Time for another Small Business Spotlight. This time for my vet … Annandale Animal Hospital.
If you are looking for a vet practice that is professional, listens and cares about your animals then this is the one for you.
My experience …. We had the misfortune late last year of one of our cats being diagnosed with cancer … so I have spent a far bit of time at the vets and have got to know all of the staff well. They have been excellent throughout the whole process. At the time of diagnosis I was also 9 months preganant (and ready to give birth at any minute). They were understanding of our unique situation and were also very forthcoming with suggestions on how we could balance my condition with that of our cat. They were very caring and helpful .. not just to our cat but also to us in getting through the grief process while getting action for the cat as soon as possible. They also provided us with lots of information and allowed us to contact them when we needed to get clarification or understand more … they were also very open to listening to what we wanted to do both in the general sense and in each immediate step of the care process. If required that also have access to specialists (our cat required consultation from a veterinary oncologist). I think they are the best.
Please let me put it here just in case people think I am alittle biased because we have had a positive result with his treatment.. I know they are vets and not magicians or miracle workers. My cat has a terminal condition and while things are looking good now but he could at any day slip. The important thing is that the team at Annandale Animal Hospital with us have worked together to provide the best care for my cat both in the professional sense but also in regards to care and quality of life. I always hope for the best but I know that this is not a guarantee …
I think the thing that comes across with all of the staff whether that be the bright and friendly receptionist, the caring and funny vet nurses or the professional and compassionate vets is that they all love animals.
However don’t forget they are other services than just medical veterinary including
- cat boarding – the cat boarding is great. Cats love the “Lion’s Den” and they do also cater for special needs cats. I have used the cat boarding a few times and it is great.
- dog boarding drop off and pick up – they have a relationship with a boarding keenel and provide the facility for you to drop off and pick up your dog from the vets.
- puppy pre-school
- cat adoption
In short … if you are in Sydney’s Inner West and have a pet I recommend that if you want them to get the best of care then visit Annandale Animal Hospital. They are magnificent. http://www.annandalevets.com.au/