Vets in Metro Manila

We take our cats and dogs to

#63 Maysilo Circle, Plainview, Mandaluyong City (Just across Tapa King, right at the corner of Boni Avenue extension; around the Mandaluyong City Hall).
Dr. Michael Velhagen, Dr. Nielson Donato, Dr. Nicholas Carpio and Dr. Margarita
Carpio, Dr. Eve and Dr. Siday

Vet Clinics – Alphabetical:

Blk 8. Lot 10 Mindanao Ave. Bahay Toro, Quezon City (02) 9273849

243 C. Roosevelt Avenue, Quezon City (02) 4149217

7-A Narra Street, Constitutional Hills, Batasan Road(02) 4307004, (02) 4333811

1030 Pasay Road cor Ponce Street, Makati City 1125
Telefax: (02) 8177817 Email: Cellphone: 0918-9093174
Veterinarian: Dr. Severino de las Alas (PRC #3736)
Dra.Eliza de las Alas (PRC #3425)
Hours: Mon-Sat: 9:00-5:00pm; Sundays by appointment

17-b Kamias Rd. , Quezon City (02) 4362673

167-C Pasig Blvd., Pasig City (02) 6712082, (02) 6714593

Ive been conflicted about writing this, but wtf. Avoid avoid avoid (I cant say it enough) the night vet, and if you can, at all, make the effort to cross the Pasig River and go to VIP. He actually tried to place a needle larger than my cats vein into the vein to get blood and I heard him say, “nasaan yung maliit masyado malaki yung needle na ito…dibale nalang” and he used it while the weeks old cat cried and when I asked why she kept crying he said the needle was too big!!!

I have not been satisfied with the service here for Itas epilepsy and Itit’s kittenhood problems so I would say go with routine care here they’re ok, for worrisome cases I was only happy once — when Dr. D*llas took care of mother when she had liver problems.

KM 18 Amang Rodriguez, Santolan, Pasig City (02) 6453195

1030 Pasay Rd., Makati City
843 6412

122 West Avenue, Quezon City (02) 9297374

737 Aurora Boulevard near corner Balete Drive
eMail: Phone: 7224219 Fax: 4107867
Dr.Michael Kaw PRC License # 2244

108 Jupiter Street Bel-Air, Makati
Phone: (02) 8963704
Fax: (02) 8969523
Dr.Edgardo Unson PRC License # 2283

5th Level, Building A Megamall Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
Phone: (02)06311873
Fax: 6311873
Dr.MICHAEL U. KAW PRC License # 2244

85 Meralco Avenue. Ortigas Center, Pasig City (02) 7252370

Fairview Ave. North Fairview , Quezon City (02) 4182324

1030 Arnaiz Corner Ponce Street
Makati, Philippines

#580 Mercedes Avenue, San Miguel, Pasig City
(along Pan de Manila and Rustan’s Supermarket)
Tel. # 02.643.5652 Mobile # 0919.8289251
Dr. Harris Constantino

25 Unit 1 Commonwealth Village, Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City

1170 Quirino Highway, Quezon City(02) 4186101

Animal Shelter and Veterinary Service
1 P. Guevara Ave., cor Santolan St., San Juan, Metro Manila
7269139 / 7259601

Abes Bldg , Mandaluyong City
(02) 5311522

2943-a Gen G. Del Pilar , Makati City (02) 843) 7111

28 Vienna Street, Merville Park Subd. Paranaque City (02) 8247157

Dr. A Santos Ave., Sucat Road, Paranaque City (across Uniwide, Sucat)
eMail: Phone: 826 6872 or 826 2605 Cellphone: Fax: 8266872
Dr.Rhodora S. Carlos PRC License # 0673

Cartimar Shopping Complex, Pasay City

Multinational Village, Parañaque (02) 776-8342 0919-2245526
Dr. Juvy S. Veloso PRC#5156

290  Aguirre Avenue cor. Gov. A. Santos St. Phase 3, BF HOMES, Parañaque City 1720

Telefax No. :  826-7365
Tel No. :  826-4231
Mobile No.:  (0926) 724-3922

24 Hour Emergency: 568-0347
28-B Congressional Avenue, Project 8, Quezon City (02) 9202218

E-76 K-Ville Townhomes, Sanville Subdvision, Quezon City (02) 9229185

25 B Holy Spirit Drive Don Antonio Heights, Diliman, Quezon City(02) 9315994, (02) 9312038

103 D. Roosevelt Street cor D. Vera Street Quezon City (02) 3715425, (02) 3734427

179 A. Paterno Street, San Juan (02) 7263224, (02) 7274298

23 Sct. Fuentebella in Timog.
does house calls too

450 P. Guevarra
San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: 725-5608
Dr. Edwin S. Sarmiento
Dr. Selina Gan Sarmiento
Dr. Jeanne Mastrili
Hours: 8 am to 6 pm

ESC Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Editha S. dela Cruz
Address: 62B Lalaine Bennet Street BF Resort Village, Las Pinas City
Contact: 8720483

40 Datsun Street, Fairview Park, Quezon City(02) 9397527


El Presidente Ave. cor Aguirre St., BF Homes Ph1 Paranaque City (02) 7420950

42 Doña Soledad Avenue, Better Living Subd., Paranaque City (02) 8235894

Blk 8 Lot 5 Phase 4 Golden City Subdivision, Manila East Road, Rizal(02) 6795634

21 Elizalde Street, BF Homes, Paranaque City (02) 5666349

2159 Narra Street, United Hills, Paranaque City (02) 8213040

Unit 5&6 Nueva Ecija Townhomes, 341 Katipunan Avenue
Quezon City, Philippines
920-5213 to 14
Dr. Ma. Cristina Barin – Paz
Dr. Maricris S. Pineda
Dr. Rea R. Villanueva
Hours: Mon – Sat 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Sundays & Holidays 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

1787 Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Cubao Quezon City (02) 4101556

246 P. Tuazon Street, Quezon City (02) 9118369

34 Lions Road Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City
(02) 5310039

112 Congressional Avenue, Project 8, Quezon City (02) 9284910, (02) 9285449

5426 Gen. Luna St., Poblacion, Makati City, 1210 Philippines
eMail: Phone: (632) 8966386 Cellphone: Fax: (632)8966485 Dr.Sixto Carlos PRC License # 3995

48 Cordillera Street, Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City (02) 7110328

Quirino Avenue
Malate, Manila
Tel: 63-2-522-4106
Fax: 63-2-843-6412
Dr. Rita Anne P. Amparo
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Information: Small Animal Practice

15 Lilac Street, SSS Village Marikina City (02) 2501359

684 JP Rizal, Concepcion Marikina City (02) 2501359

202 Dr. Sixto Antonio, Caniogan, Pasig City (02) 6413969

92 Dangay Street, Veteran Village, Project 7, Quezon City (02) 3713973

172 B. Gonzales Street
Loyola Height, Quezon City
Tel: 63-2-433-9750
Fax: 63-2-433-9750
EMail Mobile Animal Clinic
Dr. Severino de las Alas
Hours: On Call 24 hours
Information: Veterinary Service in the convenience of your home. Small animal practice.

4 Production, GSIS Village Project 8, Quezon City (02) 9296704, (02) 4534398

Blk 75 Lot 3 Lagro Subd, Novaliches, Quezon City(02) 9396692

14-A Kalayaan Avenue
Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: 632-921-88-94 || 632-921-53-26 435-5622
Fax: 632-921-88-94
Dr. Arturo S. J. Pangan
Dr.Rowena Alcantara
Hours: 24 hours emergency service. Home service by appointment.
Information: Small Animal Clinic. Member PAHA

A. Bonifacio Avenue, Cainta, Rizal (02) 6553903

16A Rizal Avenue, Brgy San Isidro Taytay, Rizal

33 Dona Soledad Ave. cor Bolivia St., Better Living Subd., Paranaque City (02) 8237227

MLQ Ext., Brgy Daling, Antipolo City (02) 6443330, (02) 6503964

40 Aguirre Avenue Phase I, BF Homes, Paranaque City (02) 8043002

119-C Roosevelt Avenue, Frisco, Quezon City (02) 3715397

851 Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City(02) 9310331, (02) 9279816

Rm. 203 Amaremca Bldg. 107A Kalayaan Ave.,
Diliman, Quezon City
Cellphone No.

48 Shorthorn Street, Project 8, Quezon City (02) 4562640

185 F. Del Monte Avenue, Manresa, Quezon City (02) 4146792

85 Del Monte Avenue, Quezon City (02) 4125720

187 E. Rodriguez Avenue, Libis Quezon City(02) 7218112, (02) 6356869 to 71

51-A Main Horseshoe Drive, Horseshoe Village, Quezon City (02) 7252042

Phil. Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals
2044 CM Recto Ave., Manila (front of UE)
Dr. Albert E. Corpuz, DVM
Lic No. 5533
Dr. Enrico A. Garcia, DVM
Lic. No. 0004849

Lot 228 Blk 97 Diego Silang EXt., M. Prieto Subd., San Roque, Marikina City (02) 6814953

159 M. Roxas Street, Calumpang, Marikina City (02) 6453451

8 San Jose, Pasig City (02) 9488502

Dra. Lorna Gavino Sicam & Dr. Vicente Sicam
67 K-1st St., Kamuning Q.C.
Tel# 928-2853 / 922-2707
Closed Thursdays and Sundays

3 Limay Street, Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City (02) 5335638

Bernal Compound, C. Raymundo cor Stella Maries, Maybunga, Pasig City
Phone (02) 6439036

36-B Visayas Avenue Quezon City (02) 9249866, (02) 9260103

136-B Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City(02) 4380706

17 Pugad Lawin Project 8
Quezon City, 1106
Dr. Paul G. Pineda, B.S.A.H.
Dr. Nielsen Donato
Hours: 24 hours
Information: Small Animal Clinic

488 Banawe Street cor Simon Street, Quezon City (02) 7124649

185 Aguirre Ave BF Homes Parañaque
02 8254292
02 8205517
Dr. Gette Chua, Dr. Geoff Carullo, Dr. Dara Pabalan, Dr. Des Bulan

Market Road, Tanay Public Market, Tanay, Rizal (02) 6931512, (02) 6505551

102D Kamuning Road, Quezon City(02) 4166251

19 St. Martin Street, Cityland TH,(near ULTRA-PSC) Oranbo, Pasig City
Phone (02) 6336658 Cellphone: (0927) 2929530 Fax: (632) 6336658
Dr. W. Pertubal PRC License # 1017

148 San Francisco St.,
Plainview, Mandaluyong
Tel: 533 7965
Dr. Michael Velhagen, Dr. Nielson Donato, Dr. Nicholas Carpio and Dr. Margarita De la Rosa

60B Gen. Ordonez Street, Marikina Heights,
Marikina City, 1810 Philippines
Tel: 9340403 Off. /9412829 Res.
Fax: 9414683
Castelar R. Borja Jr. D.V.M.
Hours: Mon – Sat:9am to 6 pm; open 24 hrs for emergency cases

158 Responses to “Vets in Metro Manila”

  • dr. geoffrey marl carullo

    st joseph veterinary clinic
    185 aguirre ave bf homes parañaque
    02 8254292
    02 8205517
    dr. gette chua, dr. geoff carullo, dr. dara pabalan, dr. des bulan

  • Thank you :) will update

    Do you have a blog geoffrey?

  • Anyone know of a good vet clinic in Manila that specializes in Great Danes? Thank you!

