New around here. My first rabbit, Ms Bun Poopers, came to me, mostly by coincidence, because we found her abandoned in an apartment building in a suitcase. Our second rabbit, Mr Bighead, is a very recent addition, who is adopted from Brampton Animal Services on 9 April 2011.
Since neither of them has been fixed, I have kept them separated (to prevent many bunny babies from happening, even if Ms Buns doesn't seem interested).
Ms Buns went to her first vet visit, not too long ago. I was planning to get her spayed anyway for health reasons (if not anything else) and had it booked despite the hefty cost of $500 ($498 and change -- I understand rent in Toronto is very expensive). However, with the addition of Mr Bighead and being a student, I had to turn to more affordable options to fix the two buns.
I called around for any rabbit-savvy vet within a 2-3hr (max) driving distance from Toronto to compare prices. Finally, I stumbled upon Rockwood Veterinary Clinic from the forums here (RabbitsOnline). (Rockwood is 1 hr 2 mins drive away, according to Google Maps.)
I was very relieved that they were not annoyed with my many questions regarding rabbits. (Some of them become impatient, which is understandable.) So, for those looking for an affordable spay/neuter in the GTA region (in Canada) and is willing to drive, Rockwood offers these prices (as of April 2011):
- Checkup/pre-surgical exam: $24.30
- Neuter: $97.67
- Spay: $139.50
I'm more nervous about Ms Buns' spay than the neuter (as it is more invasive) than anything. If all goes well, I will be going to Rockwood for yearly checkups for the two buns.
Wish me luck and good luck to anyone else in a similar situation.