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Rabbit medicine
We need to talk about the rabbit in the room …
  1. Alaina Turner
  1. Horsham, West Sussex
  1. e-mail: alaina.m.turner{at}

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During my time as a student, I was laughed at for my strong interest in rabbits from fellow students, clinicians and vets while on EMS placements. As an older student, I had learnt from previous experiences to stick to my guns, and not care what others thought.

And this is exactly what I did. In fact, I went further, being an active member on my university’s zoological society for multiple years, arranging rabbit lectures and corresponding with rabbit experts Frances Harcourt-Brown, John Chitty and Richard Saunders. When the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) held their conference at my university, I managed to wrangle …

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