:) you'll live longer
Does anyone have opinions as to a good vet in the vancouver area? How about SPCA vs the private vet's?
I'm looking for input and information. thanks.
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I have a great vet who does only house calls. Minimizes his overhead expense and therefore his fees. Downside, is you have to be home during work hours for him to drop by. He lives in North Van, works mostly in Vancouver, and has operating privilges atVictoria/Kingsway and King Edward/Cambie pet hospitals. He picks up and drops off our dogs for surgery and the only time we had an emergency he met us at the hospital. If this interests you, I can PM his name and number. He is also very not into fixing regular aging problems and not into extending a pet's life beyond what is reasonable given whatever conditions arise.
Upside, our dogs have a minimal stress relationship with him.
The only place that I would recommend is Atlas Animal Hospital at 41st and Fraser. Very busy place, so be patient. Prices are very reasonable. Hours are awesome 8:00 am to Midnight 7 days a week. Dr. Bhullar the chief vet is very honest and only recommends what really needs to be done.
Originally Posted by rockshoxbiker
depends on what is wrong with your pet. If your pet is in need of special attention and you want the best facilities I suggetst Animal Critical Care. They have a CT scanner that is very new and I have had some contact with them in regards to setting up a MRI scanner for pet at their new facility. If you have not done so, a piece of mind would be getting pet insurance. Depending on the coverage your pet's vet bill could be covered. I agree with K600F3 Atlas is good. I go to petcetera cause my dog's medical history is there and I refer to Animal Critical Care for extreme cases.
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My few observations from 50 years of pets and vets
Don't buy whatever the currently popular dog is, your chance of identifying a properly bred dog is about nil. Less popular dogs are bred by hobbyists who spend a lifetime working with one breed they love.
Health insurance works better for cats, they have more delicate constitutions.
A well bred dog is pretty tough and should have few health issues other than cars and scrapping with other dogs.
Don't go to pet emergency clinics. The one at Fir and 4th charged us over $200.00 to stabalize a cat with a crushed skull, before they told us they would have to put it down. That was why I took it in I would have drowned it, but I lived two blocks away and thought the injection route would be easier. And yes, I did pay to have it put to 'sleep' as well.
If your pet is really sick, not always, but often, it is unliikely to return to full health. Let it go. It's a pet and you will get another one and fall in love.