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1 hour ago, JimGant said:

Anybody had any experience with Thonglor Pet Hospital?

They're good, but expensive. The bill there is always double what I'm expecting. At CMU Small Animal Hospital it's always half what I'm expecting. Less waiting around at Thonglor though.

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I am a regular customer at Thonglor thanks to having a cat that is a fighter, usually late at night when my usual vet in Meechok Plaza is closed. I have no complaints about any of the visits and treatment that the various doctors have given. They are careful, well trained and know their subjects, & have good equipment in a custom built facility. Yes they are more expensive but they are open 24/7 and can provide comprehensive care at any hour. And the senior staff have all been good with speaking English.

 

No doubt there will be the usual members who are critical on the basis of cost but as with my own health I believe in doing the best that you can afford. And I do not begrudge paying for good treatment.

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On 2/4/2018 at 6:48 PM, NancyL said:

Many people like Dr. Nook Animal Hospital, just off Chang Klan Rd. near the Shangri La hotel.  Dr. Nook recently performed surgery on Mr. Bitey, removing an amazingly-fast growing lump from his back that turned out to be cancer.  Mr. Bitey's liver function was compromised by the cancer, but has improved now thanks to meds and a special diet.  He has to return monthly for blood tests and adjustment of the meds and seems to like Dr. Nook, but not the ride over and even back home.  Complains the entire time.

We use Dr. Nook, too. Very happy with her.

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56 minutes ago, taotoo said:

They're good, but expensive. The bill there is always double what I'm expecting. At CMU Small Animal Hospital it's always half what I'm expecting. Less waiting around at Thonglor though.

I consider my pets a part of the family and whatever the expense I don`t begrudge it.

 

My dogs hate vets and when I inquired at the CMU Small Animal Hospital explaining that my dogs can be difficult to restrain and handle they told me that`s it`s the responsibility of each owner to keep their dogs under restraint. At the Ban Mha Ka Maew Animal Hospital they have expert staff and dog handlers. No problems, they know exactly how to keep my dogs under control while treated. The care and medical my dogs receive there I can only describe as absolutely first rate.

 

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We got a misdiagnosis at  Ban Mha Ka Maew Animal Hospital but it was an emergency night visit so only a young and inexperienced vet was there.

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4 hours ago, cyberfarang said:

I consider my pets a part of the family and whatever the expense I don`t begrudge it.

 

My dogs hate vets and when I inquired at the CMU Small Animal Hospital explaining that my dogs can be difficult to restrain and handle they told me that`s it`s the responsibility of each owner to keep their dogs under restraint. At the Ban Mha Ka Maew Animal Hospital they have expert staff and dog handlers. No problems, they know exactly how to keep my dogs under control while treated. The care and medical my dogs receive there I can only describe as absolutely first rate.

 

Yes, one of the things I like about Dr. Nook's Animal Hospital is that she has several young male animal handlers who rush out to the Uber to escort Mr. Bitey into the clinic as soon as I arrive.  He always shuts up as soon as they show up.  They get him out on of the plastic basket and onto the examining table, where they do the initial prep work of weighing, temp, keeping him calm until the doc arrives, etc and, again, not a peep out of an animal who had been treating the Uber driver and me to a constant stream of kitty abuse the entire ride to the clinic. 

 

I expect that going to the CMU small animal clinic is kind of like going to Suan Dok hospital vs. Bangkok Hospital.  Good, inexpensive medical care but long waits and no frills like the vet clinic version of cute nurses to take your blood pressure and hold your hand.

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3 hours ago, NancyL said:

 

 

I expect that going to the CMU small animal clinic is kind of like going to Suan Dok hospital vs. Bangkok Hospital.  Good, inexpensive medical care but long waits and no frills like the vet clinic version of cute nurses to take your blood pressure and hold your hand.

No, not at all. First of all the price is not that different from some of the private clinics. I've never had to wait too long, but we always call in advance and make an appointment with our favorite vet there. Usually if the appointment is at say 10:30, then they usually call the queue by about 11:00. Or, I send a LINE message to the vet and tell him what time we made the appointment for. He usually responds by saying he will be ready to see us close to that time and comes out to get us. The long wait is from what I have observed, with the oncology specialists. Often there are many people with extremely sick animals waiting for long periods of time to see the cancer doctors who come on certain days and spend a lot of time with each animal. Then, the wait could be hours.

 

I feel that Small Animal Hospital is the best. They have everything there. You get all the diagnostics done once the vet starts your case. The bone surgeon is the only one in C.M. and although he has a private clinic in Chiang Mai Land, he only does surgery at the hospital. It's a very professional operation.

