Your veterinarian may wish to contact:

  • Dr. Bill Guerrera’s Bunny Hopline
  • Dr. Carolynn Harvey – Northern California – (510) 654-8375
  • Dr. Jeff Jenkins – Southern California – (800) 379-6842

Some of these professionals charge a fee for consultations, and others do not. It will be up to your veterinarian to ask in advance.

Please note that these veterinarians will NOT consult with another veterinarian’s client about a patient’s care. It’s a matter of professional courtesy. So please DO NOT CONTACT THESE VETS YOURSELF. Leave the consultations to the veterinary professionals.


Free Listserves about Rabbit Health and Care

In order to be a well-informed advocate for your companion rabbit, seek anecdotal advice from other knowledgable bunny people, and–if your veterinarian is amenable to such information–pass it along to your rabbit’s vet. Some of the best places to find knowledgeable lay people, including many from the House Rabbit Society, is on the EtherBun and Housebun electronic listserves.


This is a monitored, but unmoderated list whose purpose is for discussions of domestic rabbit health, care and behavior. New subscribers are moderated only long enough for the list monitors to ascertain that they’re not spammers. Once you post on topic, your moderated status will be removed and you will find that your rabbit questions will be answered quickly because (1) the list is not moderated and (2) there are more than 5000 subscribers from around the world. Someone is usually online to answer even emergency posts. You’ll find lots of knowledgeable House Rabbit Society educators participating in EtherBun discussions.

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HouseBun is a moderated list for discussions of health, care and behavior of house rabbits. Because this list is moderated, you will not receive off topic or “chatty” posts. You’ll find lots of knowledgeable House Rabbit Society educators participating in the discussions.

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We hope one of the above resources can help your rabbit get the medical attention from a qualified veterinarian that he or she needs.