  • dr. geoffrey marl carullo

    St. Joseph Veterinary Clinic
    185 Aguirre Avenue Phase 2 BF Homes Parañaque City
    Tel no.: 825 4292, 829 6310
    Tel Fax: 820 5517
    Email Add:,

    Dra. Leonarda B. Chua, Dip. PCCP
    Dr. Geoffrey Marl B. Carullo
    Dra. Desiree Suzane L. Bulan
    Dra. Dara Louise R. Pabalan
    Dr. Dundi Dv. Semira

    Clinic Hours: 9am-8pm, 24 hours on emergency
    Home service: by appointment

  • Dr. Geoffrey Marl Carullo

    Dr. Arthur Alcira
    St. Vincent Dog and Cat Clinic
    Door A Jam Apartment Marcos Alvarez Avenue
    Talon, Las Piñas City
    02 8010104

    Dr. Teresa Maningas
    St. Clement Animal Clinic
    Fuentes Apartment, Manila East Road
    Angono, Rizal
    02 2952220

    Dr. Joseph Z. Angeles
    Angeles Veterinary Clinic and Livestock Consultancy
    1170 Quirino Highway
    Novaliches, Quezon City
    02 4186101

    Dr. Anselma Mariño
    Seven Lakes Veterinary Clinic
    Dagatan Boulevard
    San Pablo City, Laguna
    049 5627403

    Dr. Carlo Baltazar
    CB Veterinary Clinic
    953 JP Rizal Street
    Makati City
    02 8997093

    Dr. Alex Martinez
    Martinez Veterinary Clinic
    447 P. Tuazon Street, Project 4
    Quezon City
    02 9130866

    Dra. Maysie Batinga
    Batinga Veterinary Clinic
    85 Tiano-Montalban Streets
    Cagayan de Oro City
    088 8574112

    Dr. Francisco Martinez
    Good Shepherd Veterinary Clinic
    61 President Avenue, BF Commercial Complex
    Phase 1, Parañaque
    02 8420950

    Dr. Eleazer Bido
    Timog Veterinary Clinic
    102-D Kamuning Road
    Quezon City
    02 4166251

    Dr. Gale Mendoza
    Pet Oasis Animal Clinic
    Stall #6 Maria Teresa Ave., cor Trinity Square,
    Villa Angela, Angeles City
    045 8856785

    Dr. Luis Borlongan
    Vetpride Veterinary Clinic
    442 Boni Avenue
    Mandaluyong City
    02 5326596

    Dr. Emna B. Monsanto
    Jose Abad Santos Veterinary Clinic
    1918-C Jose Abad Santos Avenue
    Tondo, Manila
    02 2549430

    Dr. Ma. Cristina Bueno
    Lipa Veterinary Clinic
    224 P. Torres Street
    Lipa City Batangas
    043 7512194

    Dr. Armand Morenos
    Manna Veterinary Clinic
    I Lovebird st., Saint Francis Subd.,Pandayan
    Meycuayan, Bulacan
    044 9356318

    Dr. Jose Ned Cabanlig
    Cabanlig Veterinary Clinic
    28 Vienna Street Merville Park Subdivision
    Parañaque City
    02 8247157

    Dr. Bingson Olis
    Dr. Bingol’s Pet Station
    357-A R. Duterte St.
    Banawa, Cebu City
    032 2542742

    Dr. Emmanuel Caintic
    Mactan Animal Clinic
    Door 2-3 Amistiso Building
    Osmeña Street, Gun-Ob
    Lapu-Lapu City
    032 3411440

    Dr.Bingson Olis
    Dr. Bingol’s Pet Station
    A.C. Cortes Street
    Looc, Mandaue City
    032 3461006

    Dr. Odysseus Camarillo
    Cebu Veterinary Doctors
    Unit 108-109 Marijoy Building
    306 F. Ramos Street
    Cebu City ( Ground Floor of Kan-Iraq Hotel)
    032 2563056

    Dr. Adolf and Perlita Ordoña
    Ormanes Veterinary Clinic
    18 Carolyn Masibay Street
    BF Resort Village
    Las Piñas City
    02 8753817

    Dra. Blesilda Carlos
    Sanglay Animal Clinic
    Pagdalagan Sur
    Bauang, La Union
    072 8882403

    Dr. Wenceslao Ortiz Jr.
    Ortiz Veterinary Clinic
    127 M.H. del Pilar St.
    San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City
    02 3710231

    Dr. Enrique T. Carlos
    Dr. Sixto Carlos
    Makati Dog and Cat Hospital
    Gen. Luna cor. Algier Street
    Poblacion, Makati City
    02 8966386

    Dr. Ligaya M. Paita
    LMP Animal Clinic
    27 Ninias Apartment
    Callor, Sta. Cruz, Laguna
    049 8083533

    Dr. Manuel Carlos
    Marikina Veterinary Clinic
    236-D A. Bonifacio Avenue
    Brgy. Jesus dela Peña, Marikina City
    02 9970370

    Dr. Arturo Pangan
    New Central Pet Clinic
    14-A Kalayaan Avenue
    Diliman, Quezon City
    02 9218894

    Dra. Rhodora Carlos
    Dr. Jose Cepeda
    Carlos Veterinary Clinic
    Dr. A. Santos Avenue
    Parañaque City
    02 8266872/ 02 8262605

    Dr. Romanito Paraan
    Paraan Animal Clinic
    Manuel L. Quezon Avenue
    Brgy. Dalig, Antipolo City
    02 6976922/ 02 6443330

    Dr. Yolanda Casao
    YCC Calamba Veterinary Clinic
    Parian, Calamba, Laguna
    049 5452401

    Dr. Raymundo Paredes
    Paredes Veterinary Clinic
    40 Aguirre Avenue,
    Parañaque City
    02 8073002

    Dr. Anatalia Castrence
    Naguilian Veterinary Clinic
    Naguilian Road, Baguio City
    074 4222870

    Dr. Mario Parreño
    Parreño Veterinary Clinic
    119 Roosevelt Avenue,
    Quezon City
    02 3715397

    Dr. Melanie Celestial
    Celestial Animal Clinic
    Albay Mc Arthur Highway
    Matina, Davao City
    082 2980749

    Dr. Jessie Pavino
    Pavino Veterinary Clinic
    Unit B Manuela Avenue
    DMS, Pamplona
    Las Piñas
    02 3715397/ 02 8261956

    Dr. Lilibeth Cheng
    Beterinarya Plus Animal Clinic
    426 M.H. del Pilar St.
    Maysilo, Malabon
    02 2774004

    Dr. Gabriel and Cristina Paz
    P&B Horseshoe Pet Clinic- Main
    51-A Big Horseshoe Drive
    Horseshoe Village
    Quezon City
    02 7252042

    Dr. Leonarda B. Chua
    Dr. Geoffrey Marl B. Carullo
    Dr. Desiree Suzane L. Bulan
    Dr. Dara Louise R. Pabalan
    St. Joseph Veterinary Clinic
    185 Aguirre Ave. BF Homes
    Parañaque City
    02 8254292/ 02 8205517

    Dr. Gabriel and Cristina Paz
    P&B Horseshoe Pet Clinic- Katipunan
    Unit 6 Nueva Ecija Townhomes,
    341 Katipunan Ave.,
    Quezon City
    02 9205213/ 02 9205214

    Dr. Pretextato E. Chua Jr.
    Pet Wonders Veterinary Clinic
    8 Old National Highway
    Brgy. Nueva, San Pedro
    02 5202270

    Dr. Jonathan Peneyra
    Central Luzon State University Veterinary Hospital
    Maharlika Highway,
    Muñoz, Nueva Ecija
    044 4119631/ 044 4560107

    Dr. Nena Jean Coloma
    Schipperke Veterinary Clinic
    3943 Mc Arthur
    Balibago, Angeles City
    045 3314807

    Dr. Pedrito O. Peralta
    Dr. P.O. Peralta Veterinary Services and Consultancy
    5 Haiti St. corner France
    Annex 37, Better Living Subdivision
    Parañaque City
    02 8216542/ 02 8244536

    Dr. Vergel Cruz
    Cruz Dog and Cat Clinic
    400 B. Serrano Avenue cor. 12th Avenue
    Caloocan City
    02 3610708

    Dr. Roberto Puentespina Jr.
    Animal Solutions Veterinary Hospital
    Door 3 & 4, Hydrock Building II
    Cabaguio Avenue
    Davao City
    082 2215420

    Dr. Jocelyn Dadulla
    Dr. Elizardo V. Reyes
    Angeles Pet Care Center- San Pedro
    G/F Landmark Building, Kalayaan Village
    Quebiawan San Fernando City
    045 6363093

    Dr. Lester Quijano
    Dr. Edwin Salagoste
    West Avenue Animal Clinic
    134-A West Avenue
    Quezon City
    02 4141401

    Dr. Editha dela Cruz
    ESC Veterinary Clinic
    Blk 5, Lot 69 Bienvenido Tan St.,
    Bf Resort Village
    Las Piñas City
    02 8720483

    Dr. Consuelo Razon
    SF Pet City Veterinary Clinic
    San Isidro, San Fernando,
    045 8602284

    Dr. Eduardo dela Cruz
    Cebu Dog and Cat Clinic
    1771 Rizal Street, Cebu City
    032 2612153/ 032 2312778

    Dr. Andy Reyes
    Animal Doctors
    Unit 7 Sycamore Building
    Alabang Road, Alabang
    Muntinlupa City
    02 8420653

    Dr. Efren dela Cruz
    Blue Cross Animal Clinic
    Sto. Rosario, Angeles City Pampanga
    045 3224055

    Dr. Elizabeth Chua Reyes
    Chua Veterinary Clinic
    225-C D. Tuazon Street,
    Quezon City
    02 7818764/ 02 4160233

    Dr. Eliezer dela Cruz
    Bacolod Dog and Cat Clinic
    40-2 Libertad Street
    Bacolod City
    034 4346973

    Dr. Elizardo Reyes
    Angeles Pet Care- Dau
    385-C Mc Arthur Highway
    Dau, Mabalacat,
    045 3312626/ 045 6240431

    Dr. Reynaldo Dimla
    Dimla Veterinary Clinic
    25 Holy Spirit Drive
    Don Antonio Heights
    Quezon City
    02 9315994

    Dr. Roy and Joy Santos
    D’ Saints Veterinary Clinic
    Stall 53/57 Country Market,
    Paseo de Sta. Rosa,
    049 5410638

    Dr. Nielsen Donato
    Donato Small and Exotic Animal Practice
    Limay Street, Boni
    Mandaluyong City
    02 5337965

    Dr. Eric and Selina Sarmiento
    E & S Veterinary Clinic
    450 P. Guevarra Street,
    San Juan, Metro Manila
    02 7255608

    Dr. Arturo Echalar
    Congressional Animal Clinic
    28-B Congressional Avenue
    Project 8 Quezon City
    02 9202218

    Dr. Vic and Lorna Sicam
    Sicam Dog and Cat Clinic
    67 K-!st Street, Kamuning
    Quezon City
    02 9222707

    Dr. Amelia R. Eleosida
    Dr. Antonio Ramon Bautista
    Aso, Pusa, Atbp. Animal Shelter and Veterinary Services
    1 P. Guevarra Street, San Juan
    Metro Manila
    02 7269139/ 02 7259601

    Dr. Basil Siervo
    Palanyag Animal Clinic
    37 Doña Soledad corner Bolivia Street
    Better Living Subdivision
    Parañaque City
    02 8237227

    Dr. Enrico Flores
    Ang Veterinario
    6 Pres. Quezon Street
    Villa Aurora Cebu City
    032 2311999

    Dr. Peter K.S. Tan
    St. Louis Animal Clinic
    488 Banawe Street,
    Quezon City
    02 7124649

    Dr. Nenita Gan-Avenido
    Dela Salle- Araneta Vet Teaching Hospital
    Victoneta Avenue, Malabon
    Metro Manila
    02 3618875

    Dr. Donna Tanlimco
    Downtown Animal Clinic and Pet Supplies
    2506 Jose Abad Santos Street,
    Tondo, Manila
    02 2510420

    Dr. Ramon Gener
    Medivet Animal Clinic
    92 Dangay Street, Veterans Village
    Project 7, Quezon City
    02 3713973

    Dr. Teofilo Tuliao
    Tuliao Veterinary Clinic
    30 Elcano Street,
    East Bajak-bajak,
    Olongapo City
    074 2222721

    Dr. Francisco A. Gonzalez
    Dr. Francisco A. Gonzalez Veterinary Clinic
    27 Augusto Santos Street, Sinagtala Association
    Phase II, BF Homes
    Parañaque City
    02 2481970

    Dr. Johdel S. Ty
    Eastern Visayas Dog and Cat Clinic
    231 Sta. Cruz St.,
    44 Quarry District,
    Tacloban City, Leyte
    053 5200253/ 053 3259049

    Dr. Olivia Grape
    OVG Animal Care Clinic
    16-A Rizal Avenue, Brgy. San Isidro,
    Taytay, Rizal
    02 2481970/ 02 6589573

    Dr. Menandro Valerio
    Valerio Veterinary Clinic
    13 Burgos Street,
    Concepcion, Malabon
    02 2813456

    Dr. Jerry Hawson
    Dr. Nathaniel Cheng
    Pet Bureau Animal Clinic
    185-F Del Monte Avenue, Manresa
    Quezon City
    02 4146792

    Dr. Daniel Ventura
    Southwestern University Vet. Teaching Hospital
    Sabella Street, Basak,
    Pardo, Cebu City
    032 2721563

    Dr. Mario J. Hernandez
    M.J. Hernandez Animal Clinic
    Pulong, Sta Cruz, Sta Rosa
    049 3376884

    Dr. Leah Zulueta
    Great Dane Animal Clinic
    1002 Pangarap,
    Quirino Highway,
    Caloocan City
    02 9363336

    Dr. Olivia Inocencio
    Dogs “R” Us
    50 Unit C Kanlaon Street
    Quezon City
    02 7318279

    Agfield International Corporation
    Building 22, Malakas Street,
    Barangay Pinyahan, Diliman,
    Quezon City
    02 4351227/ 02 4265566

    Dr. Lorna Casas Jamis
    Casas- Jamis Veterinary Clinic
    252 Lapasan Highway
    Cagayan de Oro City
    088 8562256

    All Creatures Great and Small
    4199 Ponte Street, Brgy Tejeros,
    Makati City
    02 8983727/ 02 8995700

    Dr. May Javier
    Pet Lovers Animal Center and Emergency Services
    Visayas Avenue, Diliman
    Quezon City
    02 9247118

    Dr. Michael Kaw
    Animal House Veterinary Clinic- Makati
    108 Jupiter Street, Bel-air Village
    Makati City
    02 8963703/ 02 8963704

    Herbalmed Asia, Inc.
    302-A Dorotea Road, A. Bonifacio,
    Balingasa, Quezon City
    02 3667029 to 31

    Dr. Michael Kaw
    Animal House Veterinary Clinic- Aurora
    737 Aurora Boulevard
    Quezon City
    02 7224299

    Dr. Pilar Lazaro
    Leaño-Lazaro Veterinary Clinic
    108 Road 8, Pag-asa
    Quezon City
    02 9282394

    Dr. Expedito N. Lee
    EN Lee Veterinary Clinic
    125 N. Armstrong Avenue, Moonwalk
    Parañaque City
    02 8220793

    Dr. Maricelle Licuanan
    The Pet Department Dog and Cat Clinic
    508 G Building, Boni Avenue
    Mandaluyong City
    02 5355951

    Dr. Anton Mari Lim
    Waltac Veterinary Clinic
    Unit 4 Dian Itop Building
    S. Nuñez Street
    Zamboanga City
    062 9910226

    Pet Pantry
    18 Kamuning Road, Unit 2E
    K-Plaza Building,
    Kamuning, Quezon City
    02 9274181/ 02 8643588

    Dr. Danilo Lim
    Alpha Pet Care Center
    57 M. Roxas Street
    Baguio City
    074 4423147

    Dr. Ernesto Lumibao
    Pet Needs Veterinary Clinic
    Unit 106 MLW Building
    St. Joseph Condominium
    San Jose, Balanga City
    047 7915797

    Dr. Emmanuel Macapagal
    Doc Mac Veterinary Clinic
    142-E Victoria Building
    Mindanao Avenue, Bahay Toro
    Quezon City
    02 4550188

  • please add the following:

    Vets On The Block
    # 36 Champaca St.
    Roxas District, Q.C.

