So Gemma received her second vaccinations and I am SO disappointed in the place we chose to take her. It was AWFUL. My boyfriend's sister recommended the clinic to us because it was less expensive than the very big clinic/hospital right near us and she said that the vet was good.
First of all, I can tell why it was less expensive (and it turned out to be the same price as the nice animal clinic we have right next to our apartments after the bus fees to travel there). It was an awful "clinic" with just one little room and a tiny waiting room that was part of the vet's house. The vet was really old with hearing problems, and he barely said or did anything. We waited over 40 minutes past our scheduled time and then he and his assistant took us in with ANOTHER DOG already in the room and sedated on the table. WTF? His assistant took Gemma out of my hands and put her on the table with the giant sedated German Shepard and gave her the jab real quick and that was it. She had even just touched the GSD's foot and wasn't wearing gloves and then she took Gemma without washing her hands and vaccinated her, also without gloves. They didn't trim her nails, they didn't weigh her (I was scanning the place for a scale because I really wanted to get her weight, but didn't even see one), there was no rabies vaccine, no paperwork, nothing. All they did was give her the jab and then stamp and sign her little vaccination booklet that the breeder gave us. I am REALLY upset that we went there and I feel so bad about it. I can't believe my boyfriend's sister, who BREEDS her Great Danes, takes her puppies there for their vaccinations. That was the worst, most unprofessional clinic (if it can even be called that) that I have ever seen.
I just hope Gemma is okay and is properly vaccinated now. Apparently in Sweden they just get two puppy jabs, because the vet said she's not due until next year now? Not really sure about that. And I'm not sure what the rabies procedure is either. There was another man in the waiting room who was really dirty with a really shaggy looking 6-month-old Cocker Spaniel who said his dog hadn't been vaccinated for rabies and would only do so if they were going to travel abroad. I'm pretty sure the rabies vaccine is still mandatory in Sweden, because I looked it up before. I'm having my boyfriend call the other clinic sometime later this week to ask about that and to see if we can just drop by and weigh Gemma, and possibly get her nails done.
Ugh, I just feel like a horrible person for taking her there.
I just hope she's fine and properly vaccinated.