The practice is the place to go for professional healthcare, advice and friendship
Finding the best vet practice for your beloved pet is an important task. It is as much about professional expertise in a wide range of diseases and regular prophylaxis, and about finding friends, people with whom both you and your pet can create a strong connection of trust and friendship.
Royal Vet Clinic is such a happy place. For 10 years now, it has provided professional care and friendship to cats, dogs and more exotic pets, and their owners, building a community of dedicated animal lovers. It all started with the ambition of Dr Ivan Dodovski. He has dreamed of becoming a vet since a child and he realised his childhood dream after graduating in Bulgaria and training in Italy. Then, Dr Dodovski returned to Bulgaria with an even bolder dream: to open his own clinic.
He decided to name his practice Royal Vet to broadcast to the world his idea that pet patients in his practice will be treated like true royals.
The beginnings of Royal Vet Clinic were humble. The clinic started as a small practice, but it soon began to grow, expand and acquire new professionals, top-level equipment and patients.
The first to join the team was Dr Toma Shtilyanov. He started as an trainee at Royal Vet Clinic and after he graduated, Dr Dodovski invited him at Royal Vet as he recognised his potential. Today Dr Shtilyanov is a charismatic presence in the clinic and is one of the people whom you can trust with the health and wellbeing of your beloved pet.
The team of Royal Vet now includes more vets dedicated to their profession and patients, and a service that dogs owners held in high regard – grooming.
Dr Ivan Dodovski
Dr Dodovski and his colleagues will go to great lengths to help for the recovery of your pet's health. They, however, cannot overstate the importance of vaccination and prevention and prophylaxis in proper animal care. "Often a patient arrives at the clinic for a vaccination and during the check-up we discover that it suffers from a serious heart condition," says Dr Dodovski. "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 its blood is analysed. The owner is consulted on the best care, the pet's activity and eating habits. 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 dirofilaria. The earlier a disease is diagnosed, the better."
This principle is valid not only for dogs, who are outside each day, but also for cats, that mostly live indoors. They should always be vaccinated. "An apartment is not a sterile environment," explains Dr Dodovski. "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 against internal parasites is also recommended every two months. Families expecting a baby should also check their cat for toxoplasmosis."
The team of Royal Vet Clinic will also advise you on the importance of proper nutrition to keep your pet healthy, and what types of food would be the best for each age group. "Owners tend to underestimate the importance of proper nutrition, and buy cheap brands of pet food," says Dr Dodovski. "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 least 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."
The more owners care about their pets and are interested in their wellbeing, the more questions arise – about hygiene, maintenance, lifestyle, training. At Royal Vet Clinic, the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, and professionals are eager to answer all questions.
In short, Dr Dodovski has succeeded in his mission. In his clinic, pets are indeed treated like royals.
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