Both Dr. Zarilli and Dr. Jezbera are widely used by doberman breeders throughout the state. I prefer the style of Dr. Jezbera's crops, he's the one who has cropped most of my dogs. But you really can't go wrong with either doc.alienex said:Thanks for the help Chaz. I sent you a Private message. I have an appointment with him but its not til the 15th of Sept. That would make my puppy almost 15 weeks. So I also made another with a guy in Irvine named Dr. Zarilli at the Irvine Pet Complex and thats this monday so im confused on what to do. Anyone want to chime in?
It's not unusual for Dr. J. to be booked that solid..generally you call his office to make an appointment for ear cropping the day your litter is born to guarantee you'll be able to get them in at the optimum time. He's the only vet in the practice, and so has to work around seeing clients as well as doing surgery.Sooz said:Alienex, my advice would be to call Dr. Jezbera's office and MAKE CERTAIN the vet (not just the receptionist) knows that your pup will be 15 weeks old by the time of your appt. for ear cropping. Knowing that, they may try to get you in sooner.
In terms of the crop itself, I don't think one doc is necessarily "better" than the other. The style they do is slightly different, Dr. Jezbera's ears are thinner, with more curve and shape. They also have a little hook on the very tip of the ear. I prefer Dr. Jezbera's ears-so do many others. But just as many people prefer Dr. Zirelli's ears-it comes down to individual taste. Both do excellent work.alienex said:Anyone have any insight as to which doctor I should stick with at this point. I obviously like all of you want the best crop and aftercare for my dobe.
YES! The tongue depressor was used as a post and put inside the ear. It was an AWFUL system. I had an entire litter wind up with sores inside their ears because of the posts-resulting in having to delay posting them for a couple of weeks until the sores healed.Chaz said:Murreydobe, was Jezbera using tongue depressors INSIDE the ears when you used his after-care? I can see where that would present problems. The foam-tube system he uses now seems to work fine, no infections or visible irritation in four months. Now they only use a tongue depressor as a brace between the ears, so the tongue depressor never touches the actual ear.