Finding the perfect Vet for your Pet
18 March 2009
Published at 17:26 Comments (3)
Like so many of us expats living here in Spain our Pets are part of our family.
Around last September one of our dogs got out and was hit by a car in Benijofar about 1/2 mile from where we live, but befour you say it, we are very responsible owners and take every precaution to prevent them escaping, but she was in season and think that she must of got out from under our fence. The first we knew of the accident is when the Veterinary Hospital Pet Care in Benijofar called to say the police had taken our dog into them after she had been hit by a car to check for a Micro chip, lucky enough we had this done otherwise we may never of found her. The Vets told us she was in a poor condition with a broken jaw, back leg and some internal bleeding and that they had already done x rays and was about to take her in to surgury, we was absolutly amazed that the hospital had already done all this befour contacting us but never the less very very happy. I left work straight away and collected my wife who was at a friends house then went straight to the hospital in Benijofar, we had to wait untill the surgury had finished which was almost 2 hours, the staff there was so nice they made us drinks and sat talking to us all the time explaining everything that was being done, it was like being in a regular hospital for people. When we did finally get to see her we just broke down and although we was told she would make it and be ok she just looked so sad laying there asleep. She stayed in there for the next 2 days and was told we could collect her in the following afternoon, which we did, at this time we was a little worried what the bill would be as we hadnt got any insurance "then" but the owner of pet care who is British told us not to worrie at the moment and wanted to see her the next day then 2 days later. We knew that in the UK this type of treatment would cost us a fortune, so we went to our bank to ask for an overdraft just in case we received a big shock, which we did the finel bill was just over 240euros we couldnt beleive how cheap the treatment was and for such a fantastic service, we now reccomend them to just about everyone we know . Well done and a great big thank you to Pet Care in Benijofar.