Mikey has been to 5 vets now as he continues to have bad skin problems. I've known Dr. Angelo for years, so I decided that since Dr. Paola was out of town, I would have him check out Mike for the possibility of Demodex mange (as Al-Rai had diagnosed him with - without testing first). Dr. Angelo ruled out demodex through a scratch test; Mike has bad infections, so we're doing a blood test to determine exactly what the cause is. For now: No chicken, no lamb, no beef. Raw fish and potatoes. Who knew? I now have about 40 pounds of chicken in my freezer. (Barbecue, anyone?)
I found out that Angelo had moved from IVH when I went there to board Mike and Angleo's picture was no longer hanging behind the reception desk. I called him and discovered that he's with Falcon now (owned by a member of the Al-Ghanim family).
Falcon recently purchased a large mobile vet clinic truck/van from the States and have started a test market to determine if they would like to create a veterinary hospital and possibly add more trucks/services. Angelo tells me that he is continually busy (his phone rang several times during my appointment) and so far, business is good (Mashallah!).
IVH has had a van in their parking lot at their hospital for years and I've never understood why it is wasting away there. It has never been used. It's a shame. Anyhoo....
Falcon's van is sparkling (and I mean that literally) clean. There wasn't a piece of dust or dirt or animal hair anywhere. It is non-descript from the outside: Just a white camper-looking vehicle. Inside, it is loaded with the latest technology: X-ray machine, surgical equipment and operating table, microscopes, a full array of medicine, cages, tables, and a very expensive-looking generator system.
Anyone who has ever dealt with Dr. Angelo and/or Dr. Paola know how what exceptionally kind and compassionate people they are. They are outstanding vets and go the extra mile to take care of critters in Kuwait. They have long-held dreams of helping animals outside the confines of a stationary clinic/hospital and now it appears that these dreams are coming true.
I am thoroughly impressed and I wish them complete success.
To book an appointment with Falcon, call or Whatsapp 5111-9696.