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Decent veterinary care

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Decent veterinary care

Post Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:26 pm

Hi Everyone.

I wonder if any of you, preferably over on the Sofia side of the country, have found a decent vet and hospital. I am living near Montana in the north west of Bulgaria and have a lovely vet. However the hospital and treatments are horrendous, filthy floors, a table covered with old cardboard and rag, then a dog loaded straight back into a car after being spayed, not even fully awake. It was a horrific experience for the dog and myself and I cannot get over the barbaric treatment, no after operation fluid therapy, no analgesia, just a tube of antiseptic cream to put on the wound and the dog came back covered in blood. I have two young female puppies who will need to be spayed later in the year.
Has anyone had a better experience and can anyone recommend a good animal hospital/clinic which is clean and the animal is given some sort of after care please?

 

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:04 am

Hi there, I can really recommend Stoyan Soyanov (VMD, PhD) who is not only a super vet at the National Veterinary Medical Service, National Diagnostic and Research Veterinary Medical Institute - but is also the Chriaman of the Bulgarian Society for Animal Protection and Preservation.

His English is ok - please do mention us if you speak to him, we had a long three hour meeting with him just a couple of days ago about stray and wild dogs and how we could help him. His email is drststoyanov @ yahoo.com

Hope this helps, Jain


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:27 pm

Thankyou so much, I will get on to this man today as apart from needing a good clean hospital to take my animals for anything major (my local vet is excellent for day to day smaller problems) my ultimate goal is to help some of the stray dogs in Bulgaria. Unfortunately I am not one of the rich Brits who have come over here and can throw money at the problem, however I have boundless energy, am hoping to buy a property with more space, possibly for kennels and I really care, just need some support and aid to do it. I have taken in a stray who then brought me 3 puppies so I am up to my current maximum capacity.

So pnce again thanks for the advice.

Dianaslav

 

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:33 pm

Jain

can you just please confirm the two spellings above as this gentlemans surname has been spelt slightly diffeerntly than in his email address. Are they both correct or is there a slight typing error?

Thanks

Diana

 

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:50 pm

Hi Diana, ooops, sorry, wobbly fingers - his name is Stoyan Stoyanov..

He'll be delighted to hear from you if you want to help about the stray dogs.. it's one of his missions in life. Actually we have decided to make this our Quest Bulgaria charity - we've set the ball rolling by giving them a computer and printer so that they can keep track of the dogs and communicate with people. We are also going to give them 10 euros for every subscription we get and also give 10 euros for every of our advertisers too. Plus articles in the mag and so on.. He's a great guy and I just know you'll get on with him (I always trust people our dog likes and she loved him!)

Good luck - please let me know how you get on and if you need any more help. One of our bulgarian friends will be delighted to assist in translation for you if you need it when you contact Stoyan... just tell us is you need this

All the best, Jain


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:44 am

Hi Jain

Thanks so much for the above, he sounds like a man after my own heart. I have already contacted IFAW, The Blue Cross and the RSPCA but all are fully committed elsewhere at the moment. As I say, I haven't the funds to do this on my own, but have adopted one, who then brought me three puppies in total, and am willing to give my time freely whenever and wherever I can. I am going to write to him now and will get back to you if I need any help with language.

Once again thankyou very much, someone has to do something to alleviate the suffering, not only for all the strays but in educating people who keep dogs and think it is ok to leave them forever tied to a chain or rope in the back garden and feed them bread!!

Diana

 

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:53 pm

Jain

One last thing - if you would like to give me an email address I will keep you updated with anything that happens with Dr Stoyanov in the future. Do you know what the charity is called? I will try and drum up some support from friends and relatives back in the UK.

Thanks a lot

Diana

 

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