Heavy demand from the general public via its helpline and online enquiry service has seen the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) decide to make its ‘rabbit-friendly’ vet list available to all.
The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) has made the decision to make its ‘rabbit-friendly vets’ list available to the general public.
The RWAF has provided a list of rabbit-friendly practices to its members for some years, but heavy demand from the general public via its helpline and online enquiry service prompted the decision to make the list available to all.
According to the RWAF, this move will increase exposure for vets on the list – which could result in participating practices finding more long term responsible rabbit-owning clients coming onto their books.
With this in mind, and to ensure the list is as up-to-date as possible, the RWAF is keen to see new practices added to the list.
A spokesman for the RWAF explained: “Because enquiries about rabbit-friendly vets come from such a range of locations in the UK, the RWAF need to make the list as comprehensive as possible, so we are looking for practices who provide a good standard of rabbit care to be included.”
To apply for inclusion, practices must be members of the RWA and the application includes a series of survey questions.
Practice membership costs £45 a year (tax deductable), and benefits include:
- 75 copies of the ‘Hop To It’ care guides;
- £50 discount for the RWA’s annual vet conference;
- Free e-mail advice service from RWA’s vet executive advisor Richard Saunders;
- Quarterly update for clinical staff on the latest in rabbit health and medicine;
- Quarterly e-newsletter written by VN Claire Speight to send out to clients;
- The opportunity to apply for inclusion on rabbit friendly vet list; and
- Quarterly issues of Rabbiting On, the magazine for rabbit lovers.
For further details, or to join the RWA, visit www.bunnybazaar.com
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