    Rey C. del Napoles, DVM

  • Dr. Desiree Villanueva-Ompoc
    Banawa Animal Doctors Clinic
    294-B, Duterte Street
    Banawa, Cebu City
    Telefax: 63 32 262 9619
    Tel: 63 32 417 8709
    Mobile: 0917 220 2821

  • dr. geoffrey marl b. carullo
    Pet Centrum
    Veterinary Clinic
    ECG Building, Groundfloor, Multinational Avenue
    Multinational Village, Moonwalk Parañaque City.
    Email add:
    02 8225717
    Clinic Hours: 9am- 8pm Mon-Sun
    24 Hours on Emergency

  • I am President and Founder of Sirius Global Animal Charitable Trust, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

    We are in the process of collating a submission to be presented to the World Health Organisation on recommendations from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.

    I urgently need to contact Dr Arturo Pangan to see if he is prepared to issue a statement on the dangers of eating dog meat. We understand there have been reported cases of humans dying from eating rabid dogs.

    Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

  • hi!

    found your blog through searching for vets in the manila area. other than the vets highlighted, would you happen to know if the rest on the list can handle a budgie? (it’s often mistaken for a parakeet, probably because that’s what American English people call it)

    anyway, i need to find one that can handle a budgie because we recently “rescued” one and im concerned that it might be sick…


  • Good day! This is Melanie, I am currently doing some thinking about my dog’s well being that is why I turned to you to get some feedback.

    My dog is currently under a veterinarian named Dr. Basilio M. Siervo with license number 3035. My dog is being confined in his clinic because it can’t eat and if it tries to, it throws up. On his first home visit Dr. Siervo said it might be from flea infestation so he gave us a couple of medication and left, well it didn’t work and my dog just got worst. So the next day we decided to bring him to his clinic for confinement because it really need a dextrose for it couldn’t eat. During that period his assistant said it might be gastroenteritis. However, when we called today he said the ailment is from worms and that it’s being given medications for it. And if it isn’t enough that he is being so shady on what really is my dog’s sickness, he also gave me an option to bring the poor thing home cause he said my dog is feisty! I mean, of course it will fight a little, even people gets a little harsh when dextrose is being put into them, it hurts! But to tell me to just bring the dog home because they are having a hard time with it when the poor thing can’t even eat on its own is downright wrong don’t you think? I couldn’t really understand what Dr. Siervo is thinking and I want your advice on whether or not I should change doctors.

    How much will it be if my dog will be confined in your clinic? Do you think it can get better?

    Here are my dogs’ symptoms:
    -A couple of days before it got confined it ate just a few spoonfuls up until Sunday, Feb.18, when it just couldn’t eat at all.
    -He throws up what it ate with all of it looking just like when it ate it. chewed but still not digested.
    -Its’ feces is combination hard (dark, almost black) and wet (yellowish).
    -It is very anaemic, it has very pale gums and eyes, as well as a dry nose.

    Please reply to this message as soon as possible. I wouldn’t want my dog harmed. Also, here is my contact# 0915-9367403.
    Thank you so much!

  • hi lea,

    for your budgie, you can go to Vets in Practice
    148 San Francisco St.,
    Plainview, Mandaluyong
    Tel: 533 7965
    535 5673

    look for Dr. Nielsen Donato. he’s there MWF

  • Dear Doctors;
    I just moved here in Dubai 4 months now. I lived
    before in Filinvest 2, Q.C City. I left my 2 dogs, a
    cross breed of japanese spitz and i planned of
    transporting them here in Dubai soon as possible. My
    dogs are with my sister but unfortunately they cant
    have time to process the papers & tickets
    (cargo)required for exporting my babies. Do your
    clinic or do you know anybody who can help me process
    everything until they were transported to the airport
    cargo? Ive been surfing for pet transporter in the Phuls and sadly i find nothing.I guess its a good plan for business for you doctors!Hoping for your reply soon.Thank you very much!

    Best regards!

    Judy Pombuena

  • Hi Judy,

    I’m not a doctor but I will forward your question to my friend Liza (who isnt a doctor either but is active with PAWS) who may be able to help you with information or referrals.


  • Hi!

    I have a problem with my dog (a toy poodle), he has a cataract. I’m just wondring what steps are needed to ensure he doesn’t get blind.

    I’m thinking of either an eye-drop formulation which I saw in youtube, but I’m not sure if it’s available in the Philippines.

    Also, I’ve considered surgery, but I’ve called a dozen vets but it seems that no one is capable of the procedure.

    Please help me, I’ll be very grateful to get a response from you the soonest possible time.

    My dog is only 5 years old and is very obedient & affectionate. It will really sadden me & my wife if he gets blind.

    Thanks in advance…

  • Hi Joseph,
    Try taking your dog to Vets in Practice.

    Scrapita (aka Ratsky) one of our dogs had glaucoma and my dad took her there for a checkup and the doctor prescribed some eyedrops and gave options on what to do (surgery was an option but we could not afford it). She was on eyedrops but eventually became blind.

    I suggest you visit them and discuss but in case after all your effort your dog goes blind do not be too disheartened they can learn to adjust with your help just make sure that they are always inside your home area and your gate is closed because in case they get out into the street they cannot see to protect themselves.

    Scrapita has been blind for quite a while but I think she tries to memorize the locations of cabinets / stairs / etc and she always follows peoples voices.

    Good luck.

    Heres VIPs info:
    148 San Francisco St.,
    Plainview, Mandaluyong
    Tel: 533 7965
    Dr. Michael Velhagen, Dr. Nielson Donato, Dr. Nicholas Carpio and Dr. Margarita Carpio, Dr. Eve and Dr. Siday

  • please help me!!! I am really desperate. I really love my cat. His name is Dow. He stopped eating for 2 days now and i am really worried he might die like what happened to his sister. Hes my baby 😥 but i cant bring him to the clinic coz i dont have money coz 😥 y feeling depress. Can you please help me. Pwede kaya itreat nyo muna cya or bibigay ko na lang cya sa inyo kc ndi ko n cya kyang alagaan i am really hurting right now kya ko cyang igive up mabuhay lng cya. pure siamese cya please prang awa nyo na. please contact me immediately if you can help me this is my no. 09179863339. 😥 😥

  • 😥 please help me! 😥 😥 please

  • 😥 I feel like dying please help my cat.. I am willing to give him to anyone who will treat him. I dont want to loose him. please help me. This is my no. 09179863339

  • Rachelle, since you’re stressed and worried I won’t bitch too much about your text talk ok. To be honest I was not intending to reply because your tone and message irked me, but are we not both communicating because we both care for your cat?

    I’ve asked my friend Liza to call you so you would have gotten advice re where to bring your cat.

    If I come across as too judgemental please please correct me, but if you can afford to buy a purebred cat why do you say you can’t take him to the vet? Surely you can try and negotiate. UP Vet Med is not too expensive din. In future, if you have other cats please be vigilant if they do not eat for even a day. Cats cannot take starvation and if they dont eat they’re usually in really bad shape. In any case I hope your cat gets better, or has any pains eased.

  • howdy, can somebody give me an advice. how do i train my kitten to do her business on her litter? gracias… 😀

  • Deontae try googling thats what I would do. Although most cats instinctively use the litter and cover up. Maybe try a litter that doesnt have a strong “clean lysol like” smell?

  • Hi

    I just have my dog maltese breed, 2 and half month old.
    Im looking for a vet clinic or animal clinic in MAKATI that offers most of the services for dogs like grooming and vet checkup or something like that.

    thanks much appreciated


  • Mynn michelle varela, DVM


    lot8 blk 1 SM HOMES COMMERCIAL COMPLEX,NEAR novaliches

    clinic num: 9619024
    clinic hrs: 8-7pm mon-fri
    sat and sun by appointment

    home service by appointment

    emergency cases: 9835288


    Mynn Michelle Varela, DVM

  • hi please do add my clinic.

    Our full service small animal clinic is located at Greenwoods Executive Village in Pasig City, Philippines. Catering to the needs of its furry, four legged residents, we provide prevention, prophylaxis and treatment of canine and feline diseases, surgery, whelping assist, and home service by appointment. We are 24 hours on call for emergency. You can also stop by and check our pet food and accessories section, or find something your pet needs from our pharmacy. We have an in-house groomer to provide your pets a make over on any bad hair day.

    See us at:

    Chatin Square, Lot 1 Phase 1
    Greenwoods Avenue,
    Greenwoods Executive Village,
    Pinagbuhatan Pasig City

    Or call at

    Telepone 02 5711130
    Mobile +63 9209163248

    Email The Animal Doctor at

    A bonafide member of the
    Philippine Animal Hospital Association

  • hi my name is mj i have a cat named kimberly,actually i bought it a month ago..she’s 1yr already when i buy her. the owner told me that she’s near heat ready to be pregnant,but he did’nt told me if the cat is pregnant or not when i bought it,i observe that my cat is blowted.. i dont have any idea if she’s already pregnant or not,my friend say’s that maybe she’s ill thats why her tummy is kinda big some say’s maybe she’s pregnant,do you have procedure like ultra sound for my cat to make sure if she’s pregnant or ill??

  • Geoffrey which IS your clinic? You’ve left a few comments all with different addresses, so maybe say which need to get deleted, so I can do an update.

    MJ, since you’re on a page with tens of vet details maybe you should start calling one of them. I would think both a pregnancy and a sickness would warrant a checkup of your cat.

  • Hi! I would just like to share a warning and to ask for a vet that you could recommend who could help with the specific case of our beloved dog. I think she’s not out of the woods yet due to poor patient care from our previous vet and I would really appreciate it if you could point us to the best vet that would be able to help. Thank you so much!

    Just a warning for those going to Ole Veterinary Hospital in Cainta:
    Please AVOID bringing your pets there if it is an emergency and Dr. Ole is not around. Please pardon the long post but the situation really disappointed and angered me and I wish that none of you (and your pets) would be in the same position.

    We recently had an experience wherein our dog was in a critical situation and they did not know what to do in extreme emergency cases. they just held her head and asked what was wrong. (As if the dog is going to tell them outright, ne?) here’s a short history of what happened:

    2-3 days prior to confinement, we brought the dog there with the complaint that she seems to be having difficulty walking (indicating pain), she was yelping when carried and her gait and stance were abnormal. But all they did was give her pain killers and vitamins.

    1 day prior to confinement, we insisted that they take an X-ray because she really seemed to be in pain and the meds they gave were not helping. She was sent home after the vet looked at her xray and pronounced that everything was normal.

    that evening, our pet’s eyes were very red and were bulging from her eye sockets. we immediately brought her to Ole Vet Hospital to get emergency treatment. But when we got there, no one seemed to know what to do and we had to wait for Dr. Ole to get there.

    While waiting, they just left the dog there! Until my mom (being a nurse) asked if they should be putting an IV (dextrose) line. That was the only time that they did!

    Only when Dr. Ole arrived did we see some medicine being done. The dog went into cardiopulmonary compromise and stopped breathing! We believe that if we did not insist on the IV, this would have happened sooner and Dr. Ole would have been too late to revive her.

