Pet parents ahoy! Here’s a team of experts at service of furry friends

Updated on Mar 10, 2021 04:30 PM IST

This new state-of-the-art pet care facility in the Capital is nothing short of a dreamland for animal lovers.

Pratapsinh Gaekwad, founder of Crown Vet, with Sheroy Wadia at the newly opened centre in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar. (Photos: Raajessh Kashyap/HT)
Pratapsinh Gaekwad, founder of Crown Vet, with Sheroy Wadia at the newly opened centre in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar. (Photos: Raajessh Kashyap/HT)
ByHenna Rakheja, New Delhi

In the middle of the night, if your pet hurts itself, the first thought that comes to the mind is to rush to the nearest healthcare facility available and consult the vet. But honestly, how many places do really provide emergency services to pets when needed?

And not just emergency cases, even in moments when your pet needs some warmth and care, there’s no better feeling than having an animal expert standing by its side, tending to it. “Once I took my dog for a surgery, and after that we had to carry it back in a bedsheet since the clinic was to be shut. It broke my heart to see that there are hardly any post-operative care services for pets. And that’s what drove my love for animals into the passion to create a place where a pet parent could bring in their pets and feel relaxed, for we are there to take care of its needs,” says Pratapsinh Gaekwad, founder of Crown Vet.

The young and energetic team of vets is quite passionate to serve the animals. (Photo: Raajessh Kashyap/HT)
The young and energetic team of vets is quite passionate to serve the animals. (Photo: Raajessh Kashyap/HT)

Pet parents in Delhi, worry not for Gaekwad’s team of next generation passionate animal lovers have now ventured into the Capital, to provide state-of-the-art animal care with five senior vets, seven junior vets and a well-trained staff including two receptionists and even a pharmacy, which is open from 9am to 9pm.

The recently opened clinic of Crown Vet in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar, is an extension of the team’s initiatives they have been taking in Mumbai and Pune. “We came in the essential services group when the lockdown happened last year. So even though we had to send cars with drivers to pick and drop the doctors, we did that and incurred all costs so that pets who needed consultation, could be attended online. Touch wood, none of our staff in Mumbai and Pune tested Covid positive,” adds Gaekwad, who is so dedicated to the cause of animal care that he has plans to open a training academy for vets.

Pratapsinh Gaekwad with his team at the newly opened centre of Crown Vet in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar. (Photo: Raajessh Kashyap/HT)
Pratapsinh Gaekwad with his team at the newly opened centre of Crown Vet in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar. (Photo: Raajessh Kashyap/HT)

“Finding trained vets is where the bottleneck is today. Training of vets is very important,” says Gaekwad, adding, “To train a few vets and make them part of a clinic is easy, but once we open an academy, then we can position them at different centres. And then eventually we can also have more animal lovers receive training and get going.”

Talking about the facilities available at the clinic, Sheroy Wadia, chief executive officer, says, “We have a dedicated waiting area, and encourage appointment based visits (+91 11-40810640) because vets need time with pets. Alongside, we have a fully equipped theatre, an imaging room, and we rely heavily on diagnostics. Also, we maintain all records for the pets so that when you come in, you don’t really have to carry any files or papers since we’ll have all their history. What’s special about our service is that the vets are here to ensure that pet owners have a stress-free, comfortable environment for their pets.”

Author tweets @HennaRakheja

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