August 29, 2005

VET WOES

We got a very good deal by buying our dog here in Germany: normally in the US a Tibetan runs around $1200. I don't know if we'll ever be able to afford one again! However, I really wish we were in the US for veterinary services. So far Charlie has been to the vet twice, at two different places, and he needs a third visit at a third doctor. Our on-post clinic is closed because the vets are deploying, so I have to find a German vet to get Charlie his last set of shots. I called some places today and had a hard time communicating. It's frustrating dealing with something very important and new to me -- caring for a living creature -- without having one consistent vet I feel comfortable turning to for advice and services.

Posted by: Sarah at 10:16 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 You could try getting a referral form your breeder maybe.

Posted by: Mare at August 29, 2005 06:47 PM (KmNMw)

2 I met another American couple here who had a little Yorkie, and they were pleasantly surprised by the German vets here. Their dog had to have an operation that would have cost them over $1K in the US, but only paid 200 Euros for it, plus were able to get the tax back. So, I am sure that once you do find a German vet, things will go smoothly.

Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at August 29, 2005 07:10 PM (Qa18+)

3 My vet is very good, can't say he's all that cheap though, but fair. He speaks English very well. He is in the Landstuhl area if you care to drive. The # is 06371-914314. Good Luck

Posted by: Mrs Greyhawk at September 01, 2005 06:35 AM (QLGwB)

4 Just fyi - at a meeting last night with members of the VCSC, I heard that they are supposed to be sending reservists here in October to fill the open Vet slots. I don't know if it's the truth or not, but thought I'd let you know

Posted by: Susan at September 01, 2005 10:24 AM (FmIVz)

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