    Also regarding patient care, we noticed that they just leave the dogs in their cages while confined. They let them poo & pee in their cages and they do not clean them immediately. Our dog, having been trained, does not poo or pee in the area where she sleeps. So when we visited her (10-11 hours after we brought her thre), we let her out of her cage and she peed on the floor. That was when we noticed that her urine is too yellow (dark yellow and slightly thick) and that there was too much indicating that she has not peed since we brought her there. In general medicine monitoring urine output is very important and i think it would be the same for veterinary med but they do not seem to put much consideration into this.

    Also they took blood for a work up (a very incomplete work up at that) only the next day when we again inquired about what was wrong with her. They still had no idea what was wrong and were only speculating that it might have been an infection. Dr. Ole said that her spleen was enlarged when he looked at the xray from the previous day (the attending doctor totally missed that!) But from my research, an enlarged spleen is still just a symptom & not the main problem. Plus it took 2 days for the blood work to come back with the results (platelets were slightly low, rbc was very low, wbc was normal, that was all and it took forever to get them!) And the doctor on duty needed a book to interpret the results. They said that it was just an infection. But her WBC was normal! It’s the RBC’s that are showing abnormalities! And if it is an infection, i would really like to know what the infection is and how to make her better, not just a “she looks fine now” answer from the vet and more drugs to alleviate her symptoms.

    When we asked if more tests need to be done to check if she’s really alright they said that there is no need because she looks “ok” already. But i really do not believe them. I just want to be certain that she will be fine and that her disease/problem is already fixed.

    So, please if you are a vet who might be able to help or you know a better doctor, please reply. Thank you so so much! God bless!


    Our dog is doing better but she’s still on IV, her eyes are still partially red (although not as bulging anymore), she still seems to experience pain when carried, her urine is still very dark yellow and they are still NOT doing anything to ensure that she is really, truly well.

  • Hi Vee,
    That was a terrible thing for your dog and your family to experience Im only glad na your dog pulled through. If she were my dog I would take her to Vets in Practice in Mandaluyong. I’ve had a lot of pets and gone through A LOT of vets, and you could even call me a bit of a hypochondriac bec. I spend time checking on what the vet did via googling and reading on the net.

    We have a cat who is epileptic and it was only with the doctors in VIP where I felt that the doctors knew what they were doing, and cared for the pets. They are one of if not the best vet clinic, and we have been taken care of by Drs. Nick, Nielsen, Siday, Eve, Mike, Marga (most of them hehh) and they are thorough and patient with us and all our questions.

    I hope this helps Vee, please let me know how things go.

  • hi mai,

    thanks! we’ll bring her to VIP after a day or so of letting her rest. she really didn’t like being confined.

    anyway, i’m not familiar with the layout of mandaluyong, could you please give some directions on how to get to VIP? I’m familiar with Boni ave and the rotonda at the end of it (the one with the eagle). could you please give me directions from there? ^_^ Thank you!!

  • vee,

    interesting case indeed. your family veterinarian should have done the following – complete hemogram, clinical chemistry (ALT, BUN, creatinine, glucose, calcium, sodium, potassium, etc.) & urinalysis. blood pressure should be checked. ECG or phonocardiogram should be performed! results should be released within the day (for fear that misinterpretation is due to delay in release). for me, it looks like a cardiac case but needs proper tests to be confirmed. i hope you find the right vet for your pet.


  • Wow! Thanks a bunch! We’re definitely transferring her (my dog) there tom.

    She got confined again last sunday, a day after she was allowed to go home, due to profuse nose bleeding. Then she had another bleed today and they wouldn’t let us see her charts and records! Isn’t it a right of the patient to see their own medical records?! 😡 They have no right to call themselves a Veterinary Hospital! They never even took valid specimens for tests to confirm their “diagnoses” (actually, they sounded more like guesses to us). They took blood for the blood test after she got better/ showed signs of getting better.

    Please help pray for her, I hope she does recover for all of this!

  • Hi,

    I was wondering if you know a vet clinic that has a lot of experience with Shar Peis? Specifically their eye issues? I took the numbers from your list (thank you!) that were near my location (project 8, QC) to call them up and inquire but if you can recommend someone, even if the clinic is not in the QC area, that would be great.


  • Hi JT, I do not know anything about their experiences with Shar Peis. We go to VIP though, and find them very competent.

    Sorry I could not help more. Let me know which vet you end up going to and how things go.

  • Hello Mai,

    Great site! :mrgreen: very helpful!! would you know if vets in practice do artificial insemination ( using fresh chilled semen or frozen semen?)

  • hello mai,

    i really have a problem with my cat and its really bothering me right now. i just hope you could help me out.

    i have a geriatric cat approximately 8 years old in human calendar, she used to eat frequently and in large amounts. but these past few weeks i noticed that she’s not eating that well. she’s having some hard time chewing the food (oh by the way most of her front teeth are gone), and she’s drooling so much, i dont know why, i’ve done some researches on the internet regarding the said symptoms and i think he has an oral disease but im really not sure. i want to take him to a vet to see what his real condition is and to have him treated for it, but i’m quite afraid of the outcome of it, i fear that it maybe a fatal disease and he may not last long, and im also afraid that the vet and the staff might not treat him well that might lead to his earlier death/

    i would like to take him to VIP but its way too far from where we live (we live in san mateo, rizal) can you give me an idea about his condition if it happens you have an idea about it and can you help me on choosing a good vet for him?

    oh there is also one problem, i may have a hard time taking him to the vet because i dont have a cage and i fear that he might jump off the tricycle once i bring him to the vet, so do you have any tips on proper handling of cats (can i tie him on his neck just like when we’re carrying dogs, or can i put him in a box??? i really dont have an idea)

    please help me out, i really dont know what to do, i know i may have been a careless owner but i really cant lose him please help me…

    :sad: 😥

    i hope you could really help me out/ thank you very much

  • Hi Florence,
    I hope you got my email and that you were able to take care of your cat. You know even if I have to travel I would still go to VIP, with my cat in a box with holes (like how chickens sometimes get transported, just tie the box well so the cat cant accidentally get out). I also think they may have some doctors holding clinic in Tiendesitas, so give them a call.

    Even if you find out bad news, I really suggest you consult a vet because even if they find there is nothing else they can do they can help ease your cats pain and make him feel better, and in the end I think that is what is important.

  • Dear Mai,

    I am so glad i found your site ,i love my dog so much ( he’s a goldie,3 years old ) and please will you tell me where’s the best vet around alabang or muntinlupa area? regarding some bad experienced from some friends i am a bit concern where to bring my dog for a check up,so far we had a home service vet,but i am not really trust the vet anymore.any recomendation ? Please do email me . Thank you for your kind help X

  • Hi Elena,

    I’m sorry I don’t know any South based vet from experience. We live in Marikina and bring ours to Mandaluyong for VIP. There are some forums like which have threads on vets and maybe you could check those out and read about people’s experiences taking their pets to vets in your area? Im wary of recommending anyone I havent taken pets to, you see. Good luck, and please let me know who you end up with.


  • hi. yesterday while i was on my way to my parents’ house, i happened to stumble across a cute little puppy wandering the streets of our village. i figured that the puppy might have gotten out of its cage or worse, someone might have thrown it away. it is too tiny, that it looked like it’s just a few weeks old. it can’ even walk straight yet. i tried to look for its owner, but nobody’s claiming ownership. A lady even told me to just leave it right there, but thinking that cars might just run over it, i took the puppy home with me.

    i don’t know what to do with a newborn puppy, i just fed it some milk. today, he has diarrhea. i brought him to PAWS this morning, but they refused to take him in. They gave me feeding bottles and puppy milk, and said that his diarrhea was caused by the milk (Nido) i fed him yesterday. They said that he’s going to be well this afternoon. BUt he doesn’t look well. his poop is still liquid, almost like water. should i bring him to the vet right now?i dont want the puppy to die. please reply.

    P.S.Does anyone know any place where they take in found animals? as much as i want to take care of the puppy, i cannot because i am currently living alone and working. i might just not find time to look after him. please please please.

  • Are the night vets in Vets in Practice any good? I’ve taken my cat there a few times, but not frequently that I’d have a decent evaluation of their service. My cat ingested half a chocolate chip cookie and I was worried. He didn’t have a reaction–not that I saw anyway. I was out for most of the day, and he ingested the cookie while i was away. Anyway, I got in at around 10pm and noticed that half the cookie was missing (actually, he might have ingested more than half, but I’m not sure as I didn’t keep count of how many cookies there were left in the container). I called VIP right away to ask their professional opinion and it was the night vet who entertained my call.

  • Hi Tricia,

    Glad to hear you’re fostering the puppy! I would love to hear how you’re doing!

  • Hi JC,

    I’m not sure who the night vet is, but we’ve taken some pets to VIP late at night and even when it was just the caretaker in (I dont think they had designated night vets at that time) the caretaker would call the vet in. Sorry I cant help more, but let me know what you think of them.

  • Hi,

    I have a 4year old shihtzu and just discovered that he has a cataract. Do you know how much is the operation going to cost me or if there is medication that can cure it without having an operation. thanks!

  • I’m not sure how much it would cost, honestly. But we had a dog with glaucoma and we took her to Vets in Practice (call before you take your dog because the eye doctor may not be in every day). I think we could not afford the operation but the doctor gave us drops for our dogs eyes. She went blind and sort of bumps and walks beside walls in the house, but I think she’s adjusted to not seeing. She just tries to walk near my dad all the time.

    Try setting an appointment and ask about what your options would be.

  • thank you very much! i bookmarked your page so if i have a problem on my dog i would easily view your site =D

  • i agree with you vee! vets here in cainta is just good for vaccines, otherwise, they all suck. for instance, i brought my lovely dog to this certain vet here in cainta, (our lady of assumption, near brookside, cainta) unfortunately, they made his simple medicated bath into a complicated worst scenario! instead of him being well, they almost cooked the dog’s testes wihtout precaution! and because of that i spend another 7,500 for the surgery but i brought him to the best vet in mandaluyong..but very costly. so, beware! dont bring your lovely pets in this vet clinics. they’re the worst! also at OLE vet cainta, all the dogs that we brought there, were killed, unfortunately, we don’t know how they treat our animals..

  • Well Wiz, I wouldn’t really generalize that all Cainta vets suck. If you have actual experience with some of them then you can give your opinion on those (which you did, above) …but it does no good to make a sweeping statement. With that said, I’d still take my pets to our trusted vets. I am not saying the ones we go to know everything ha, just that they try to be thorough and treat the animals with respect and care.

    I do sympathize about your dog though, glad you took him to a better vet. I hope he’s doing better.

  • HELPPPPP!!!! my dog has flea infestation!!! i have tried everything from flea collars, flea powder, flea soap and shampoo to the bayer flea and tick spray and nothing seems to be working, in fact the fleas are getting bigger (Read: raisin-sized) already, are there any affordable home service vets you guys can recommend? Furthermore, what could KILL all those fleas? Ive heard of a 3-in-1 injection with flea control but i am not too familiar with the details,PLEASE HELP, my 1 year old poodle seems to be getting weaker. Snifffff..

  • We use medicine called Frontline which is a liquid in a phial that you place on the dog’s “nape” and that keeps our pets flea-free for a couple months. It’s not cheap but really effective and if you’ve been trying a lot of stuff that doesn’t work then you may want to try this na. Not sure where you live and I don’t really have any home service vets in mind but again would recommend that you try calling Vets in Practice (I also highlighted some other vets who I’ve heard good things about — but not personally dealt with — in my list above)

    Good luck.

  • Hi,
    I was just wondering if you knew any good vets that take care of rabbits. My rabbit has a wound on its leg and it seems to be limping. :<

  • Well I always recommend Vets in Practice, who we are happy with.

  • Good evening, my labrador met an accident a couple of weeks ago. She was hit and ran by a car. We took her to the Animal house and had her confined for back injury/ trauma for 4 days. She has a problem moving her hind legs the doctor prescribed her prednisone and jetepar for liver protection. Im having trouble administering these meds to her. And lately she refuses to eat from my palms as she’s afraid I might give her medicines instead of food She wouldnt eat from her plate either. Would you know any vet who performs homeopathic treatment such as accupuncture? My mobile number is 09162358119. Thanks so much.

  • Hi Ninya,

    Have you tried “disguising” the medicines in some chunk of meat or peanut butter? Try doing a search on giving dogs medicines. I don’t know of a vet who practices homeopathic treatments…sorry, but if you hear of one can you let me know?

    You could also try emailing paws or the whatsuppaws yahoogroup. They may know someone…

    Good luck

  • Good pm!! I bought calyx yesterday he is already 2mos old shih. I’m just wondering if anyone here knows of vet clinic near hear in San Andres Malate. how much it would cost for his check up? just to make sure calyx is healthy please give me the number of their clinic so i can contact them. thanks in advance! more power..

  • Hi KC,

    Just go through the list and see which is near you I really dont have first hand experience with any vet in your area. Baka try calling Vets in Practice they have a branch na yata in the Makati / Manila area.

    Also give the clinic a call to ask for an estimate, they should be able to give you a price for a checkup and shots.

