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Rabbit-Savvy Vet list

Rabbit-Savvy Vet list

Bunnies are classed as EXOTIC in veterinary terms.  As such, vets require specialized training to treat them effectively.  Vets who have trained and only worked in South Africa are unlikely to have had extensive training in the treatment of bunnies. Our vet list is always under construction – if no specific vet is named at one of the practices listed below, you need to request the clinic’s exotic/rabbit veterinarian. Although we do our best to only recommend rabbit-savvy veterinarians on our list, we (admins) have not been able to personally visited each of these clinics/hospitals. We rely mostly on the recommendations of our group members. Should you for any reason feel that one of the vets/institutions should be removed from the list, please contact us so we may investigate.



Cape Town

Dr. Bernice van Huyssteen – MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Runs the exotic clinic, special interest in rabbits

CEAH (Cape Exotic Animal Hospital), 10 de Villiers Drive, Durbanville

021 975 2239


Dr. Steven Smit
Tygerberg Animal Hospital Kenridge, 78 De Bron Ave, Kenever, Kenridge

021 914 0886


Dr. Lauren McGavin & Dr. Gina du Plessis
Steenberg Veterinary Clinic, Steenberg Village Shopping Village, Reddam Ave, Westlake

021 701 0557


Dr. Kim Tutt – Eye Specialist & Small Exotics
Cape Animal Medical Center (24 hours), Rosemead Avenue, Kenilworth

021 674 0034


Dr. Vanessa Persson – Has worked with rabbits in the UK

Observatory Animal Clinic, 156 Lower Main Road, Observatory

021 447 1331



Dr Ilse Jenkinson

Teva Veterinary Clinic, Vergelegen Spar Centre, 1 Schaapenberg Road, Somerset West

021 851 3511 / 3554


CARE (Centre for Avian, Reptiles and Exotics), Pellmeadow Estate, Protea Road, Klapmuts

021 875 5063 / 086 123 2473 (24-hour support)



Port Elizabeth

Dr. Laura Jeanne Rennie

Linton Grange Animal Hospital, 8 Salvia Crescent, Linton Grande, Port Elizabeth

041 360 1291


Lorraine Veterinary Clinic
178 Circular Dve, Lorraine, Port Elizabeth

041 367 2303




Joburg & Pretoria

Dr. Dorianne Elliot

Bird and Exotic Animal Hospital, M35 Soutpan Road, Onderstepoort, Pretoria

012 529 8105


Bryanston Avian, Exotic & Small Animal Clinic

99 Grosvenor Rd, Bryanston, Sandton

011 706 1381

Dr. King

Parkmore Vet Clinic 124, 11th Street, Parkmore

011 883 4746 / 2107


Dr. Natasha Ross & Dr. Shelagh Hahn – Experienced rabbit-savvy vets

Blue Bush Animal Clinic, 20/14 Vloot St, Bloubosrand, Randburg

011 462 5839


Dr. Jaco Jacob – Not listed as an exotic vet, brilliant with rabbits

Val De Grace Animal Clinic 75 Watermeyer Street, Val De Grace, Pretoria

012 804 8901 / (Emergency) 083 251 8484


Dr. Amy Newham

Elarduspark Animal Clinic, 838 Barnard Street, Elardus Park, Pretoria

012 345 2161




Kloof Village Veterinary Clinic – Stocks rabbit food

2 St. Mary’s Road, Kloof, Durban

031 764 0588 


Riverside Veterinary Clinic – Stocks rabbit food and hay

62 Soofie Saheb Drive, Durban North

031 563 6565/6


Westville Veterinary Hospital – Stocks rabbit food

31 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville

031 267 8000

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