Singapore Veterinarians – Share your experiences!

Singapore Veterinarians. Good and bad experiences? Favourite Singapore Veterinarians in mind?

Singapore Veterinarians are not only getting more competitions but also getting more stress over social media reports, articles, blogs, and Facebook postings. A lot of people condemned Singapore Veterinarians, saying Singapore Veterinarians are inexperience, business minded, not caring enough to their little pets, but to me, I don’t agree to these saying. There may be a few rotten apples, but I don’t believe in ALL apples are rotten!

Happy Boy, had seen 5 different veterinarians in Singapore in less than half a year in 2012 because of his anal glands problem. It gave me a lot of headaches! After experiences so many Singapore Veterinarians, i came out with this answer regarding Singapore Veterinarians and veterinary services.

Most of you will try google “Singapore Veterinarians” or maybe “Vet in Singapore” and read up comments related to Singapore Veterinarians. But I don’t really believe in forums comments, a lot of the comments look so FAKE.

Choosing the best veterinarians among so many Singapore Veterinarians are not easy. I will share with you my experiences with Singapore Veterinarians and what I look up for when searching for veterinarians. Importance of finding a good veterinarian will definitely benefits your dogs

Singapore Veterinarians

This is a Singapore Pets Magazine, and in Dec 2012, they came out a book on Pet’s Health, with 30 Singapore Veterinarians to discuss about common pets (Dogs and Cats) health issues in Singapore. It is a good magazine for pet’s owner to understand what are the common dogs or cats problems in Singapore.

I’m sure the 30 Singapore Veterinarians interviewed in this magazine are the most experience and best veterinarians in Singapore you could choose from.

What do I look out for when choosing veterinarian for my dog? Why is this particular Singapore Veterinarian categorise as our favourite and best veterinarian among so many other veterinarians in Singapore?

This is my personal thinking and through my experiences:

  1. A professional veterinarian should always love animals, and should not afraid of the animal that they going to examine.
    • Dr Cheryl handle Happy Boy very well, Happy Boy didn’t struggle a lot when she examine him. The feeling is not same as visiting other clinics where he will struggle, scare, jump and run away. Happy Boy even shake its friendly tail.
    • I have even seen a veterinarian that is so scare of my dog, the moment he see my dog, the veterinarian will bring out dog muzzle and put it on Happy Boy! Come on, Mr Veterinarian, what if it’s a BIG DOG? Are you going to faint?
    • I also seen a veterinarian who cannot handle my dog and let him fell from a high table! WTH?!?! TERRIBLE VETERINARIAN!
  2. A professional veterinarian should NOT be pushy and don’t FORCE client into thinking what they think is correct. I have seen veterinarians that force me into thinking that’s the only solution, if you don’t listen, your pet will not recover and die.
    • Dr Cheryl explained things to me in detail. She is not pushy and get me to try all kinds of test or products.
  3. An experienced veterinarian doesn’t mean that he or she is old, means they are experienced. I prefer to choose a veterinarian that experience in hospital type of environment. Maybe is a psychology, I feel that veterinarian who works in animal hospital see more serious cases and do more bigger operations than the smaller clinic.
  4. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to a particular veterinarian, I think you should change a veterinarian. It is very important to find a HONEST VETERINARIAN, a Veterinarian that you trust!
  5. Happy Boy’s anal glands bursted 2 times within 1 and a half months last year, and I’m very scare that there will be a 3rd time. There was one veterinarian told me that some dog’s owner will decide to do an operation to remove the anal gland and problem will be solved! This particular veterinarian is very keen to operate my dog. He even called me and told me he got ready the information for me to read and know about this operation. But when I consulted Dr Cheryl on this, she pushed away the explanation about the operation and told me don’t think of that at the moment. Operation should always be the last choice to think of…..
    • I have heard of people complaining veterinarians “opened up” their dogs, end up nothing found, and not even that serious that need an operation. But the veterinarian still charge them a $2k for the whole process and nothing was found.
  6. Pet’s owner should be understanding too, yes, veterinarian is an animal doctor, but that doesn’t mean they know everything! If doctors know everything, we already have medicines for all sorts of flu, H7N9, SARS, Dengue or even AIDs. I have an encountered veterinarian that tell me rubbish because they doesn’t want you to know they actually don’t know the answer.
    • A veterinarian should always be honest, don’t let them treat your pet as guinea pig to test out their skill and be famous.
    • If the veterinarians are not sure about the answer, they should do research and promise to get back to you an answer on your next visit.

A good veterinarian should NOT always think of EARNING money from clients. A pet business is a long term business, must always think of LONG TERM relationship. Don’t forget, a dog can live up to 10-15years! And word of mouth and social media can kill your business.

Share your experiences with us! Who is your favourite and best Veterinarians in Singapore.

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