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9 hours ago, elektrified said:

No, not at all. First of all the price is not that different from some of the private clinics. I've never had to wait too long, but we always call in advance and make an appointment with our favorite vet there. Usually if the appointment is at say 10:30, then they usually call the queue by about 11:00. Or, I send a LINE message to the vet and tell him what time we made the appointment for. He usually responds by saying he will be ready to see us close to that time and comes out to get us. The long wait is from what I have observed, with the oncology specialists. Often there are many people with extremely sick animals waiting for long periods of time to see the cancer doctors who come on certain days and spend a lot of time with each animal. Then, the wait could be hours.

 

I feel that Small Animal Hospital is the best. They have everything there. You get all the diagnostics done once the vet starts your case. The bone surgeon is the only one in C.M. and although he has a private clinic in Chiang Mai Land, he only does surgery at the hospital. It's a very professional operation.

Yes, but the previous poster had said he was told by CMU Animal Clinic that it's the responsibility of each owner to keep their dogs under control and at least one of the private clinics have excellent animal handlers, so the owners don't have to do this.  In my post I pointed out that Dr. Nook's clinic also has excellent animal handlers and, in fact, would rather the owners not try to handle the animals during the exams and procedures.  We can watch, but many owners really don't know how to handle their animals properly and don't understand what the vet is going to do, while the staff at the clinic certainly knows how to assist the vet.  It's unfortunate that the CMU Animal Clinic doesn't have animal handlers to assist because many animals can become a handful for their owners to handle when they're stressed.

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If really needed CMU has assistants to help you.  It's just that they are not waiting at the front door expecting every customer to need such assistance.  There may be various reasons for choosing your selected vet, but in my opinion you should not be put off of CMU because you are afraid there are no assistants available to help should you really need it. 

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Dr Bell Next to Betagro outlet on San Kampheng road before the new Samsen Villa. for non complicated cases. small clinic but she is quite a competent person and doesn't charge a bomb.

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8 hours ago, OneZero said:

If really needed CMU has assistants to help you.  It's just that they are not waiting at the front door expecting every customer to need such assistance.  There may be various reasons for choosing your selected vet, but in my opinion you should not be put off of CMU because you are afraid there are no assistants available to help should you really need it. 

This is good to know.  Of course, I don't need assistants to keep Mr. Bitey under control.  Well, actually I do in some situations, there is a reason Mr. Bitey is his ThaiVisa (not his real) name.  But I can get his basket out of the Uber and sit with him in a waiting room just fine, provided everyone is OK with a squalling cat throwing himself against the basket.  But, Dr. Nook's assistants do a great job of calming him down prior to Dr. Nook entering the room and I fear he'd be a real handful without them.

 

But, if he had a problem that Dr. Nook couldn't handle, I'd have no qualms about taking him to the CMU clinic.

 

It helps that both our cats have been neutered and spend all their life inside.  Little-to-no chance of the traumatic injuries likely to afflict outdoor cats.  Still can happen.  We had one cat in the U.S. who chewed on an electrical wire and in reacting to the shock managed to tip a bookcase over on himself.  Plus make a big mess when he emptied his bowels on the carpet.  

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Many people like Dr. Nook Animal Hospital, just off Chang Klan Rd. near the Shangri La hotel.  Dr. Nook recently performed surgery on Mr. Bitey, removing an amazingly-fast growing lump from his back that turned out to be cancer.  Mr. Bitey's liver function was compromised by the cancer, but has improved now thanks to meds and a special diet.  He has to return monthly for blood tests and adjustment of the meds and seems to like Dr. Nook, but not the ride over and even back home.  Complains the entire time.


Dr. Nook is great and fits the description of a "vet who cares" perfectly.

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Yes, but the previous poster had said he was told by CMU Animal Clinic that it's the responsibility of each owner to keep their dogs under control and at least one of the private clinics have excellent animal handlers, so the owners don't have to do this.  In my post I pointed out that Dr. Nook's clinic also has excellent animal handlers and, in fact, would rather the owners not try to handle the animals during the exams and procedures.  We can watch, but many owners really don't know how to handle their animals properly and don't understand what the vet is going to do, while the staff at the clinic certainly knows how to assist the vet.  It's unfortunate that the CMU Animal Clinic doesn't have animal handlers to assist because many animals can become a handful for their owners to handle when they're stressed.

 

Our dog is very easy going anyway but she loves the animal handlers at Dr Nooks. First dog that I've ever had who is happy to go to the vet.

 

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