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Ah, vet recommendations.

One of my cats has a few symptoms that I need to have checked out. Can someone recommend a good veterinarian who:

- Is very personable and is (obviously) good with animals
- Is... not "cheap" necessarily, but only does necessary tests and has decent rates.
- Not too far from Osborne Village, because I don't have a car (I can probably borrow one if I need to, but I don't want to hugely inconvenience the lender).
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Date:December 5th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
Perhaps Dr. Pat Murtagh of Mobile Veterinary Services? (669-6134) He does house calls; in fact, they're all he does.

He doesn't do emergencies and obviously he can't do X-rays or advanced tests, but he's excellent for diagnosis and booster shots and such. Perhaps he can at least tell you whether or not your cat needs to be seen at a fully equipped clinic.

EDITED: Because I got his business name wrong. My bad.

Edited at 2008-12-05 10:56 pm (UTC)
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Date:December 5th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
A house call would be ideal (this is the cat who is scared to go into the hallway outside the apartment, haha).

I think she may need x-rays actually (persistant cough), if so, would he be able to recommend a clinic?

Is he really nice? This is key. I had a really terrible experience with a Stonewall vet when I was pretty young, and now I get super nervous around them.
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Date:December 6th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
Yes, he'd be able to recommend a clinic if necessary.

I wouldn't say he's "really nice". Dr. Murtagh is... unique. He's an irrepressible little Irishman with a ready wit and a ready grin, but he's not exactly a sweetheart. If there's bad news, for example, he's not likely to sugarcoat it. He IS, however, very knowledgable and kind when it comes to dealing with animals.

Sorry to hear that you're handicapped when it comes to dealing with vets. :-) Best of luck to you and your little one.
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Date:December 6th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
Ok, it sounds like I could handle that. Thanks for the recommendation!
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