How to choose a professional veterinary clinic?

Nowadays more and more veterinary practices operate in Dubai. Do you know how important is to choose a proper veterinary clinic for your beloved pet? There are few important criteria which should be fulfilled. Let me take you through of some of them.

All necessary licenses and certificates

Every veterinary practice must be certified by the relevant authority. The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment issues licenses for veterinarians, veterinary nurses and veterinary laboratory technicians. Ensure that the professional veterinary clinic has all necessary licenses displayed on the wall. These licenses demonstrate compliance with UAE law and adherence to professional standards.

Team of trusted specialists

Collaboration among specialists from various fields, such as internal medicine, neurology, cardiology and others is essential for addressing complex medical conditions. Teamwork enhances the quality of care.

Animal body is a complicated mechanism, where many things can go wrong. Only a comprehensive understanding of all factors will lead to accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. On the other hand some more specific conditions like eye or skin problems demand specialized knowledge and extensive experience in particular filed.

So important to find a place, where experienced doctors share the knowledge and work together, all to provide best quality care for your pet.

Opening hours

Emergency situations often occur at night, so it’s crucial to choose a veterinary practice that operates 24/7, 365 days a year. In urgent cases, having access to your pet’s complete medical records—previous tests, analyses, x-rays, surgical procedures and administered medications is vital. Knowing about coexisting problems and potential adverse reactions to drugs is crucial. When a pet’s life is at risk, quick action is necessary. Imagine your pet had a severe reaction to a medication previously used, but you can’t recall its name. Having all details stored in a database helps prevent unexpected reactions. Additionally, in unforeseen illnesses, the medical staff can provide optimal care with access to the pet’s full medical history.

Fully equipped hospital

Certain conditions may required hospitalization for treatment or observation. Ideally in a trusted facility with a fully equipped hospital, where your pet can be treated and monitored under supervision of qualified team. The hospital should have infusion pumps for precise intravenous administration, heart monitors to track heart rate, blood pressure machines, glucometers for monitoring glucose levels and oxygen concentrators to provide supplemental oxygen. Additionally, intensive care units should feature built-in heaters to regulate temperature and humidity.

How to choose a professional veterinary clinic?

In house-laboratory

Having an in-house laboratory at veterinary clinic offers several advantages for your pet’s health. With an in-house lab, veterinarians can obtain crucial informations about your pet’s health within couple hours. Urgent cases can be addressed even faster, ensuring timely diagnosis and treatment.

In-house lab equipment allows for various tests. Total Blood Count (CBC) evaluates red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Biochemistry (including electrolytes) assesses organ function and metabolic status. Hormone levels helps diagnose endocrine disorders. Urine analysis includes microscopic assessment of sediment. Fecal sample analysis detects internal parasites. Skin and ear smears examined under a microscope help to guide treatment for ectoparasites, bacterial and fungal infections. Only properly trained technicians can appropriately handle sample processing.

Diagnostic imaging department

Radiography, ultrasonography, and endoscopy play crucial roles in modern veterinary diagnostics.

Radiography is valuable for diagnosing various conditions including: bone issues – fractures, tumors, arthritis, lung conditions – identify bronchitis, pneumonia, pleural effusion (fluid in the chest), neoplasia. Foreign bodies in gastrointestinal tract. Helps to visualize swallowed objects (like plastic toys or coins) in stomach or intestines. Detect stones (calculi) in the urinary tract/

Ultrasonography uses sound waves to create real-time images. Abdominal scans to assess organs like the liver, kidneys and spleen. Cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography) evaluate heart function. Pregnancy diagnosis detects fetal development. Guided biopsies aid in precise obtaining tissue samples for histopathological examinations.

Endoscopy is a valuable diagnostic and therapeutic tool in veterinary medicine. It’s a small camera which let us look inside animal body.

  • Arthroscopy involves inserting a small camera into a joint (such as the knee or shoulder) to visualize joint structures. It helps diagnose joint damage, assess ligaments and guide surgical interventions.
  • Bronchoscopy uses a camera inserted through the mouth or nose to examine the trachea and bronchi. It aids in diagnosing respiratory conditions, foreign body removal and biopsies.
  • Esophagogastroscopy examines the upper gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach and part of the duodenum. It helps diagnose and treat issues like esophagitis, ulcers and tumors but also remove foreign objects from your pet’s stomach. Completely non-invasive, so if your cat ate your ring or hairband it can be removed without cutting stomach.
  • Colonoscopy involves inserting a camera through the anus to visualize the entire large intestine. Useful for detecting polyps or inflammation.

Having all the above in one place saves times and helps to establish proper diagnosis and start with appropriate treatment. Having all these tools in one place makes diagnostic process shorter and helps to avoid unnecessary transportation.

Modern Veterinary Clinic is the only multi-speciality 24 hour veterinary hospital in Dubai providing exceptional services since 1995. Team of experienced veterinarians, internationally trained specialist and compassionate nurses works 24/7 to provide best service and expertise in variety of fields. Fully equipped hospital, house-in laboratory and cutting edge diagnostic imaging tools serve for best quality of service.