2016 ABVC Year overview

2016 – ABVC’s year overview

We look back at 2016 as a year full of highlights. These are some of ABVC’s most special and successful moments:

Free Play Days at our ABVC Pet Hotel

In 2016 we started regular Free Play Days in ABVC Kennels & Cattery. These Saturday afternoons are always a lot of fun. We will continue organising them in 2017 in a slightly different way as we will be adding Special Breed Days, starting with our Special Pug Play Day on Saturday the 28th of January 2017.
On these play days, one of our Al Barsha Veterinary Clinic team will be available to answer all your dog’s related questions between 2-3 pm.
Follow us on Facebook for the dates of these fun afternoons.

Spay That Stray

For the past 10 years, Al Barsha Veterinary Clinic has run the special ‘Spay That Stray’ campaign in February. A total of 52 stray dogs and 272 stray cats got spayed or neutered in 2016. We like to thank all volunteers who helped by trapping, bringing and collecting stray cats for this particular occasion, without you, it wouldn’t be such a big success. Mark February 2017 in your agenda’s for the next ABVC Spay that Stray month, ABVC Clients will have priority in booking strays for this initiative.


In June another great ABVC service started; our PetFoodExpress. The main goal of the program is to provide ease and flexibility in delivering each client’s pet’s food in a timely manner and to assure consistency. No more running out of pet food and no more carrying of those heavy pet food bags. This service takes away some of your tasks, is hassle free and adds up to more costs saving as you will always get our best promotions. The program is a big hit as is shown by our client’s testimonials.

Olympic games

During the Olympic Games in Rio, we had our own daily Olympic Pet Winners at ABVC Kennels & Cattery, who received vouchers for free grooming and boarding. We have planned some more fun promotions for 2017, so follow us on Facebook and read our newsletters carefully.

Al Barsha Veterinary Clinic Wins Animal Health Award 2016

Al Barsha Veterinary Clinic has won “Best Veterinary Practice” in Dubai. Announced by the Global Health and Pharma Magazine in October 2016.

Fantastic work relation build with both FOA and MEAF

As the load to rescue cats & dogs is so heavy on rescue organisations, ABVC has teamed up with above mentioned fully licensed organisations. We have spayed for FREE for them 15 cats per week and 4 dogs per week in 2016, saving them enormous amounts of money. Besides this, we have supported their critical care cases and wounded animals in a mutual effort to stop suffering. We are very happy with this care-relation and look forward to a new year full of team effort to ensure safe and healthy cats and dogs in our communities. Special thank you to Nathalie & Shana for their great input in 2016 for this noble cause!

World Record Dog Washing

On the 11th of November 2016 Mirjam van Oord set the new Guinness Record Dog Washing in ABVC Pet Hotel by washing 211 dogs in 7.5 hours. Thanks to a great team of Dog Professionals, our ABVC staff and many clients supporting this fantastic event with their dog(s) and family our goal was reached!

Pet Travel & Relocation – St. Vincent here we come

Pet Travel & Relocation can be challenging in many ways. One such travelling pet, Tigger, had to be sent from Dubai to St. Vincent and The Grenadines in late 2016. Islands, in general, have strict regulations and to understand the process for such a country, not only far away but with limited contact, really tested everyones skills. After many, many emails and phone calls, we were happy to announce we had finally found a route for Tigger, via the U.K. and Barbados! There were times where we experienced disappointment but through this disappointment, we learned and grew our knowledge even further. The satisfaction of hearing, as well as seeing, Tigger being reunited with his owners in St. Vincent and The Grenadines made all of the difficult and stressful times worth it. We are happy to report he is the happiest cat on the island!

Opening of our New Grooming facility

In 2016 we opened the new ABVC Pet Grooming Salon in ABVC Kennels & Cattery. More space to create the fashionable hair cuts and to give comforting baths to your pets. With our special dog and cat days all can feel at ease and comfortable. Follow us on Facebook and check the newsletters for our regular Grooming promotions.