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Rabbit Vets



Not all veterinarians are rabbit savvy, so it's important to choose a vet that understands how to best care for rabbits. Rabbits are very different from dogs or cats and are considered to be exotic pets by vets. Most veterinary schools do not do extensive education on exotic pets, so it is up to the veterinarian to educate themself on “non-standard” animals they wish to treat.

The right vet will know exactly how to prevent health issues for your rabbit and will also be able to detect any potential problems early. Having the right vet will prevent you from wasting your money on incorrect care or advice from veterinarians who don't know rabbits. 

When trying to find the right vet for your bunny, you can ask the vet these questions:

  • Do you treat exotic animals? If so, what kind of experience do you have with pet rabbits?

  • How often do you see rabbit patients?

  • Do you primarily treat "stock" rabbits (raised for breeding, meat or 4-H) or pet rabbits?

    • Knowing this will help you determine how your vet approaches rabbit care.

  • Do you regularly spay/neuter rabbits?

  • Have you ever had a pet rabbit?

  • What kind of diet do you recommend for a rabbit?

    • Their advice should match up with what is recommended here.

    • You should never be told to stop feeding a rabbit before surgery.

  • What kind of antibiotics would you prescribe for a sick rabbit?

    • Amoxicillin, lincomycin, clindamycin and oral penicillin are all HARMFUL to rabbits


We wish to thank Dr. Merkley from the Foothills Veterinary Clinic in Cardston and Dr. Kari Grandoni and Dr. Teri White from the Peak Veterinary Hospital in Pincher Creek, for their great care of our bunnies and for their support of Archie's Angels Rabbit Rescue.


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Dr. Ryan Merkley

376 1st Ave West Cardston, AB 


*not taking new patients

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed 12-1 for lunch

Saturday & Sunday:

Closed-Emergency Only


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Hours of Operation

Monday 8am - 6pm

Tuesday 8am - 6pm

Wednesday 8am - 6pm

Thursday 8am - 6pm

Friday 8am - 6pm

Saturday 8am - 1pm

Sunday Closed

(Closed for all statutory holidays)


These vets will do a basic rabbit exam, and some will neuter/spay,

but are not necessarily available for emergency visits/surgeries.


Green Acres Animal Hospital

4631 - 24 Avenue S, Lethbridge


MON-FRI: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

SAT: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

SUN: Closed

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Northside Veterinary Clinic

210 12th Street A North Lethbridge


Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 8 am – 5 pm

Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm

Closed on Sundays and Statutory Holidays

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Park Pet Hospital

142 Columbia Blvd W, Lethbridge

(403) 328-0028

Business Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm
Closed Saturday/Sunday

This rescue is based out of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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