    Please post back once youve visited someone and let me know how things went so people get feedback


  • Hi. I’d just like to share that a newly opened pet clinic (named NOAH’S ARK) (next to Pet Haven, at the top of PCCI)has CRAZY VETS and CRAZY POLICIES! DO NOT, BY ALL MEANS BRING YOUR PET THERE. THEY’LL ROB YOU OFF YOUR MONEY AND YOUR PET WILL DIE ANYWAY.

    My beagle started vomitting so much that he stopped eating. He also had severe diarrhea. We just bought him from a breeder a week before, so it was strange how he got sick so quickly because we did not take him out of the house yet. (He still had to be vaccinated).

    Since the vet was open 24 hours, we took the beagle there and the vet would not treat him until we signed papers that stated something like, ‘If your pet dies while at this clinic, you cannot sue us.’ (INSANE RIGHT?) But they would not admit him till we did. So we signed the papers, and less then five minutes after observing him, the vet announced, ‘It’s PARVO.’

    We didn’t know what that was at the time, but when we were told what it was we were so shocked. It was like the puppy had no hope. And what’s crazy is that no blood tests, stool tests, or whatever tests were performed. We were ignorant and we were desperate, so whatever the vet would say, we believed it to be true. THREE different vets treated our beagle, and they all didn’t know what they were doing!!!

    They put our beagle on an IV, and when we told the vet that it had not been vaccinated, the vet just injected him right then and there. (The 5 in 1 vaccine that they usually give puppies). We learned later on, that when a pet is sick, it CANNOT be vaccinated.

    Our beagle died the morning after from excessive medicines they plugged down his system. :( I’m soooo mad. The worst part is, I cannot sue them because of those stupid papers. They also charge ridiculous prices. For a house call, they will charge 500- 1000 PLUS pesos, and you have to PICK THEM UP! WTF!!!!! (Not including the crappy treatment that they will do for your pet). TThey also charged us 500 bucks for Nutrigel, as compared to other clinics where Nutrigel is sold for only 390 bucks.

    We got new beagles from the same breeder after the death of the last one, and they had the same sickness. When we took them to the UP Vet, the vets told us (after tests were performed) that the dogs had hepatozoonosis from parasites, (gotten from kuto). It has the same symptoms as parvo, but the puppy has a higher chance of survival as compared to parvo.

    I hope NOAH’S ARK PET CLINIC goes out of business. I really do.

  • hi! i just had my very first own pet, a very cute and sweet shih tzu! sam (my tzu’s name) is an 8 mos old pup…the old owner was the one grooming him and it was quite horrible how they cut his hair… i would like to bring him to a reputable grooming pet salon, is there any place here in manila/q.c where he could finally be groomed properly? If it’s not too much to ask as well, do you know how much it cost? Thank you! i would really appreciate all the info that you can share! thanks! One more thing, can you send it at my email? Thanks!

  • hi! i just want to thank you as i followed your advise in calling vets in practice and they referred me to their affiliate vet clinic in cartimar pasay where its closest to where i stay in malate. i have to bring my cat to the vet as he hasnt been eating in the last few days, and has obviously lost weight and acting very poorly. ive been looking all over online for a vet clinic in the malate/ermita area but sadly there is none. no, sorry let me correct that, found two but both are useless… one – malate pet doctors – i think doesnt exist anymore but the listing is still there. the no. listed is now in use by another party. the other – animal yard – is in business but there is no doctor until the 12th of jan. why arent there any more vets in the area?!! don’t pet owners who live here bring their pets to the doctor ever??! anyway, i’m taking wushi my cat to the vet in a bit, im worried he’d get worse if i leave him unattended by a vet for a long time, carveldon is the clinic name and its in cartimar… thats the closest i suppose if i dont find any thats local.., if anyone knows of one in this area, i would really appreciate it if you could share the info… let u know what happens to my cat… thanks again, mai!

  • hello! do you have the cell number of Dr. Michael Velhagen of vets in practice. I would like to ask him a very big favor for my shih tzu dog BILLY. Billy has a demoroid in his left eye, the only cure is surgery, im not rich. i am really hurting for my dog. his eyes are inflamed becoz of these. he is my first pure bred dog. my friend has his number before but he lost it when his phone got stolen. please help me. you may reach me tru my cel 09228766267. thanks and god bless!

  • Agree, its really hard to find a vet you feel you can trust Connie. please let me know how things go.

    Bads, maybe just give them a call or send them an email? I don’t have cell numbers.

  • Hi, I have 2 hamsters living in the same cage. The female scratched the male and left a bloddy wound on his right eye and blinded the left one. He is limping now. Please help me, I love Potchi and Peachy so much.:(

  • Stacey,

    Sorry but what sort of help do you want? Is there not an entire list of vet clinics written here?

    If you want a suggestion re who to contact and you’ve gone through the comments you will read that I really prefer to send to Vets in Practice.

    If you’re thinking there is anything more to gain by waiting you may have not just a blind, but a very sick hamster. :S

  • after reading your blog i was inclined & tempted for a second vet opinion regarding my dog shar-pei’s both eyes and i am happy i have googled up and read your blog.

    i live at binangonan rizal and the vets diagnosis seems like just an observation of his 3rd lid and was given tears naturelle which cost around P300++.

    after reading your blog i opted for another vets opinion..i went to “vets in practice”. and true to your experience and word Diego 3mos. old, my pet dog has “entropion”. Diego has big ulcerations on both eyes he will go blind…right there and there he was operated both eyes…i am so happy he is recovering good right now and can see.

    surgery costs was reasonable and affordable in my opinion and yes like what mai said VIP really cares & loves dogs.

    i have never seen so much variety of dogs in their clinic.

    kudos to Dr. Donato of VIP..the best vet i have ever seen! kudos to spacemai blog!!

    i love you guys!

  • Hi! What’s your opinion of Makati Dog & Cat Hospital? Are they any good? I had to bring my puppy there the other day (I didn’t know where Vets in Practice was until someone somewhere mentioned the old open canal in Mandaluyong). They seemed okay but what do I know, I’m a new pet owner. I’d like to know if I should change vets. Thanks!

  • hi.. may i ask how much VIP charges for a consultation? or even a confinement?
    thank you very much…

  • hi!
    how much consultation fee sa VIP?
    lam nyo din ba around how much rate nila pg i-confine doggie (Labrador)?
    thank you..

  • Hershey – You’re best off giving them a call and asking

  • Sorry Rogelio, I cannot help much. We prefer going to VIP, but YMMV.

    I used to go there when I lived in Makati, and I think they were ok, but expensive…and this was a very long ago. There is also a vet review thread on that you may want to check out.

  • Hi! My dog has been sick for 2 weeks now. Wala siyang breed (aka: askal). As of today hindi na siya halos kumakain except na lang kung ibibigay ko yung food with my hands. Payat na payat na siya ngayon kasi halos hindi na talaga siya kumakain. Medyo nanghihina na nga siya to the point na nagwowobble siya habang naglalakad. Ano bang dapat kong gawin? Feeling ko malapit na siyang mamatay eh. Pero may iniinom siyang vitamins at saka antibiotic… Meron din powder na parang sugar na hinahalo sa water…

    Please help..

  • Jeezus what the hell are you doing writing comments here when your dog is dying? I am NOT a vet, and it is a vet you should see, immediately. You’re right your dog will probably die, if you want to make a last ditch effort bring him to a vet. If this happens next time maybe you should wait a bit less before bringing him. If money is an issue call PAWS they could probably suggest a vet.

    Poor doggie.

  • Hi Mai,

    Just an update on the puppy I wrote about a while back. Turns out he has distemper. I’ve been to VIP and Animal House since then trying to find a way to make him better. I thought he’d survived the worst; he gained weight, his appetite was back, and while he had hacking attacks, he’d sometimes play again.

    But over the weekend he got worse. He had seizures, became wobbly and his front paws started to look weird. And he hasn’t been able to move his bowels since yesterday. I spoke to an Animal House vet on the phone (I haven’t been able to get through to VIP) who said to try giving him laxative. I don’t know if it’s worked yet (had to go to the office).

    Would you, or anyone in this site, know if I should give up on him? I don’t want to but it might be cruel to the little fellow. And another question: If worse comes to worst, would anybody know how soon I can get another puppy? I’ve read info that says the virus hangs around for up to 8 months, but others say it can’t survive outside a dog’s body for more than 30 minutes. I’d appreciate any advice. Thanks.

  • hi mai! this is angel, the owner of axle..the very sick cat who seizured due to hypoglycemia…I’m just happy to update you that he is super healthy and ok na. I was so hysterical and unhappy when I messaged you here before. I was super worried he wasn’t going to make it. He apparently has a metabolic bone disease and will need supplements for life. But other than that he is a super normal and makulit na 4 month old kitten. I am so glad Dr. Donato treated him, I dont think i’ll trust the other vets there as much. Like you I am super paranoid and about my kitty’s health =)

  • So glad to hear Axle is doing fine 😀 and its good that you were able to find out what was causing the seizures, makes things much easier to manage. We never did find out what causes my cat’s seizures so its more difficult to deal with. Dr. Donato is really great nga daw. I too do not feel kampante until I feel na the vet is on the ball and really concerned about my pets.

  • By the way, do you know or does anyone here know of a vet who can neuter kittens at 5 mos.? di kasi pwede sa VIP and sa CARA, dati sa CARA there was a vet who can do it but that vet left for australia na according to kate. Help please! I read somewhere kasi na mas better to get them neutered when younger kasi mas madali maka recover and they look more kitten-like din.

  • Sorry Angel I don’t, we had our cats fixed at VIP (and a few at the PARC Neuter Spay events). Maybe you can try the whatsuppaws egroup the members may know a vet who does that. The egroup url is

  • Hi, I’m Shiela. A few ago, I just received a red eared slider. I think he has an eye infection since there looks like a light layer of cotton on his eyes. Im giving him salt water baths to kill the infection and would observe the result of this treatment. If he doesn’t get better, I’m planning to take him on a vet.

    Would someone recommend me a vet clinic near Quezon city area that has experience on reptiles. Thank you very much.

  • It’s good you put up a list of vet clinics in the Philippines. It’s just so hard to find them these days.

    I received a rabbit for Christmas who was weak and looked sick. Two days after, she lay on her back having trouble breathing. I remember carrying her to every single vet I could find before it was too late. One clinic said the doctor was out and the other one said that they only took care of dogs and cats. And then I brought home my poor rabbit where she finally passed away.

    Are there any nearby vets in Quezon City for small mammals like rabbits? It’s so hard to find one these days…

  • Shiela – I may sound redundant, but I would go to Dr. Donato of VIP, he is supposedly familiar with exotic pets.

    Fonqui – Unfortunately a lot of the rabbits who are sold are bred irresponsibly (hence some birth defects) or sold too young. That happens, esp. during easter time. Its really sad nga. I do not know of any rabbit breeders talaga, are you planning to get another?

    Re vets, I would say VIP pa din, maybe try looking at forums like dogtracker, or maybe you could get the opinion of people from paws or caraphil? Let me know if you need their general contact info.

  • Hi mai, i really admire youre work that u post up vets and there clinics. i hope that u can help mew with my problem as u have helped others in youre blogs. i have a nether land dwarf rabbit and is in need of help i think that he has “mange” or tick in lay mans term but cant find a vet. im near Quezon city, idont how to treat it and im worried cuz this is my first rabbit and would not want to disappoint my self to let it die cause i cant find a good vet with in my vicinity

    thanks hope u can help me

  • Hi mai, i really admire youre work that u post up vets and there clinics. i hope that u can help mew with my problem as u have helped others in youre blogs. i have a nether land dwarf rabbit and is in need of help i think that he has “mange” or tick in lay mans term but cant find a vet. im near Quezon city, idont know how to treat it and im worried cuz this is my first rabbit and would not want to disappoint my self to let it die cause i cant find a good vet with in my vicinity

    thanks hope u can help me

  • anyone can suggest a vet. that knows treatment of reptiles illness? specially a turtles? aquatic type…thanks.

  • @Rogelio – I have been to Dog & Cat several times because my house is a few steps from theirs, Animal House Jupiter, and VIP. Dog & Cat is the closest to me.
    The D&C vets, when asked, seem to look like they are not confident about their answers or worse, they look LIKE they do not know the answer to your questions at all when consulted and you will feel like your money is at waste when consulting them. But in fairness to them, my dog had undergone all kinds of sickness, accident, poisoning, ehrlichia, near death experiences and now, an enlarged heart. All of those sickness, they have made my dog well so I salute and still htank them for saving my dog’s life. In terms of skin sickness like allergy, ear infection, etc, I go to Animal House in Jupiter since they are good when it comes to that sickness (hehe pagdating sa eye infection, galis etc, nako tataas ang dugo mo sa dog n cat walang masasagot) period but I agree when they say VIP is really good. I also brought my dog there for an operation. I entrust my dog to Dog anc cat 24/7, trhy may not look like capable but they really are.
    VIP – Donato wins but tfar from me.
    I say when it comes to expenses, parepareho lang silang mahal he he he.

