Over the years, we have built up a great network of local support for the animals who come into our care. We have met and worked with a majority of the vets and veterinary clinics in Qatar, and as with any human doctor, we have learned about who specialises in what type of animal or ailment, etc.
Dr. Feroz of Al Tamimi Vet Clinic in Katara is generally our go-to for tricky feline issues. He’s done extensive research and has a lot of hands-on experience, so is able to assess and diagnose feline ailments very quickly, which helps us treat more effectively.
Dr. Vera and Dr. Leo at the Royal Vet Clinic are a huge support to us, and we bring many of our cases to them. They, and the other clinic staff, work hard to offer PAWS their support, and in absence of our own vet, they do many of our sterilisations, as well as diagnostics where needed.
Dr. Clara, who is currently working at Cityview, is a well-rounded vet that we take certain special cases to. She has done a lot of research into tick borne diseases, and has helped PAWS consult on different treatment methods in order to better care for our residents.
Dr. Rhett at Qatar Vet Centre is someone that we adore, but we are happy when we don’t have to see him too often! Being one of the best orthopedic veterinary surgeons in Qatar means that we see Dr. Rhett when we have nasty abuse or injury cases come in to our care, who require extensive surgery and physiotherapy. He is incredible at what he does!
Every now and then we have a behavioural issue with one of our dogs, be it with a new intake, or a long-term resident who is not coping well in the shelter environment. In these cases, we call on what few resources we have in Qatar, and ask a trainer who has a broad knowledge of animal behaviour in, for an unbiased opinion and assessment. While we worked with Matthew Hatherly for many years, he has since left Qatar; we have been fortunate enough to meet and begin working with Robert White of
Due to the nature of Qatar being so transient and really a very small community when you think about it, we need to do a lot of our work internationally, because finding a high number of quality homes locally is extremely difficult. Over the years we have reached out to, and formed wonderful relationships with many fellow rescue organisations in the UK, Canada and the USA who we work closely with to place dogs and cats abroad, where they will have a greater chance of finding their perfect forever family.