We've used Dr. Portugal for some years, beginning with a hedgehog and ""graduating"" to cats, so we have come to have great faith in her. She takes care of our ""well kitty"" visits, and had already proven her worth when a stray cat we took in a few years ago who had serious problems was brought around to be healthy and strong again and lives a very ""privileged"" life now!
Our latest experience was with our daughter's cat who we were babysitting and who began to lose weight at an alarming rate, was throwing up several times a day, was not his usual loving self. After examination and testing, Dr. Portugal correctly diagnosed pancreatitis, which condition also involves the liver. It's only now that we know just how grave his situation was, but over the last four months in Dr. Portugal's expert care, he has gradually turned the corner to being a healthy kitty once again. We are close to not having to medicate any more!
Dr. Portugal is kind, has a heart for animals and their well-being, will go the extra mile and beyond, is extremely knowledgeable, and has a refreshing way with owners and animals alike. Likewise, her staff is welcoming, warm and personable. We'd say Critter Care is a Thorndale treasure!!