  • I would say that VIP is the most expensive at all but I say your dogs are in good hands with them and you need not worry.
    Mai – may i know if they have vets watching the dog 10pm onwards?

  • I would say that VIP is the most expensive of* all but I say your dogs are in good hands with them and you need not worry.
    Mai – may i know if they have vets watching the dog 10pm onwards?

  • Blue

    I am not familiar with QC vets, maybe try UP Vet Med? Or try calling PAWS they may recommend a vet


    Dr. Donato of Vets in Practice is said to be good with exotic animals


    Many many years ago I lived in Makati and would take the dogs to Dog and Cat, was not too pleased with how my animals were treated. It was evident to me that there was not what you would call “simpatya” for the pets. Well that was a long time ago and I have no idea how they are now. Hopefully they are competent and worth it. And I am glad your dog is ok, my friend’s dog had erlichia and it took visits to more than 1 vet for them to figure out what it was (dog ended up in VIP)

    We used to bring one of our cats to the clinic in the middle of the night (epileptic cat with bad seizures) and there was always someone watching the animals. Not always a vet though. Once we had a cat who was bleeding from a popped spay incision and they did call a vet in to do surgery in the middle of the night.

  • Anyone know of a good vet clinic in Manila that specializes in birds like mynah? Thank you!

  • mai

    which clinic are you referring to in ur 2nd paragraph? dnc ba?
    well I rushed my dog to VIP earlier today hehe di na ko nakatiis though DNC is literally a few steps away from me. My dog didnt sleep the whole night and was shaking and drooling, it was because pala of dehydration due to meds prescribed but the meds were correct naman, just the side effects. I just figured out kung anong wala sila, na meron and VIP (asiewd of course for the sympathetic vets)- instant lab results within minutes whereas in DNC, you get the results after hours, and if ur unlucky, the next day so it’s hard for the vets there to pinpoint the culprit.

    Maybe the vets in DNC look like stoic lang talaga hehe. Ayoko na mamintas kasi they saved the life of my dog several times and I can’t thank them enough.

    But kanina, kahit nangingisay na dog ko, sinugod ko na talaga sa VIP kahit malayo and rainy. I think he is okay now.

  • Sikret

    The 2nd paragraph refers to VIP. Sorry about the confusion. I hope your dog is doing better.

    Maybe someone else will respond. If you’ve read through all the comments you will notice I always recommend VIP.

  • mai,

    DNC says my dog has enlarged heart and so as the 3 vip vets say but doc D of VIP says it’s usual for small breeds to have large hearts and says that the cause of pain, which I believed, is the spine. I believed him and took my dog off the heart meds, which should have been lifetime medicines. So done with the spine problem and now I am confused with the heart prob. Just got the ECG from DNC and all vets reviewed the findings and say he has enlarged left ventricle, which one should I believe? Should I get a 3rd opinion?!!! confuuuuusssing. that is my 2nd priority but my first priority is take him off Rimadyl which was prescribed by VIP after reading this..
    But still thanks to vip for pinpoitning the cause, it’s just that the med is making him throw up since last night for the Nth time now, I hope it’s not yet too late. The reviews are scary so advise to those dogs on Rimadyl and the symptoms are visible. enuf said, i just hope my one and only survives.

  • I have just discovered this site when i was searching for exotic vets for my rabbit. I want to agree with the comments about OLE clinic. I have heard lots and lots of bad dog-handling cases in that said clinic. And yes, all dogs die. I am from Cainta thats why I know. Fortunately, I found Petcare clinic who would take good care of your pets. They charge in a very reasonable price too. Thats the only clinic where I would bring my babies to. So sad they cant handle rabbits (at least they were honest enough). Anyway, can someone recommend a good vet for my rabbit? She is in need of medical attention AsAP :( please help!

  • Please Include in your list:

    Canine Veterinary Clinic
    11-A Araneta Ave, Q.C.
    Tel # 716-5257
    Dr. Lily Ng

    speaks Chinese too!

  • I had my yorkie checked up with my vet here in Dasma, Cavite (Dr. Nuguit) earlier this week because I noticed she doesn’t eat anything at all. She’s always hand-fed, but now she really doesn’t eat anymore. It all started last Monday when our stairs was being painted. I was not at home that time. That night, Fifi (my yorkie) started snoring as if he’s nose is blocked and she keeps on breathing through her mouth. When i brought her to my vet, she said Fifi doesn’t have any colds or flu but just that blockage in her nose. She then referred Dr. Nielsen Donato to me. So tomorrow i will be bringing her there since I’m on my way to Marikina. Cause i’m so worried with her already, she’s very thin and malnourished, i could feel her ribs and spine. :( She’s not like that before.. she’s a very healthy pup, but now i really don’t know what to do.

  • I’ve read some of your blogs and reply on some issues about dogs, it seems that VIP is your prefered clinic to refer to but may i comment on some notes you have? i ve been to VIP because of your suggestion but in my opinion all vets are just the same,willing to treat pet that are sick, no special about VIP, they just prescribed what my pet need, just the same as other vets, but one thingt i assure you our vets is better because they can tell you what is wrong with your pet in tagalog, it seems that in VIP no one knows how to speak tagalog, are they all foreigner? It just irritates me.

  • try dra. lorna g. sicam in kamuning quezon city
    she’s the best

  • I brought my cat with a growth on his neck to VIP because of the good recommendations I read on this site about VIP. They took some samples of his tumor for biopsy. I was told that it would take 10 days for the biopsy results to come out. It’s been 29 days and the result still hasn’t come out. I’m getting really frustrated with them. Everytime I call them to ask for an update, I always get the same answer- that they will call the laboratory to follow it up. Good thing my cat is okay, aside from his “bukol”, he acts normally, as if he’s not sick at all. So now I don’t know whether to continue waiting (I already paid for the biopsy, by the way) or just ask for a refund and go to a different vet altogether.
    Do any of you know the doctors in VIP? I hope someone can help me call their attention regarding this.

  • Nancy – I was born and raised in Manila but I speak English much better than Filipino. You may also get irritated with me heeh. I hope your pets are better, stay with the vets you are most comfortable and confident in.

    Twice – I heard she is good nga

    Grace – I think that is far too long to wait. I don’t know the doctors personally (only as the vets of our pets), but if I were you I would insist on speaking with a doctor, thats the least they can do for you after having you wait so long.

  • Sheena I am sorry to get to the comments so late. I hope your dog is better

  • Hi Mai,

    I know this is a pretty old post but thought to share our horror story with Animal Clinic in Pasig Blvd.

    I used to take my beagle there as a puppy, they are open 24 hours and is near our residence. A few weeks after taking my beagle home (he was about 3 months old), he started defecating blood. In panic, my husband and I took him to Animal Clinic immediately and they tested him for all sorts of things. He tested negative for Parvo and Protozoa but they injected him with antibiotics against it anyway. They prescribed Mondex (which he actually didn’t need) and LC Scour (anti-diarrheal) with instructions to feed only bland diet (Prescription Diet i/d – for gastrointestinal problems) for the next four days. Less than two days later, he was back defecating blood and also started vomiting, we took him to Animal Clinic yet again and requested that he be confined so that he could stay properly hydrated with an IV-line. They confined him alright but proceeded to inject him DAILY (for three days on top of the shots he got 2 days prior to confinement)with antibiotics for Protzoa and Parvovirus even if he tested negative every time. Before even discovering their antics, I was already very unhappy with their services. Their version of “confinement” was to box him in a dank and dirty little corner in the examination area next to another dog confined for Kennel Cough (highly contagious). 12 hours into his stay, I visited them and requested they move him to a better location. They said they would but never did. I visited every few hours like clockwork and 2 nights into his stay there, finally made the decision to have him discharged against medical advice (they STILL didn’t know what was wrong with him and were very grim about his status). I figured, if he was gonna go, he would go peacefully at home with me there. So, I took my boy home. For 1 full month,I watched him like a hawk. Took him off everything he was ingesting prior to the incidents (food, treats, supplements), hydrated with Pedialyte, gave anti-diarrheal meds, kept him in a sterile environment, and fed only bland diet. Lo and Behold he got better. Nearly 2 years later, we still don’t know what really happened. Our current vet thinks it may have been Coronavirus and based on what I’ve read online, it does sound like it. I went back to Animal Clinic (a few months after he got better)to tell them what it may have been and they DID NOT KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS. At least, not at that time.

    Also, from the day I took him home, my beagle seemed to have an issue with his right eye (easily inflamed, leaky). I regularly asked them what it was and their answer was dismissive: tear stains. Turns out, he had Entropion. Had it not been for trusty google and our new (and current) vet, my dog probably would have lived the rest of his life in discomfort and eventual blindness. When he hit a year old, we had the Entropion surgery done and had him neutered (which Animal Clinic did not recommend because he’s guapo daw. WTF?).

    Anyway, 1 year later, I rescued and adopted a terribly neglected Labrador. Animal Clinic in Pasig Blvd was her vet at that time so I figured it was best to pay them a visit to consult with them regarding her medical history before taking her home. She (the rescue) was malnourished, had the runs, and had severe skin problems (wounds, pus, and bald spots all over her face, chin, legs, and paws). I asked the vet on duty to perform a scraping and advice on how to proceed (the former owners were extremely ignorant and very unhelpful). I was, after all, terrified she might be contagious. You know what the vet said? Fatten her up first. When she’s fat, take her back here in a couple of months and let’s see about the skin. WTF? What kind of doctor, animal or otherwise, is dismissive towards blatant problems like that? Oh, I know, Doctors who don’t care.

    Anyway, sorry about the very long comment/rant. I just find it very important for people to know about this sort of thing. Maybe it’s just me but I find it terrifying when you know more than your dog’s vet. To cap off this comment on a pleasant note, my beagle is now nearly two and he’s healthy as a horse. Ditto for my rescued Labrador. She’s been with us for nearly 5 months now and is completely rehabilitated (with a little more fattening up to go). After that, spaying when the holidays are over. :)

  • Do you know a good vet that specializes in persian cats who lives in Paranaque?

  • CC – I have to say that I can relate with how you feel about Animal Clinic :S I only wonder how other less questioning owners have had their pets not get better/get worse. I’m glad your dogs are better :)

    Epie – not firsthand sorry. Maybe go through the list or the comments. Good luck

  • Makati Dog and Cat Hospital staff and care is highly recommendable based on our experience. We are from La Union and about two weeks ago, we took our 2 chow chows to their hospital. One is sick with growth on his butt and it had been bleeding for more than a month. We also took his twin brother as support and our veterinarian in La Union. WHen we arrived, the staff and Dr Enrique Carlos are already waiting for us. Our dog was checked immediately and since our dog is 12 years old, surgery was not recommended. Dr Carlos made another suggestion and it was done immediately the following day and he was with us all through out the treatment. WE were able to go back to La Union on same day. After four days, Dr Enrique Carlos called us in La Union checking on the status of our dog. He is really a very caring veterinarian. He made a follow up call even if it is long distance. That TLC is seldom done by most practicing doctors. He gave us the time and explanation on what is going on. Hope we have more vets like him. His staff are also exceptionally good. I highly recommend them as your pets are in good hands with their care and treatment.

  • Dr. Donato has a clinic in congressional unfortunatelt i cant find the location and the telephone is always busy. i wonder if they still have the clinic because my rabbit, Buster is sick for 4 days now. he eats little and seems sad. mai, do you know Dr. Donato’s no.? i just need to talk to him so he can give me his clinic at proj. 8. :(

  • Buster sorry I dont have the number, maybe call VIP and ask them they should have the info.

  • Hi, thanks for these info, its really helpful.
    Btw, would anyone direct me to where I can buy cheap meds? My dog is under Deoxycyline medication for having blood parasites, she was diagnosed just last week. She’s using VibraVet 100mg but its P50/pc. baka may alam kau na nagbebeta ng mas mura pro authentic na VibraVet please help… Thanks a bunch!

  • Hi, just want to thank those who build up this site…it helps me find a clinic here in kamuning, quezon city…i have a 2 month old puppy (half old english sheepdog and half japanese spitz)… is anyone here tried Pet Pantry??? or baka may masuggest kayo na magandang clinic pa basta d2 lang po sa kamuning area para in case of emergency, madaling pacheck-up sa doctor… Question pla, pwede na ba pakainin yung magalmost 2 month old puppy, 2 months sya sa April 20, ng rice and meat?? Kc ayaw nya kainin yung binili kong pellet… tnx guys! =)

  • Hi,

    Glad I found this site! Just would like to know if any of you guys know the cheapest vet/animal clinic where we can have our cats spay/neuter? We have 9 cats all in all. 4 males have been spayed/ligated but the nearest animal clinic in our place that time is the CHI ANIMAL CLINIC in pasig and it’s very expensive there! It will cost you around 1500 per male cat with medicines and 3000 per female cat. The worst is – some of the doctors bill you more than others. For instance the first 3 male cats just cost us around 4500 (1500×3) but by the time we get back for the another male cat to be ligated – they charged us 1500 + 500 worth of medicines. Worst, supposedly the appointment for the stitches of the cat is free but for the last one – they also charged us additional 500 just for 5min!!! We will never go back to that animal clinic again!!! Plus a friend of mine told me she had her female and male cats spayed for only P400 each! Too bad I can’t contact her for the details. :( Please help me, we still need to have our 2 male cats and 5 female cats spay/neuter – including my parents cats. Thanks in advance! :)

  • Had a bad experience with OLE vets in Cainta. I wish I searched on the internet first. We had been bringing our German shepherd there for treatment. She just had babies so she was getting infections from the fleas. We had one puppy die from what we suspect is dehydration, common for puppies. They recommended that we confine the other 2 puppies with them. After a few days we had to call them to check how the puppies were. They claimed the puppies died the previous day! They didn’t even bother to call us! They also claimed that they died from heartworm, which they supposedly got from the mother. Later we found on the internet that heartworms take 3-6 months to hatch, so no way that the puppies died from it. Also, we brought the mother to Petcare (another vet in Cainta), no heartworm at all! When we went to the vet, they were not able to show us the puppy bodies. And yet, they asked us to pay 5k for the confinement fees and drugs! Where did our (healthy!) puppies go??? :( We will never go back to OLE!!!

