Veterinary Referrals

Please call us if you'd like to find a veterinarian qualified to treat your rabbit. We are finding many veterinarians that are treating rabbits who are not qualified to do so. If a veterinarian is not keeping up on the available literature, he/she will not be aware of the latest antibiotics or the proper anesthesia to use, etc. We have one list of veterinarians that we recommend for spay/neuter surgeries and another list of veterinarians that are well schooled in all phases of rabbit medicine. Unfortunately, this is not a very long list and it has taken us considerable time to locate qualified doctors. If we give you a doctor's name within a clinic, ask for the doctor when you make an appointment.

If your veterinary clinic treats rabbits, I'd like to add them to my mailing list so that I can send them periodic information on rabbit medicine. If we do not have a qualified veterinarian in your area, phone around before you need a doctor. Do not be afraid to ask questions (call us for help).

In An Emergency...

ACCES: Animal Critical Care Emergency Services
ACCES is located on Lake City Way in Seattle. They are open 24 hours and usually have a small animal vet available but make sure you ask. Call before you go to let them know you are coming.

Phone: 206-364-1660
Driving directions & Map to ACCES

Alpine Veterinary Hospital in Issaquah is open 24 hours. Dr. Van is the bunny vet. (see below).

In an emergency, keep your rabbit warm! Injured and sick rabbits quickly lose body temperature and can go into shock. Wrap your bunny in a towel or blanket, use body heat (or warm the towel in the dryer) to keep your rabbit warm while you transport him or her to an emergency vet.

Area Vets We Recommend for Rabbits

Seattle

Dan "Dr. Dan" Lejnieks, DVM  Tooth expert!
Bird & Exotic Clinic of Seattle

Phone: (206) 783-4538

Bird & Exotic Clinic of Seattle
4019 Aurora Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
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Dr. Dan is our main vet at Special Bunny! He and his team have a huge amount of experience with all kinds of rabbit medical issues and surgeries. He is dedicated to keeping up with all the latest information and advances in rabbit medicine and we can't recommend him highly enough. Note that the other vets at his practice are great, but he is the one with by far the most rabbit experience, so ask for him in particular. 

From Dr. Dan's website: We are pleased to announce that Dr. Dan Lejnieks has passed the exotic companion mammal board exams. Dr. Lejnieks is now one of only 2 exotic companion mammal specialists in the entire Pacific Northwest! His specialty includes ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents, chinchillas, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, degus and all other small companion mammals with the exception of dogs and cats. Board certification is a long and difficult process and we are all very proud of Dr. Lejnieks! We hope you will join us in congratulating him!

 

Melissa Nathanson, DVM

North Seattle Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Nathanson trained at AMC in New York (one of the best "exotic" hospitals in the US.) In 1999 she began spaying/neutering the Redmond rabbits. Several years later she began spay/neuter surgeries for our guinea pigs. We highly recommend her. She also carries Lupron for ferrets.

Phone: (206) 523-7187

North Seattle Veterinary Clinic
10322 Lake City Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98125
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        Elizabeth Kamaka, DVMTooth expert! 

Kamaka Exotic Animal Veterinary Services

Excellent. Compassionate. Highly Recommended. 

Phone: (425) 361-2183

23914 56th Ave W #3
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 
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Mobile Vet: Comes to You!Tooth expert! 

Dr. Kraft
Kraft Mobile Veterinary Services

Phone: (425) 482-6345
or: (800) 838-1344

email: kraftmobile@hotmail.com

Dr. Kraft brings his mobile veterinary office to you! He does charge for the travel--you can read more about this on his website. If you have several pets, or have friends in the area, he might be the perfect vet for you. He also comes highly recommended by other rabbit vets in the area, and the people we know who have used him for rabbit care have reported very good things. He also has times that he 'parks' in certain areas and you can come to him.

The following vets are listed in alphabetical order by area:

 Bellevue (Factoria area) 

Seattle Humane Society
SHS offers free spay surgeries for any female cat, dog, or rabbit who is brought to their shelter with a litter. The mother will be returned to the owner, and the kittens, puppies or bunnies will be placed for adoption.Typical fees are $60/spay and $50/neuter for standard surgeries

Phone: (425) 649-7560

Seattle Humane Society
13212 SE Eastgate Way
Bellevue, WA 98005
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Bremerton

 Brent Yeik, DVM

Phone: (360) 377-3971

Alder Trail Animal Hospital
5757 State Hwy 303 N.E.
Bremerton, WA 98311
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Covington

Dr. Brad Walls &
Dr Julie Brazeau

Covington VCA Animal Hospital
27045 174th Place SE
Covington
, WA 98042

Phone: 1-253-631-8616

Everett

Brent J. Johnson, DVM
Northwest Animal Care Hospital

Dr. Johnson is recommended for rabbits, rodents and ferrets. He is skilled in laser surgery, especially for ferret adrenal surgeries.

Phone: (425) 379-0400

Northwest Animal Care Hospital
10105 19th Ave. SE
Everett, WA 98208
fax: 425-379-5277
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 Gig Harbor

Carla Rasmussen, DVM
Harbor Animal Hospital
Dr. Carla Rasmussen graduated from Iowa State University and has been practicing veterinarian medicine in Gig Harbor since she graduated in 1989. She was able to fulfill her professional goal  by opening Harbor Animal Hospital on November 1, 2005.

Beth Owen, DVM
Dr. Beth Owen graduated from Kansas State University in 1986 and joined the Harbor Animal Hospital team last spring. Her professional journey has included owning two veterinary hospitals in California, but she is happy to now call Gig Harbor and Harbor Animal Hospital her home.  Dr Owen does most of our vet care for the rabbits at our Gig Harbor facility.

Phone: (253) 851-7866

Harbor Animal Hospital
4225 Burnham Dr..
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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Issaquah 

Dr. Van, DVM
VCA Alpine Animal Hospital

open 24 hours

Dr. Van has been treating pet house rabbits, guinea pigs and other small furry critters for over 20 years.

Phone: 1-425-392-8888

888 NW Sammamish Road
Issaquah, WA 98027

 

Kirkland/Juanita

Diane Mitchell, DVM
Juanita Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Mitchell is one of the top rabbit, rodent & ferret vets in our area & loves to work with birds (and of course dogs and cats too.)

Phone: (425) 823-8411

Juanita Veterinary Clinic
11416 98th NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
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Lynnwood

PAWS Lynnwood Spay / Neuter Services
PAWS offers discounted spay and neuter surgeries for rabbits (and dogs and cats) of qualified low-income individuals in the Puget Sound region. Space is limited so schedule an appointment today.

Phone: (425) 787-2500

PAWS Spay/Neuter Information
15305 44th Ave. W
Lynnwood, WA, 98087
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 North Seattle

Animal Critical Care & Emergency Service (ACCES)

Most of the time there is an experienced rabbit, rodent, ferret veterinarian on duty, but be sure to ask. For more information, see "In An Emergency" at the top of this page. 

Phone: (206) 364-1660

ACCES
11536 Lake City Way NE
Seattle,WA 98125
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Tacoma

Liane Sperlich, DVM
Browns Point Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Sperlich has excellent recommendations from her clients. She sees rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents and ferrets. If you're in the Tacoma area, this is the veterinarian to see.

Phone: (253) 927-1323

Browns Point Veterinary Clinic
6720 Eastside Dr. NE #4
Tacoma, WA 98422
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm
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USA: If you can't afford vet care

There are several services that will help you find vet care for your animal, no matter what your income.

Financial Aid for Vet Care: