Well back to the review, I just happened to find Light of Life Vet when I was on the way for Amber's first grooming, it is located at bedok reservoir, quite near MasMas Groomers. Since nobody recommended them so i decided to do a research on this vet first, through what i see, they looked like a small vet that is operated by 2 female ladies. They have a website which is also their blog, and also a facebook. They always seemed to be helping abandoned animals and strays, helping them with healing process and then put them up for adoption. But, they are not like most vets who are professional speaking, they always speak up their mind in however they like without caring what other people think. This is actually a good thing for us, we do not like people who try to hide things from us and since they were helping needy animals we thought why not? We should gave them a try! Because it was located next to MasMas Groomers we decided to bring Amber there for grooming and then go to Light of Life Vet for the Amber's third deworming and spaying (2 months later). Their prices are also pretty reasonable, $25 for consultation, $25 for vaccination and $245 for female spay non heat(inclusive of consultation, anesthetic, spay, medicine and e-collar). This was the rate we get when we visited the vet, we will not be liable if the rate changes in future.
Frankly, we didn't really feel anything good on the first visit, which was to bring Amber for her third jab. There was nothing special, the vets were quite friendly, but they didn't inform me that they had to charge me for consultation even if i bring Amber just for the third jab, they weighted Amber but it was a mess because Amber was not calm and the weighing machine was really slippery with the weight made of metal base, they could have place a weightless "anti-slip" mat or something there, the vet also checked her health condition without telling us if it was needed for checking Amber whether she was ready for the third jab or anything like that. But because they were entertaining all of my questions without getting frustrated like most people, we decided to go there for spaying too. Beforehand i had called Light of Life Vet to ask about spaying, when should i spay Amber, why and what does the $245 include, the person picking up the call was knowledgeable unlike a lot of other vets where they just hired a receptionist and answered the calls, only know the rates based on a sheet of paper and wouldn't know anything else.
On the second trip to the vet, everything was perfect, the timing was right, we reached 10 minutes prior to the appointment timing and waited for awhile before going in. The vet gave us explanation on the procedures of spaying and also check whether Amber was ready to be spayed, the questions we asked is HERE. We had to come back in a few hours at night for Amber's anesthetic to wear off, we also asked some other questions like Amber's slightly dry flaky skin, the vet told us that is is normal as Amber is growing and it should be better when she gets older. She also recommended us to get fish oil for Amber, to buy human fish oil instead of fish oils made for dogs, it is because that human supplements are much more strict in quality checking and we should feed Amber those kind to make her skin and coat beautiful. We also asked about her daily meals, that she is not eating much of her kibbles and the vet replied that it is because Amber is at the stage of being choosy about food (Puberty), and wanting to eat only nice ones, we don't know if this is true but we will monitor further. The vet was very happy to answer all our questions, this made us felt safe to put Amber with them.
Amber at the vet
After we came back to collect Amber, she was already wide awoke and very active! The vet taught us how to handle Amber and also what to take note. She showed us the cut that was done during the spaying operation, i was quite surprised that the cut was really small, about 4cm? We were told to bring her back the following week for follow-up appointment, we were also told by her staff outside that we had to pay for the consultation the next week, the $245 was not included for the next consultation.
Wound healing process
We came back 1 week later and the vet said Amber was healing really well! She then sent us off and told us that we don't need to pay for the consultation, we were really happy about that, i mean which Singaporean wouldn't want something free?
We recommend everyone especially those living in the east to give Light of Life Vet a try, although do mind that they are very straightforward people and would not hesitate to speak their minds, though for us this is a PLUS.
Cons - first appointment was confusing
- weighing Amber was messy
Address: Blk 740 Bedok Reservoir Road #01-3165 (470740)