  • Hi. Does anybody knows a Vet within the areas of Las Pinas, Paranaue or Cavite (Molino/Imus) who carries the NOBIVAC brand for the 5in1 Vaccine? We really need to have our dogs vaccinated within this week and we prefer this brand. Our prev vet who carries this brand got out of stock. Hope you could help us.

    Thank you.

  • Ask ko lang kung sino may alam ng vet acupuncturist? Sana paki post naman po yung address dito and contact information para ma visit ko na din. thanks

  • Can anybody recommend a good vet in davao city?

    I have a 3 month old puppy that was given to me. Breed: unknown. He’s been itching and uncomfy for 3 weeks now. he can’t even sleep properly. his body have cuts and sore. I took him to the vet but the doctor just keep on telling me that he might have allergies but doesnt know what causes the allergy. I’ve been through forum and reading about dogs with itchy skin. Most people says..the ingredients in dog food. Got him dog food from manila that is sweet potato based. He still keep on itching. I put tea tree oil to relieve the itch but it doesnt last long. i give him omega 3 oil 2x a day. still, no diagnosis in the offing.

    I feel really bad for my baby and i just dont know what to do. Met 3 vets and they seem to have no idea what’s going on with my him.

  • loren / gracy / previous posters

    try asking paws by joining the whats up paws egroup

    there are a lot of knowledgeable folk there

  • hi,

    can anybody recommend me a veterinarian for small animals here in Quezon city aside from pasig? my young hamster is sick.. he lose his weight in just 2 days, he can’t open his eyes due to its watery,he’s not eating nor drinking.. and now it seems like he can’t walk anymore.. is it still curable?? I’m afraid he might die in 24 hours.. and baka kasi nahawa ung iba sa disease so i really want to bring them to a veterinarian.. hope you can help me.. it would be better if affordable n veterinarian.. thank you… so much..

  • It’s not very wise to post here regarding a situation like yours because you may not get a quick answer and your hamster seems to be very sick.

    FWIW I liked Vets in Practice when I was in Manila. I know they have expanded and have an associated clinic run by the VIP vets.

    Animal Care Specialists is located at Tiendesitas, +632-635-6895

    I’ve dealt with Dr. Siday and she was great so you may want to check with her there (or ask for a Dr. who works with hamsters a lot). Give them a call to inquire.

  • i need help for my 2weeks old puppy that seems to be disable, he cant barely walk(he cant bend his left leg near tail) while his 3 sibling already walking… need to find a very cheap & reliable Vet within the vicinity of San Pedro Laguna(Biñan Laguna or Muntinlupa City) i think Up Vet would be nice but its located at Quezon City, too far from our house…

  • I read through all the comments regarding OLE VETERNINARY CLINIC in Cainta and I have to say that they should shut it down! Sila lang kasi kilala namin na vet ever since and never had time to look through pa. First experience was when my maltese died and they said nung una nothing serious daw yung sakit but eventually yun, namatay. Second was when I brought my shit tzu there she was weak tas ang sabi nila they have to take of her uterus kase daw natrauma. We spend 15K! when we looked at her wala namang incision or what so ever. Next was my other shit tzu he rushed him nung gabi cause he was vomitting blood had no choice cause OLE was the only 24hr clinic that we know. They said he was suffering from bronchopneumonia. We spend almost 10k and they prescribed alot of medications for him but from all the 7 medications, I just bought one and here he is still heathly. And lastly, I have a dachshund, 3 months old, Nilagay ko sha sa table for atleast the vet to look at her if she was in perfect shape and malikot kase sha dumikit sha sa vet as in she was just infront of the vet hindi nya namalayan… nahulog yung pup ko from the table! And I have to say that she displayed complete neglegence! Hindi man lang nagsorry or hinawakan yung pup ko. I’m never gonna go back there ever. I hope this experiences would help you guys. And I assure my pups na hindi na mauulit to.

  • Please add this address for your vet directory:

    Royal Animal Wellness Clinic
    Dr. Lorgelie D. Echano
    Address: #2361 Rosario Limketkai Ave., Macajalar Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro
    Contact: +639151941884
    Email :

  • I strongly agree tungkol dyan sa pestng OLE VETERINARY CLINIC! ever since din, yun ang alam namin na clinic, bata pa kame. I have to say, MAGSARA NA NGA KAYO!!! d nila alam pa no mag gamot ng alagang hayop! They are not vets! 2 alagang aso na namin ang namatay dahil sa kapabayaan nila. yung una si Beauty, she is a crossbreed golden retriever at cocker spaniel. LAst Oct she gave birth. All the puppuies died. She went home and seems fine but after a few days her stitches have way. Her intestines were hanging out! My sister have to rush her to the said vet clinic. The attendant there (Vet doctor i hope!_) wanted to cut the intestine and then put it back. WTF! That is not the way it should go! My sister is a nurse so she knows and she insisted that the vet put the intestine back without cutting it. BOBO cla! another dog died last nov (the son of beauty), due to leptospirosis. My sister rushed him to OLE VET CLINIC (since we dont know any 24 hours clinic hay) at 2 am, hopeful that they will do something to save him. But when my mother called, she became so furious! why? because the damn clinic was doing nothing! nothing talaga is done! GRRRRRR…. Ang kapal ng face nila! sabay singil ng fees ha! NICE! DO NOT BRING YOUR PETS TO THIS CLINIC IF YOU LOVE THEM SO MUCH! thank you

  • Hi, do you know of one who specializes or at least has had ample experience with guinea pigs? I really need to take my piggy. Thanks in advance.

  • do you recommend St. Louis Veterinary Clinic?

  • Please add to your directory, one of the best vet I personally recommend in Las Piñas area. thanks.

    Hans Vet Clinic
    Dr. Conrad Hans
    Hans Bldg.
    Real St. Alabang-Zapote Rd.
    (Infront SM Center Las Pinas)

  • Hi. Glad to have found this forum. My year and a half old cat is very, sick. Been going on for the past 7 days. Took him to a vet the 2nd day he got sick. They gave him a couple of shots and an antibacterial prescription. Before that, he was still eating even though he had the flu but now since the medicines he stopped eating and drinking altogether. Didn’t want to take him to that same vet ‘coz nothing she did helped instead, I think it all got worse.

    Anybody who knows a vet that does house calls? I’m in Manila near Mendiola and Malacanang area.

  • Hello Mai,

    I’ve been reading along and I noticed that there are a lot of dissatisfied people with Ole Animal clinic. I felt sorry for those who lost their beloved pets.In this case, would you know if there is really a possibility for the clinic to shut down if a complaint gets filed? Shall we go to animal welfare or paws? Ito cguro yung magandang ma-expose to have evidences captured in video…
    The stories of the victims were really horrible….

  • i have a hamster, and i think he is sick, i’m stocked at school though and i don’t think i can take him to the clinic not until it’s sunday. I’m worried because i had two hamsters who died recently, and the first sign i noticed was that they are not as alive as the past days, two days passed their dead. my hamster slept all day today and only woke up when i woke him up. what should i give him? (like medicine or food or anything that might recover his health). I’m lost which clinic to call since others only take care of cats and dogs. please help me.

  • Hi,

    I know this is a pretty old post, but so far I’ve gotten a lot of great points and recommendations in this board. Just wanted to know who the specialist surgeon is in VIP (particularly in Orthopedics). Our Alaskan Malamute has been limping for a while now, and upon his check up in UP, he has grade 2 patellar luxation. The vet there suggested that we give him supplements first for a month before we think about surgery. It’s been a month already, and he still limps on his hind leg. We’ve checked out websites about patellar luxation and it seems that the only “cure” for this is surgery.

    We’re getting his xray from UP hospital this Thursday and will get an opinion from the vet there if surgery is required or not. But since our dog also has a record in VIP (and based on glowing reviews here :D), I was thinking of setting up a consultation with the vets there for a 2nd opinion. So, I’d really appreciate if anyone can recommend the name of the vet there that I should set an appointment with.

    My dad actually wants him to have surgery so he can live a happier, active dog life (be able to run and play all the time). So we want to make sure that we decide carefully and decide on what’s best for our lovely dog.

    Thanks a lot, and keep on loving your pets! :)

  • Hi Ivy,

    Yes, this is an old post, I should really update the vet information with new clinics and addresses. I am glad you found it helpful, I think I wrote this list in frustration because there was not a comprehensive one before…

    Now, the luxated patella. Funny you should mention that because one of our cats (Robin) had a luxated patella. He was walking with some discomfort and after a while it got a bit worse and he started looking miserable all the time. He ended up getting an operation done at VIP a few years ago(I believe it was by Dr. Donato, but not sure, it could be Dr. Nick…let me know if you want the exact doctor I could ask my coworkers if they remember).

    I don’t remember the recovery being too long, and now Robin is much improved and no longer walks with what I would say is a cat-grimace.

    So yes, I do recommend that you visit VIP. At the least I can tell you that they have done the procedure before, and that our cat is doing well years after.

    Good luck Ivy.

  • Hi, does VIP also handle exotic and small animals (rabbits and the like)? Thanks!

  • Hi Mai! Don’t see Cassandra Care Animal Hospital in this comprehensive list of vets on your page. Thought maybe that you would appreciate my adding them here so that those in BF Homes need not travel too far when there seems to be another very good animal hospital.

  • Mish, I suggest you call them, I am not Manila based and am not able to always answer urgent questions.

    Alex, I have added the information. Thanks.

  • Think it’s only right that other dog owners be aware that their dog shouldn’t be given Ivermectin even if the negligence is because of Dr A.Saile.

  • Please add this address for your vet directory:
    ESC Veterinary Clinic
    Dr. Editha S. dela Cruz
    Address: 62B Lalaine Bennet Street BF Resort Village, Las Pinas City
    Contact: 8720483

  • hi mai… if only i found out this site earlier maybe my cat is alive right now, my male cat has a urinary blockage i brought him to the nearest vet in our place but due to insufficient equipment and knowledge of the vet, my cat died… Thanks for introducing VIP animal hospital, i will consider this hospital my first choice…

  • Good day,

    By any chance someone knows of a veterinary clinic that handles rabbits (including neutering/spaying) and carry rabbit-friendly products here in DAVAO CITY?

    Thank you.

  • Hello! Does anyone know where I can find a vet that treats budgies? I’m near the Tondo area and the vets that I see only treats dogs and cats, they would tell us that they’re not specialized to handle birds. I’m also afraid that if we travel our budgies to far places such as Mandaluyong or Katipunan area, they might die from too much stress. Is that possible?

    Also, is it safe to give my budgie Vibravet 100 paste if I see his feathers all ruffled up? How much should I give her? I used one at home about a few months ago, it’s still brown, pasty and smells like chocolate. Can I still use that? It costed us P600 before so sayang if we will throw it away, esp. if it’s still good. Thanks for reading :)

  • thank God, we have a decent vet clinics here at los banos laguna… university of the philippines vet doctors are good and they have a lab na cheap talaga yung singil and very friendly…. even yung mga private clinics sa los banos at calamba ay magagaling din knowing that they graduated from uplb. i have a persian kitten, pag nagkakasakit, dun ko lang dinadala, they also entertained consultation by phone pag urgent talaga……. i felt sad dun sa experiences nila sa OLE veterinary clinic, they should report it para mainvestigate yung clinic na yun.

  • pls, help me, my 3 months old dachshund puppy is sick,may ubo at sipon pina vet ko na din…kaso wlang ganang kumain ngyon. safe bang painumin sya ng appetence. Or May alam ba kau best vet around manila. pls, help

  • I had a dalmatian name “popoy”. He keeps on scratching his ears , hanggang sa magsugat na yung tenga niya. And now had a foul smell, both his ears. How can I prevent popoy to refrain form scratching his ears? I always clean his ears pero parati rin niyang kinakamot. thanks-marites

  • can i ask if what is the right medication to give for the kitten if it have a convulsion…asap

  • Hi. I’ve an 11-year old golden ret whom we love so much. Because of her age she’s now suffering from hip dysplasia. She’s now dragging her left hind leg, to the point that sometimes she even crawls and that just breaks our hearts. Do you know where we can get/buy a DOG WHEELCHAIR? I’ve tried looking online but the net always points to either UK or the States. Thanks in advance.

