Rabbit Information Resources

Veterinary Care

We highly recommend that you have your rabbit examined by a veterinarian knowledgeable in rabbit medicine at least once a year. Please refer to the Exotic Animal Veterinary Hospital List included with your home care information or the Exotic Animal Vet Resources on our website. Not only will an annual exam help to prevent a number of medical problems, but you will have a medical staff familiar with your rabbit in case of an emergency.

Other References:



Our Clinic operates strictly on appointments. Walk-ins are not accepted.

General hours of operation:


 Surgery Days:


  • We open at 7:30am and close at 6:00pm

  • Drop off for patients is between 7:30am and 9:00am

  • Pickup is generally between 4:00 and 6:00pm


Non Surgery Days:


  • Our administrative office is open from between 10:00am and 2:00pm


Check calendar for Surgery Dates and Non Surgery Dates.


Vaccination clinics are held on various Saturdays (usually every 3rd Saturday) from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm by appointment, check calendar for dates.


Saturday and Sunday: By appointment only when weekend Clinics are scheduled. (Check calendar)

Hours are general and subject to change based on the schedules of our medical staff. Many factors may occur that alter our schedules and it is recommended to call prior to arriving for any business matter not scheduled ahead of time.

In addition to any information your veterinarian might supply, please take a look at these resources for more information on the care of your bunny!

www.veterinarypartner.com – is an excellent website written by veterinarians and other knowledgeable individuals covering a variety of topics and species. There is an entire section devoted to the health and care of small mammals. Two important articles to read on diet are: Rabbit Care and Vegetables and Fruits for a Rabbit Diet.  In addition to these are many other articles on various topics related to rabbits.

www.rabbit.org - another excellent website of the National House Rabbit Society that contains many informative articles on a wide range of topics. Please refer to Suggested Vegetables and Fruits for a Rabbit Diet for detailed information on safe fruits and vegetables to feed your rabbit.

bunniesunited.org – our local House Rabbit Society Chapter which offers events such as spa days, Binkie Hours (where rabbits can socialize with each other under supervision) and other educational opportunities, such as the Rabbit Appropriate Fresh Foods.

Additional resources include:

https://hoptoitrabbitrescue.org – a non-profit dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abandoned rabbits. They also educate future adopters on the importance of proper care and needs for domesticated rabbits.


http://www.reddoorshelter.org – a no-kill animal shelter for rabbits, cats and dogs. They have created the premiere rabbit rescue program for the Chicago area and are one of the few multi-species shelters that takes in rabbits.

www.hrschicago.org – the website for our own Chicago House Rabbit Society! Many interesting articles and information on bunnies needing homes!

www.bunnytraining.com – great website by Barbara Heidenreich on how to train rabbits, including her instructional video via DVD or rental.

www.howcast.com – a source of EXCELLENT Instructional videos on rabbit topics such as grooming, giving medications, handling, etc. Search RABBIT MARY COTTER and you will have 50 short professional videos on all rabbit topics at your fingertips!

​​www.clickerbunny.com – Excellent website with information on positive reinforcement training and handling of rabbits.

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11 John Street, North Aurora, IL 60542

Phone: 630-800-2254

Email: clinic@fvawl.org

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