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SMALL MAMMALS

Valley Vets Ltd is very pleased to offer a comprehensive service to all owners of small mammals.

We see and treat rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and chinchillas on a daily basis. We also see mice, golden ( Syrian ) hamsters and Russian dwarf hamsters on a regular basis and sugar gliders occassionally.

Routine check ups for small mammals may be booked at any of our three branches. This is also the case for rabbit health checks/vaccinations.

We strongly advise the routine annual vaccination of rabbits against viral haemorrhagic disease and the routine six monthly vaccination of rabbits against myxomatosis.

Our nursing staff are very willing to discuss diet and husbandry requirements of small mammals with owners.

We sell Timothy Hay and Herbage for rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas and complete pelleted foods for rabbits.

Routine surgery (including neutering) is undertaken at all three branches, as are routine dental treatments.

More complex surgery and dental treatments are usually conducted at our Cardiff branch, where the veterinary and nursing staff have a special interest in the veterinary care of small mammals.

Owners of small mammals are often extremely worried about their pet requiring a general anaesthetic for any procedure as there are many sources of information that suggest anaesthetics in these little animals are very high risk. Valley Vets firmly believe that provided the animals are not unduly stressed prior to anaesthesia ( e.g. by housing away from predators such as dogs and cat and with the provision of hay and hide boxes ) and that good, effective analgesia is maintained before, during and after surgery, then risks can be dramaticaly minimised, though unfortunately never eliminated completely. Please discuss any worries with our staff.

Valley Vets Ltd encourages all clients to insure their pets for veterinary fees.

RVN Nursing Team

Our Cardiff and Ystrad Mynach branches are accredited Veterinary Nurse Training Practices. Student veterinary nurses work alongside our qualified staff and attend external college regularly, to attain the qualifications necessary to become an RVN (Registered Veterinary Nurse). To retain this qualification, our RVN’s must attend regular and on-going training courses each and every year.

Our nurses will provide free advice to clients on the following subjects:

  • Worming and flea control.
  • Dental care.
  • Obesity problems.
  • Diets.
  • Basic training problems.

Please telephone us, or see our reception staff, to make an appointment with a nurse.

RWAF-Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund

Britain's largest organisation for rabbit lovers! The RWAF has existed since 1996 and is the combined effort of the Rabbit Welfare Association and its charity partner, the Rabbit Welfare Fund, working to improve the lives of domestic rabbits across the UK through education and communication by making people realise that rabbits are intelligent creatures that need space, exercise, companionship and stimulation and are not to be bought on a whim.

As well as being an animal welfare agency, the RWAFalso offers members the support needed to give their rabbits the best lives possible and have a huge wealth of experience to share with you.

For further information, please visit www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk