DR IVAN DODOVSKI: ROYAL VET OFFERS HIGH PROFESSIONALISM AND MEDICAL ETHICS

DR IVAN DODOVSKI: ROYAL VET OFFERS HIGH PROFESSIONALISM AND MEDICAL ETHICS

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 14:51

A good vet is a vet who deeply cares for animals and Dr Ivan Dodovski is such a person. He dreamed of becoming a vet since a child and he turned his childhood dream into a reality after graduating in Bulgaria and training in Italy. Then, Dr Dodovski returned to Bulgaria with an even bolder dream: to open his own clinic.

Dr Ivan Dodovski.jpg

Royal Vet is 8 years old now, a place where non-human patients are treated with the same professionalism, care and respect as human ones. The clinic started as a small practice but is now equipped with modern technology for laboratory and image diagnostics and staffed by a team of dedicated professionals.

Royal Vet started small but later expanded. Tell us more about your team?

The first to join was Dr Toma Shtilianov. He started as an trainee and after he graduated I invited him at Royal Vet as I recognised his potential. A recent arrival is Dr Martin Peshev, who has been dedicated to veterinary medicine since his first years at university. He is very skilful and genuinely warm person who loves animals. Our groomer Svetla Zaharieva is overwhelmed with work as she is a real talent and gives every dog the best appearance of its particular breed. We also have two horse specialists, Gabriela Veneva and Gergana Naydenova-Angelova, who is a sought-after vet by organisers of horse races. Together, we achieved a lot.

 Toma Shtilianov

Dr Toma Shtilianov

 

Why did you name the clinic Royal Vet?

In monarchies, such a title usually denotes that the service is the best possible. I wanted to provide my patients with the best healthcare, so I chose a name that reflects that.

How pets show us, humans, that they are sick?

When you live with an animal you more or less develop a strong connection and start to recognise their mood and condition. It is just like with humans where a significant part of communication is non-verbal, so you can always sense if a friend is feeling under the weather and you can try to help them. So, an animal can communicate with you that something is wrong with its behaviour. You just need to look out for symptoms like bad mood, lack of desire to play, refusal to eat. More serious symptoms like vomiting, diarrhoea, fatigue, trudging of a paw, turning of the head, tears in the eyes, cough require to consult with a vet immediately.

 Gabriela Veneva

Gabriela Veneva

 

It is best to visit the vet even when spotting mild signs such as lack of energy and appetite, as sometimes more serious diseases don't have clear symptoms.

Can prophylaxis help?

Yes. Often a patient arrives at the clinic for a vaccination and during the check-up we discover that the dog suffers from a serious heart condition. Organ deficiencies and some infectious diseases can also be diagnosed only with a blood test. Recently, with global warming, a number of diseases transmitted by ticks, fleas, mosquitoes have started to appear. Often, they have no visible symptoms. That is why a regular visit to the vet once a year is recommended. During the visit the dog's heart is checked and blood is analysed. The owner is consulted on the best care, the pet's activity and eating habits. The earlier a disease is diagnosed, the better.

 Martin Peshev

Martin Peshev

Should cats who stay at home be vaccinated, too?

Yes. An apartment is not a sterile environment. Viruses can arrive in many ways: with the shoes or the clothes of inhabitants and visitors, with food or other contaminated objects that the cat, which is a curious animal, feels obliged to check. Viruses even float the air streams. That is why a cat should be vaccinated regularly. Prophylaxis agains internal parasites is also recommended every two months. Families expecting a baby should also check their cat for toxoplasmosis.

What are the most common diseases in dogs?

Recently a significant number of cases are vector diseases, which are transmitted by living organisms such as insects. Owners underestimate the danger of diseases spread by ticks. That is why the dog should be provided with the best prevention against external parasites. The earlier the prevention begins, the lesser the risks for the dog developing a serious and expensive to treat disease.

Gergana Angelova

Gergana Angelova

What should we know about pet care?

You should remember that a pet is not a toy. A dog requires at least two hours a day to run, play, walk – even if it lives in a yard. The more active the breed is, the more time it needs.

Owners tend to underestimate the importance of proper nutrition, and buy cheap brands of pet food. These, however, do not provide the dog with the nutrients it needs or are made with low-quality ingredients that can damage the animal's organs in the long-term. When looking for pet food, choose one with the least amount of crude ash and also less fats and attractants that are added to make it more appetising to the pet. Young and active animals need more proteins, but older animals don't as they can damage the kidneys. In their aim to stimulate bone development, many owners give young animals additional amounts of calcium and phosphorus, but overdosing can cause serious joint problems, so these additives should be taken after proper medical examination.

Giving bones to the dog is wrong as pieces can get stuck in the intestines. Surgical intervention, which is always a risk, is the only solution in this case.

Dogs which grow fast need to be X-rayed for dysplasia. All dogs need regular yearly vaccination and prophylaxis against external and internal parasites, including dirofylaria.

Svetla Zaharieva

Svetla Zaharieva

The pet should be washed as rarely as possible as washing damages the hair and the skin. When it is needed, paraben-free cosmetics should be used.

The dog should be trained to know its place in the family. Some pets are too spoiled and successfully manipulate their owners for extra food. Consequently, such dogs suffer from liver and kidney problems, chronic gastroenteritis.

 Small dogs, when walking unleashed in the streets or shopping centres, often have their tiny paws stuck in elevators and other crevices.

Is dressing dogs really needed?

When the temperatures are low, breeds with short hair do need clothes. The breed selection has taken them too far from the primordial dog and now they are not equipped with enough fur to sustain their temperature in winter. For the same reason, most of the breeds should be groomed in summer, as otherwise they will overheat.

 

Sofia, Sveta Troitsa, Block 347 A, next to Nedelya Pastry Shop

FB: royalvet

call 24/7: 087 611 2150

Web Exclusive

Commenting on www.vagabond.bg

Vagabond Media Ltd requires you to submit a valid email to comment on www.vagabond.bg to secure that you are not a bot or a spammer. Learn more on how the company manages your personal information on our Privacy Policy. By filling the comment form you declare that you will not use www.vagabond.bg for the purpose of violating the laws of the Republic of Bulgaria. When commenting on www.vagabond.bg please observe some simple rules. You must avoid sexually explicit language and racist, vulgar, religiously intolerant or obscene comments aiming to insult Vagabond Media Ltd, other companies, countries, nationalities, confessions or authors of postings and/or other comments. Do not post spam. Write in English. Unsolicited commercial messages, obscene postings and personal attacks will be removed without notice. The comments will be moderated and may take some time to appear on www.vagabond.bg.

0 comments

Add new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.

Restricted HTML

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a href hreflang> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h2 id> <h3 id> <h4 id> <h5 id> <h6 id>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.

Discover More

I Am Amazing beers
MICROBREWERIES UNITE TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES
For the first time ever, ten competing Bulgarian microbreweries unite to present ten unique craft beers, which will be sold only in specialty craft bars and shops.

parallax studio
PARALLAX STUDIO: SPACES FOR MODERN HIGH QUALITY INHABITATION
Established in 2015 by architect Dimitar Smilkov who sought to meet his creative ideas about architecture and interior design with the needs of the market and the clients, Parallax Studio designs both investment developments and interiors.

Viktoria Vakova.jpg
CARLSBERG: A LOT MORE THAN EXCELLENT BEER
When beer is concerned, the products of Carlsberg Bulgaria are the first choice of millions of Bulgarian consumers. Each day the breweries in Shumen and Blagoevgrad produce top quality beer.

Soft Case Studio
SOFT CASE STUDIO: STYLE, FUNCTION, EXPERIENCE
Recognisable, provocative and yet attractively comfortable: the interiors created by SOFT CASE Architecture, Interior Design & Brand Identity Studio always impress.

Three generations of talented architects are the engine of Architecture Studio Georgiev
ARCHITECTURE STUDIO GEORGIEV: EXCELLENT ARCHITECTURE IN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE TENSE
Soon, Architecture Studio Georgiev collected a rich portfolio of projects in residential, public and commercial properties, industrial and master planning. With time, his son Krasimir Georgiev Jr took the reins.

logistic park sofia.jpg
LOGISTIC PARK SOFIA: WAREHOUSES, INDUSTRIAL AND OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT JUST OUTSIDE OF SOFIA
With its 116,000 sq.m of storage in close proximity to the capital Sofia, the park has a fast and easy access to Trakiya and Hemus motorways, Sofia Airport and the Ring Road.

Зообука - карти с българската азбука.jpg
ZOOBUKA: LEARNING IS A GAME
How to inspire our children to learn? The Zoobuka alphabet cards are a part of the solution, and we can order them online.

George Zahariev
FINANCE ACADEMY: FINANCE LITERACY MATTERS
Finance Academy is an innovative educational organisation dedicated to offering accessible quality training in finance, business and economics. It focuses on learning through practice, game models and access to leading lecturers from Bulgaria and abroad.

baneff ceramics
BANEFF ATELIER: ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY FOR MODERN HOMES
Two years ago, the sisters decided that it was time to bring this practice further and start a family tradition by entering the market themselves.

LittleGym2.jpg
THE LITTLE GYM: ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO MAKE CHILDREN STRONGER, BRAVER AND OPEN TO LEARNING AND MAKING FRIENDS
Who would have thought that rolling madly down a hill would develop your toddler’s ability to sit still and listen to their teacher at school. Seems counter intuitive, right? Or that peddling a tricycle could make learning a language easier for your child.