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Looking for a good vet in Langley/Surrey BC area

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February 2nd, 2010, 06:36 PM
Well we've had mixed experiences with three local vets Fraser Heights and Guilford Animal Hospital in Surrey and Langley Animal Clinic so now I'm looking for a new one.

Would like to find someone who is more concerned with pet health then pushing whatever brand of food/drugs they get a cut from. Someone who knows pet nutrition especially cats (I have 7) I don't mind them being little more expensive then normal but at least caring and up to date on animal nutrition.

I have two more cats to neuter and definitely not going back to Langley Animal Clinic and even though Fraser Heights did a good job with my first neutering experience the service we got after that was pretty poor and rude.



Thanks.

Stinkycat
February 3rd, 2010, 01:55 PM
We have had the same run with BAD vets, Langley Animal Clinic has 1 GREAT vet, don't goto the married couple that work there. Heres the link. Ask for Dr. Jen Meagher , pronounced Marr. She's unbelievable, she cares for our pets, she always gives advise, not trying to upsell you everything in the place, she's just amazing and a great vet. Make sure you ask for her and that you would like a phone call if she will be sick the day of your appointment.
Don't goto the married couple that is there you can see them on their website http://www.langleyanimalclinic.ca/.

The place is always busy, the staff are very nice and friendly, they even remember your pets names! They have 24 hour emergency and walk ins.:pawprint:

Cheers!

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February 4th, 2010, 12:33 AM
We have had the same run with BAD vets, Langley Animal Clinic has 1 GREAT vet, don't goto the married couple that work there. Heres the link. Ask for Dr. Jen Meagher , pronounced Marr. She's unbelievable, she cares for our pets, she always gives advise, not trying to upsell you everything in the place, she's just amazing and a great vet. Make sure you ask for her and that you would like a phone call if she will be sick the day of your appointment.
Don't goto the married couple that is there you can see them on their website http://www.langleyanimalclinic.ca/.

The place is always busy, the staff are very nice and friendly, they even remember your pets names! They have 24 hour emergency and walk ins.:pawprint:

Cheers!


I guess that would be Dr Wood. If so my wife was speaking to him about our cat and he didn't even know the name of the crystals. He said he always gets the names mixed up :eek:

shibamom
February 4th, 2010, 10:29 PM
Our vet is Dr. Lau at the All About Pet Clinic in Langley (201A/Industrial, just off Fraser Hwy). He is HIGHLY recommended by many:
http://www.vetratingz.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=4136

Our Simba has been going to Dr. Lau since he was still in his momma's belly! Our breeder recommended him. Simba has a very sensitive tummy, so he was quite knowledgeable on that issue, although he is a dog (I have no cat experience, sorry).

Also, is Dr. Jen Meagher the Australian vet? We took Simba to the Langley Animal Clinic during an emergency weekend (he was admitted overnight for dehydration and vomiting) and she was very good. I have heard bad things about this clinic, but only good things about her.

Stinkycat
February 5th, 2010, 01:50 PM
Yes it's Dr Jen Meagher, she's wonderful!

Dr Wood is HORRIBLE, same with his wife. I will never see them again, but Dr Meagher is worth going there, my pup loves her even after the rabies shot!:thumbs up

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February 5th, 2010, 04:29 PM
I'm gonna give Dr. Lau a try tomorrow morning. Will report back.

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February 7th, 2010, 01:15 PM
Went to Dr Lau and it was good although he wasn't too keen on us feeding the cats and especially Fuzz RAW cat food. I told him I got Medi Cal Urinary SO from the other vet and he insisted I feed Fuzz the SO till the crystals clear up.

sugarcatmom
February 7th, 2010, 01:49 PM
Went to Dr Lau and it was good although he wasn't too keen on us feeding the cats and especially Fuzz RAW cat food. I told him I got Medi Cal Urinary SO from the other vet and he insisted I feed Fuzz the SO till the crystals clear up.

Unfortunately the great majority of vets are anti-raw, due to the influence of big pet food companies like Hill's and Royal Canin/Medi-cal. Vets are really not a good source of nutrition information because of this. Hill's and Royal Canin don't want you feeding your pet a raw diet because they can't make any money off of it (and neither do the vets, for that matter), so they propagate misinformation about how raw is bad or even dangerous. Some links on the subject:
http://rawfed.com/myths/vets.html
http://www.caberfeidh.com/Safe.htm
http://www.mousabilities.com/nutrition/mcgowan.html
http://catnutrition.wordpress.com/2008/01/22/dry-food-and-vets/