  • Hi! Wow this is a very old post but I find it helpful reading the whole article and almost all the comments here. THANKS MAI! Now, now, just to share a story – it’s our first time to drop by VIP Alabang and to say, it’s a very good experience. I’m happy with their service and accommodation, not to mention that their vet is helpful and yes she knows what she’s doing.

    Our pets are guinea pigs (and a dog and a turtle) but it’s the pigs who need constant care. I found VIP through their website and I’m glad I did. I’m just dying to share what happened to one of our pets.

    One of our guinea pigs suddenly lost weight and got sick like overnight. Not knowing what’s going we rushed him to the vet first thing in the morning. I skipped work and went to Animal House Makati because one of my fellow guinea pig lovers suggested it since they have a doctor who specializes in exotic animals. When we got there, we were interviewed what happened and the doctor checked our GP and couldn’t really tell what’s going on. Then he got an Xray and then the doc said it could be because of Vit. C deficiency or bloat due to gas… but not certain so we agreed to have him confined there for as long as it takes just to get him better.

    After about two – three hours from the time we left, they called to tell me that our lovely guinea pig passed away. They never said why.

    I AM HONESTLY PISSED OFF. When we were there, they said they would do their best to save him and then took him away. We didn’t see our GP from the time they got him off the table and I have no idea if they really got some dextrose and stuff for him. It’s our first time, we trust them, so we thought it was needless to check. Looking back at that incident, so many things are running in my head. I mean, if he was doing that bad they could’ve just told us so we didn’t have to confine him and all with hopes of seeing him again.

    I’m sorry for the extra long story/rant… this event still saddens me very much. It was just a few hours – then he’s gone. I maybe would’ve accepted it if it was a day or so…

    Now we had another piggy problem this time we brought her to VIP Alabang. Dr. Marga surely knows what she’s doing. She checked our GP from the skin to the teeth and mouth and gave her vitamins and taught us what to do. Well our previous vet in Animal HOuse didn’t even check their mouth..

    So now we’re bringing all of our pigs to VIP.

  • Help me. My rabbit is not eating and drinking for already 2days. I already went to the vet but my rabbit is still not eating. My rabbit’s tummy is a bit swollen. I dont want my rabbit to die. Pls tell me what i should do.

  • Marites – it might be mites, you can try googling how to treat that. Maybe Neem oil? Or take to a vet.

    Dez – I am not sure where to get, sorry. Maybe you can go to the paws forum and ask?

    Kimi – there’s a big difference no? I remember going to some vets who seemed to have no care for the animals and they were very insensitive. That’s what I first noticed about VIP esp the earlier doctors (I know they are bigger na now but I hope they maintain that concern as a standard). Dr. Marga is great.

    Ann Rose, Chel – call VIP. Esp. with convulsion medicines don’t ever self-medicate the wrong dosage can critically harm your pet. Also, please contact a vet and don’t rely on blogs like mine which could go unchecked while your animals get sicker. Good luck.

  • Hi,
    I just wanted to share what happened to my puppy. I noticed that he has been sneezing a lot so I asked my guy to bring him to the vet to have him checked up. He was doing great even though he sneezes. He eats and plays a lot. When my pup arrived at Animal Clinic, they gave him an antibacterial stuff and injected twice on him.

    My guy was shocked. The two vets there explained that it is normal for my dog to be sneezing as he may be still adjusting from the new environment he is living in and it may be due to lack of vit C.

    When he was brought home, he was still happy and all eating a lot as usual. He even played with me before I went back to sleep. When I woke up in the evening to go to work, I noticed that he was a bit silent and unusually well behaved, not running around in the room.

    Then after I got to the office, my boyfriend told me that he was not eating anymore. He sneezes and vomits.

    Bottomline is, I do not know what’s going on with him!!!
    I took him to the vet the next days and they nebulized him. He seems to be better when he is at home, with us. But the vet advised me to bring him back to get nebulized again.

    Come the next day, he still was not eating. I took him to the vet and until now he’s still sick and the vets there could not even proceed with the tests and keep on saying that they are still observing him whether it was distemper, kennel cough, or a lower respiratory track infection.

    One of the vets kept on explaining that the confinement fees would be about this much, and so on. I said, ok put dextrose on him. Just make sure he survives and save my dog.

    Up to now, I still do not have any news about my dog’s disease. At least they could break it out to me so I would know what to do.

    Remember. I took him to Animal Clinic pasong tamo makati

  • Hello Everyone.

    Does anyone know where i can have the goodwinol ointment that kills mites that cause demodectic mange? i had searched it all over the internet and said that it wasn’t available here in our country (philippines).


  • hi i would like to ask where or what vets on the list i can go to have my guinea pig check up? coz im a bit worry that he is sick he doesn’t eat much and drink water and he’s just in one place not kinda playing or moving please can you help me? thank you so much :)

  • anyone know where I can find a vet that specialized in cesarian section for chihuahua? my location is in taytay rizal, thank you.

  • sorry guys, but to share my experience with VIP?totally disappointing!

  • Can anyone please help me find a bird clinic for my feathered friend Kate?? Kate is a female parakeet and I really want her feathers to be clipped. Can any of you find a bird clinic at Mercedes Avenue, San Miguel Pasig City?? Pls. do

  • hi! does anyone here knows how much is the consultation fee for hamsters in up vet med?

    i got 3 campbell’s dwarf hamsters 2 weeks ago. all 3 males. i’m actually worried ’cause i don’t know where to send them in case of emergency. i don’t wanna go to private clinics because of the price (i’m just a student so i just depend on my daily allowance, lol). i heard it’s cheaper in up vet med so i’m planning to bring them there in case they got sick.

  • Hello. I would like to have my tomcat spayed and would like your opinion on a good, reasonable vet in Makati. He is a rescued cat. I have had very bad experiences with other vets so I am very apprehensive. I really love my cat. Thank you and I hope to get a reply from you soon. :)

  • Marives,

    I’ve not been in Manila for 5 years so cannot give you first-hand feedback, but our office pets (12+ cats and 1 dog) all go to Vets in Practice Mandaluyong (not Makati, but close). They are very competent and (from the doctors I dealt with when I was there) I felt that they were truly concerned about the animals and not just out to bill you the most they can. You could give them a call and ask for an estimate. You could also try contacting CaraPhil or PAWS and ask for recommendations on clinics.


  • hi mai,

    i have 2 ragdoll kittens and i’ve made the rounds of several vets in manila (broadway vet, pet society, angeles pet care, VIP and pet house), especially for the younger one.

    i’ve been to VIP mandaluyong twice based on positive feedback from various sources, and the 2nd vet i talked to was dr. donato for my younger kitten who had diarrhea and a runny nose. unfortunately, my VIP experience was not particularly memorable or helpful, but the FELV and FHV testing, expensive as it was, did help put my mind at ease.

    i did a quick search but it seems pet house is not in your already very extensive directory. it’s along v. luna extension along maginhawa street, up village, a big townhouse with a store on the first floor. the clinic is very nice and the staff are friendly and helpful.

    in particular, i’d like to recommend dr. gina rafael to fellow cat owners, who’s been a lifesaver to me as far as i am concerned. she was able to do for my kitten what the vets at VIP weren’t able to do. i hope this helps.

    thanks! :)

    – enuh

  • Hi Enuh,

    My friend has 2 ragdolls too! a bit older (2 years I think). They have the softest hair, don’t they? I always find a stray hair or two on my coats/bag a long time after I’ve visited them.

    I’ve been in the US for quite a while now, and so I am not surprised the list isn’t complete. Do you mind writing down the contact info (tel/address) for your vet? I will update here and hopefully that will be helpful to others.


  • To joseph

    Toy poodles have hereditary blindness. If you reach a certain age we shouldnt surgery like mine but if young you can. There was a doctor in mskati he is an opthamologist but every friday he is willing to see dogs n operate on their eyes.. i cant remember his name
    They had a clinic in intl hotel first floor. His name starts with bal….sorry poor memory. I tried to visit the same place n it was gone.but someone must know. It is a family of eye doctors for human. He charges same as humans but i saw dogs get well. It has been ten yrs so i hooe he is still alive … he travels to the states every yr n was referred by the vet in animal cats abd dog hospital behind rockwell. I will try n locate him. Hope he didnt migrate. Your dog is too young to get cataract n ut can be cured. Mine is too old n too risky with heart problem


    This vet is disappointing and I have to say, money grubbing too. I actually made an account here just to share my experience.

    My dog had not been eating and drinking for 2 days so I decided I wanted to bring him to a vet and my vet in Katipunan was out of town.

    My boyfriend said that his family had a trusted vet who had always cared for their dogs since forever so I was pretty confident about the

    whole thing and I let him bring my dog to St. Louis on a saturday. When he dropped my dog off he called me and said that they needed

    3 days to observe my dog in order to come up with a diagnosis which seemed reasonable until he told me they were going to charge

    1000 pesos per day of observation aka a whopping 3000 pesos to watch the dog for 3 days. It was unfortunately too late to back out

    from the endeavor since my boyfriend already agreed to it so I had no choice. His bargaining skills are non-existent and he said it

    looked like it was worth it because they were about to connect a dextrose bag to my dog before he left. I thought of it as a babysitter’s

    fee since I was also going out of town that afternoon but nevertheless, I wasn’t too comfortable with the whole arrangement anymore.

    When I got back the next day, I went to St. Louis at around 3pm and I was pretty annoyed/shocked with what I saw. It was a house, and

    it looked hella sketchy. I rang their doorbell and a man just peeped through the gate and told me business hours on sundays are only

    until 12nn. Even after I said that I only wanted to check up on the dog, he was adamant and refused to let me in. I left without a fuss

    because I was still too tired from my trip and I didn’t want to snap (just yet) at the people tasked to take care of my dog; plus I guessed

    the guy who answered me at the gate was just the help and not the proper recepient of my issues. Today’s a monday and since I have

    a 9-5 job, I asked my boyfriend to go check up on my dog and find out what was wrong and if I could get him out of there sooner

    (preferrably after my work). He called me just moments ago and told me that the people from St. Louis said my dog had an intestine

    infection but were bent on keeping him another day. They also said business hours are only til 5pm so they didn’t see how it was

    possible that I could be the one to check my dog out and it won’t certainly be today even after they’ve diagnosed him. My boyfriend also

    sent me a video of my dog looking lively (so that was good news) but my attention was diverted instantly to the cage he was in. It was

    rusty and looked worn out. by the looks of it, it looks like he was in a garage in a rusty cage–this, unfortunately for them– is the last


    Firstly, businesses that overcharge are no better than scam artists/con men. Instead of providing you with the service you asked for,

    they provide you with an instantaneous headache while they simultaneously cut a hole in your pocket.

    A thousand per day is something I would expect from:
    a.) a vet clinic at BGC/Makati and not from a vet stationed in a house in some shady part of Banawe, QC
    b.) a vet clinic that was open 24/7 and not from a vet stationed in a house in some shady part of Banawe, QC
    c.) a vet clinic that didn’t make the client go through this shitty ordeal but did house calls instead and not from a vet stationed in a

    house in some shady part of Banawe, QC

    Secondly, you don’t refuse to accommodate your client you’re already overcharging be it an inconvenient time for you. Last time I

    checked, vets are still doctors and they should be accessible at any point in time the client wants/needs to talk to them. Granted it is

    still a business and professionalism dictates you stick to business hours, the clinic is a house and as far as I’m concerned I should

    be able to get service that’s worth 3000 pesos. I would think they could have been a bit more flexible given that that is what they’re

    asking of me. I doubt a harmless hello to MY dog on a sunday would hurt their business at all.

    Lastly, I own 3 other dogs and the only time I put them in a cage is when our car is being washed. AND that dog, actually, PUPPY I

    dropped off in St. Louis is a house dog. So a shoutout to all other dog lovers out there, you might be able to understand why seeing my

    dog in a rusty cage is unacceptable to me.

    I haven’t even checked my dog out and St. Louis has already made me cringe, frustrated, and angry and they don’t seem to be

    accessible to working clients. I don’t know if they do this to all their customers or they’re just milking the generosity of my boyfriend’s

    family but whatever it is, I think we can all agree that a fixed rate of 3000 for a measly 3 days is too much. I would have succumbed to

    3000 if that was the price of the medicine my dog needs but I’m sure it’s not and they said it clearly and upfront that it isn’t and it’s just

    really because they cost a thousand per day.

    I’m currently contemplating whether or not I will return the favor of being difficult to deal with (I’m leaning towards YES) once I figure out

    how I’m going to be physically present at the time my dog gets out but this is definitely going online. So to all dog lovers out there in the

    area please think not only twice–not only thrice– before you drop off your beloved pets at St. Louis. They’re one hell of a “clinic”.

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