The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund has appointed Richard Saunders as its vet expert advisor. He will advise on all RWAF health strategies and provide input into the organisation’s welfare and educational work.
The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) has announced the appointment of Richard Saunders as its vet expert advisor, who will advise on all health strategies and provide input into the organisation’s welfare and educational work.
Mr Saunders will also issue advice and guidance to RWAF members on developments that may affect their own rabbit care, such as the availability of medications, new research and techniques as they become available. In addition, he will offer a free advice service to vets who are members of the RWAF, or are treating a member’s rabbit.
Mr Saunders qualified from Liverpool University in 1994, obtained his certificate in zoological medicine in 2001 and his diploma in zoological medicine in 2010. He is currently the RWAF senior cinical training scholar in zoo and rabbit medicine at Bristol Zoo and Langford, University of Bristol.
Mr Saunders has lectured and written articles on rabbits and exotics, co-authored “Notes on Rabbit Internal Medicine” and has a particular interest in chinchillas, rabbits and birds of prey.
Rae Todd of RWAF said: “We are absolutely thrilled and honoured to have Richard as part of the team. He is not only one of the most well-qualified and knowledgeable vets in the field of rabbit medicine in the UK but he completely shares the RWAF ethic and is a huge asset to the organisation. Under Richard’s guidance we are able to take a significant step to the next level, continue our educational work and reinforce our position as the rabbit authority in the UK.
She continued: “Any vet who would like to make use of the RWAF advice service should complete the relevant form on the RWAF website. Vets are welcome to become members of the RWAF, as well as the general public. They will not only be supporting our good work but also enjoying the full benefits of membership, such as discounts at our annual conference and 4 issues of our wonderful Rabbiting On magazine.”