Attica, Greece, close to Doukissis Plakentias metro station.
The main activities of the Clinic include:
Offering specialized veterinary services to companion animals by veterinarians trained in their field of expertise
Offering veterinary services by experienced veterinarians 24/7 all year round (on-site availability 24/7)
Disseminating scientific knowledge to all the Clinic associates who wish to participate in its activities
The activities of Plakentia Veterinary Clinic do not include preventive veterinary services, therefore vaccinations are not performed on site.
Plakentia Veterinary Clinic way of operating
Specialty veterinary services to companion animals
Specialty veterinary services are offered to companion animals only by appointment. Cases are seen at the Clinic during opening hours. You can plan your visit by calling our front desk reception during working hours. In case of referrals, the referring veterinarian is advised to contact the Clinic’s reception and ask to speak to the veterinary specialist who will be handling the case. The referring veterinarian may keep track of the animal’s progress, getting constant updates.
24-hour availability for emergencies
Plakentia Veterinary Clinic treats medical emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Sundays and Holidays, without the need of a prior appointment. All examinations and medical procedures required for the treatment of an emergency may be performed after hours, while 24 hour monitoring of the treated pets is provided with the highest quality standards. If the case has been referred by a veterinarian, they will be notified of the progress on the following day, either by phone or by email.
Dissemination of the scientific knowledge
At Plakentia Veterinary Clinic we believe that disseminating knowledge and experience among the veterinarians has multiple benefits, both at patient and scientific level. For this reason, a special area has been set up within the Clinic, to host seminars and other educational events. In addition, any veterinarians already associated with the Clinic may participate in any of its activities, provided they wish to do so, for as long as they want or on a case-by-case basis following a referral. Lastly, referring veterinarians may receive an electronic copy of the medical file for the animal they referred to the Clinic.
We place the needs of our patients to the center of our attention
At our Clinic we strive for the highest standards of pet care and we create a world where our patients and their guardians can benefit from the advancements of the veterinary science. Our emergency and specialty departments operate in line with the high scientific standards applied by the vet clinics abroad, so as to create an individualized treatment plan and ensure the best possible outcome for you and your pet.
Why we named our Clinic “PLAKENTIA”?
The Duchess of Plaisance (Plakentia in Greek) was an enigmatic and tragic figure who lived in Greece during the first years of the newly established Greek state. She is most widely known for the two mansions she commissioned to have built: one in Athens, which today houses the Byzantine Museum, and one at the foot of Mt. Penteli. The wider area and the nearby metro station were named after this latter mansion. One of the reasons the Clinic was given this name is because of its location. It is situated in the same area as the mansion, close to the Doukissis Plakentias metro station.
However, the main reason behind the Clinic’s name is due to one of the Duchess’ least known activities: she was one of the first – if not the first – animal lover in Greece. She hosted many dogs in her mansion, some of them belonging to breeds that were unknown to Greece at the time. This habit of hers to share the same living quarters as her animals had shocked the Athenian society back then. However, this habit soon found more followers, resulting in the first wave of animal loving urbanites who started cohabiting with pets currently known as companion animals.