Rabbit owners urged to vaccinate now

Northern Sydney Regional Rabbit Control Program in 2018

If your rabbit is unvaccinated or hasn't been vaccinated in the last 6 months, we urge you to vaccinate now because of the Hills Shire Council's annual release of Rabbit Calicivirus, also known as Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus.

The deliberate release of Calicivirus in October every year is done to try to reduce the population of feral rabbits in the Council's public parks and reserves.

Calicivirus causes death in rabbits. It's untreatable. It's spread through rabbit-to-rabbit contact or via biting insects (especially mosquitoes).

Pet rabbits can be infected and killed by the virus. If your rabbit hasn't been vaccinated in the last 6 months, please contact us to vaccinate your rabbit.

Council Rabbit-Baiting Program

Also, in November 2018, the Council is undertaking a rabbit-baiting program using a poison.

This is for authorised Hills Shire residents to use against feral rabbits on their private property.

The poison is pindone ('Rabbait'), which is an anti-coagulant similar to rat poison.

Carrots laced with pindone and also a green dye will be used as bait.

If a sick rabbit has green dye around the mouth, then it may be due to eating the poison.

Please don't hesitate in taking a sick rabbit to the vet.

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Chelsea Veterinary Hospital
Baulkham Hills

Address: 472 Windsor Rd, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153
Phone: (02) 9639 1200

Chelsea Veterinary Hospital Baulkham Hills provides professional and caring treatment for all your pets.

We know that helping our clients begins with providing a good understanding of health issues and treatment options. You’ll then be equipped to make the best ongoing health care decisions for your pet.

We have fully-equipped examination rooms, diagnostic machines, digital x-ray, operating theatre, pharmacy and hospital areas.

The hospital is conveniently located on Windsor Rd, and has plenty of parking space.

Chelsea Veterinary Hospital has been part of the Hills community for decades. In that time, we’ve helped thousands of our clients with their dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals, and native animals too.

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Stray dogs and cats

Scanning for a microchip

When people find stray dogs or cats, they often bring them to a vet to see if they have a microchip.

As a public service, our vet hospital can scan a stray animal for a microchip.

If a microchip is found, then we can look up the owner's details on the database.

But if there is no microchip, or the owner's details are out-of-date, then we cannot keep the animal at our vet hospital.

Vet hospitals are not permitted by law to hold uninjured stray animals.

Please note that the finder of an uninjured stray animal is legally responsible for them.

According to the Companion Animals Act, the finder of a stray animal must take them to an official animal holding facility, such as the pound, or return them to the owner (if known), as soon as practicable.

Scans for uninjured strays can be done Monday to Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm, or Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm, excluding public holidays.

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Chelsea Veterinary Hospital

472 Windsor Rd, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153
Phone: 9639 1200

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Clinic Hours

Consultations are by appointment.

Monday
9am - 12noon  4pm - 7pm
Tuesday
9am - 12noon  4pm - 7pm
Wednesday
9am - 12noon  4pm - 7pm
Thursday
9am - 12noon  4pm - 7pm
Friday
9am - 12noon  4pm - 7pm
Saturday
9am - 12noon  2pm - 5pm
Sunday
By appointment only

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