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I believe your choice in a vet is almost as important as your choice in breeders. I don't live close enough to see reddobes and believe me I would if closer and doberkim is on the other end of the earth from me but I would love to be near her as well.

Do you have a good relationship with your vet?

Just curious.

I like my vet a lot.

KC/Linda
 

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Love my vet he seams to really care about the animals not just the money like a lot of other vets I've been to. Also we developed a pretty close friendship cause he is my ex-boss/friends cousin (not ex friend just x boss lol) he also gives me a disscount. Plus he loves dobes he thinks they are awesome. BTW good morning linda
 

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I LOVED my cat's vet. She was always nice, happy to see him, super informative, and wasn't in it just for the money. At one point he needed to stay overnight but we couldn't really afford the ridiculous fee so she took my cat home and took care of him herself.

I can't really say the same for my dog's vet. Before we moved I worked for the place where I got him vetted. They were all nice and knew their stuff but I didn't have much of a connection. Now that I've moved I've talked to a bunch of different people and different clinics and finally chose one that had a few doberman clients but I have no reason to really like them so far (that being said, I don't have a reason to not like them either).
 

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My vet is expensive -- $15 more per visit than another vet in the area -- but I think he is a young Dr. Wikipedia. Nice clinic too. They have vets from Ortho to Dermatology on staff. A bit expensive but I trust him.

Morning to you too Texas Lady. That Alice just is so so cute!
 
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I wish I had my vet from Chattanooga here. The one I have now is okay, but I have been disappointed since I ended up diagnosing something I had been taking Parker to her for, for several months. I had already got tired of the clinic owner telling me to come back in a couple of days, then he would get serious about really finding out what was wrong. I am on the verge of switching again, but these are supposed to be the best in town and are the third one I have tried. I think there is only two more left.
 

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I love my vet, and they all LOVE Dexter. When I took him in Saturday for routine bloodwork, I could hear them all laughing in the back with him - he's such a goofball. :)

They're now part of the VCA franchise, but the original owner was my neighbor's vet for their dog, Snoopy back when I was a small child. They're a fixture around here, started sometime in the 60's, and every vet and technician I've dealt with has been great (well, there was one vet that didn't seem to have a lot of experience, but since there are several others, it worked out okay.) One of the Techs has a Dobie and they all love the breed.
 

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Love, love, love my girls' vet!!

She's very sharp/intelligent, proactive, helpful, shares all the information (doesn't dumb it down), discusses and offers options for anything she can so we can agree on what's best - she's just awesome. I feel fortunate to have found someone so fantastic and close for the girls' care.
 
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I love the vet that I take my guys to, she had Dobermans so that helps. I helped convince her that they should go with a three year vaccine protocol at the clinic. She is very open to change and learning.
Many times she only charges me half of the exam fee. There are 3 or 4 vets there but I will only go to her. She really loves my two, and they love her..lol!
 
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I'm happy to see this thread. Upon rescuing Sofia, one of my biggest concerns was not knowing her health history and the lack ( or seemingly lack ) of pet care here in Mexico. We have found a vet who seems to have a sixth sense about the dogs.. he is an excellent diagnostician and has a gentle and warm spirit that lends itself to the dogs.. Through routine bloodwork, Sofia's liver enzymes showed to be off the chart, I was beyond worried. reading and studying the fact that DObermans are prone to liver disease scared me to death. I just didn't know which way to go. Dr. Olvera (who also dx'ed slight arthritis in her hip just by watching her walk) treated her with a five hour IV of fluids, Baytril for a week and put her on a copper inhibiting kibble.. within 10 days her numbers dropped so drastically, I knew we were out of the woods ( at least for now) will keep testing her periodically. He has given me his home phone number and calls to check on 'his girl'. Baja just doesnt' have the skills, or the equipment for thorough testing, but I think we found a gold mine in Dr. Olvera who does what he can.. ( he also offers a 'almost free' spay and neuter for the over population of street dogs and does everything he can to find them homes.) yes.. I love out vet!
 

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I have been going to my vet for 22 years. Yes I love him and his office. I would not have stayed for any length of time especially for 22 years if he and his staff did not love my animals as much as I do.
 

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I love my vet! You can tell she is not just about the money but really cares about the dogs. My vet is one of the best for cropping eats in Dallas. She did not do Roxy's ears but her mentor did. She did do the taping and posting. So, we go to see her every week for a while. She has called and checked up on Roxy before when she was not feeling good.
 

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As evident in my post yesterday I am extremely unhappy with my current vet. Very closed minded and are painfully unaware of common problems in dobes. They also push Science Diet and Eukacrapa. There are 2 others in my new town that I will be checking out, but I am not feeling very hopefull about them. I will probably end up going to my previous vet I used a few years ago with my GSD, even though I have since moved further away. Also, my current vet is pretty pricey...it's $75.00 just to walk into the door.
 

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I love my vet. We've been going to him for about 16-18 years now, I think. Only trouble with him is that he's insanely busy and I sometimes feel rushed during an appointment, but that's not really his fault. And despite being rushed, he is thorough usually and does not cost me a fortune like most vets in this city.

We have another vet that we've used for the last couple spays and neuters (my breeder's vet), but mostly just because most of my breeder's dogs end up going to him for those procedures. I don't like this vet for regular stuff though unless I absolutely have to go there for some reason. I can't understand him well and he's very expensive. He costs at least double what my vet costs for the same diagnosis and treatment.
 
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Seven years ago we had a very good vet who retired. Since then, I have been changing continually due to poor advice, improper diagnosis, overpricing, etc.

I have finally found a very good, progressive vet, who is also reasonably priced, and willing to spend time with his patients. :chlead:

The specialists I have had to go to here are VERY good, but insanely expensive.
 

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Yes, adore my vet. I pay slightly more and drive a little farther, but it's more than worth it. If anyone in the Twin Cities is looking for a great vet, PM me.

I think my relationship with my vet is critical to my animals' well-being.
 
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I've been a client since 1997 so YES I do. And sometimes I've driven an hour to get to her. I have her home and cell number. She's wonderful, brilliant and a great mentor as well as caring. I trust her 100%. She gets me in when I need it and actually may have saved an obstruction surgery for us yesterday. Flirt was acting off and has a history of obstructions so I took her in. Many vets may have just sent us back home as there weren't huge signs of anything. She thought she felt something upon exam and asked if it was ok to xray and BAM there was something there which turned out to be freaking STUFFING :(

She also (as did everyone I saw) ask about my Vizsla who in May was diagnosed with DI.

I also went back and held Flirt for the xray and she walked me though it all. I got to hold Flirt for the enemas too which wasn't nearly as fun :)
 

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Willy's vet has taken care of him since he was a puppy-a little over 6 years ago. She
loves all dogs but seems to have a special thing for Dobes. Her clinic is certainly not
the cheapest in the area, but when Willy has a problem, she will go all out to get him
healthy.
I have complete faith in her to take care of Willy. That says it all.
 
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