Does your pet need a checkup? A chew toy? We’ve got a list of the best vets and pet resources in Phnom Penh.
PPAWS (Phnom Penh Animal Welfare Society) has a clinic that offers spaying, neutering, and vaccinations for dogs and cats. Proceeds are used to support PPAWS programs to spay and neuter stray animals and help find homes for pagoda pets. Vaccinations cost between $10 and $25, cat spaying costs $65, and dog spaying costs around $95, depending on the size of the animal. Discounts are sometimes possible based on need. The clinic is open Tuesdays through Friday and Sundays, but call or email in advance to warn them that you are coming and to get directions, because the clinic can be difficult to find.
Agrovet is considered by many to be the best veterinary clinic in all of Cambodia. Operated by a French veterinarian, the hospital runs to European standards and has prices to match. And while expats do gripe about the cost (consultations start at $25), most will admit that the place is the best option for their pets. Agrovet treats all types of animals but specializes in the canine and feline varieties. There are several local vets on staff, but you’re best off with the French vet. If you’re outside of Phnom Penh and haven’t had luck with the vets in your town, it’s worth a visit to the capital and an appointment at Agrovet.
Navetco Animal Clinic also gets high marks from expats. Their veterinarian worked for Agrovet before starting his own clinic. More a pet store than a clinic, Navetco stocks a wide range of pet supplies including food, shampoo, accessories, and even clothing. The clinic also does routine checkups, vaccinations, and neutering.
When Tisha Shelley moved to Phnom Penh with her shar pei rescue, Joe, she was disappointed to realize that she couldn’t easily get the high-quality dog food that she was used to getting back home. So she opened a boutique pet shop called Edgar Allen Paw and an attached dog-friendly cafe. The shop stocks all kinds of pet products not previously available in Cambodia, from organic imported pet food and home-made treats to custom-made dog beds and snazzy collars. The selection at Edgar Allen Paw might be the sort of thing you’d take for granted at home, but is nothing less than spectacular in Cambodia. Edgar Allen Paw also hosts regular events, from early evening dogs and cocktails events to weekend dog socialization meetups. The attached cafe serves gourmet breakfasts and lunches daily and dogs are welcome.
Phnom Penh pet info
If you’re looking for more info on adopting a pet in Phnom Penh or importing your pet when you move, check out our interview with Nicola Scales of PPAWS: Pets in Cambodia: How to import a dog or cat (or adopt one here).
There are several Facebook groups for pet owners in Cambodia. If you’re looking for support, trying to find a specific product or food, or want to adopt a pet, these groups are the place to start.
The Cambodia Pets Network Lost and Found Registry is a Cambodia-wide Facebook group that covers all sorts of dog and cat-related issues. It’s core mission, though, is to help pet owners reunite with lost pets.
Dog Forum Cambodia is dog-specific, but is another Facebook group designed for discussing all things dogs in Phnom Penh and beyond.
Dogs and Cats Cambodia If you don’t want to restrict yourself to one or the other, there’s a Facebook group that is for owners of dogs and cats, or dogs, or cats.
If you are looking to adopt a dog or cat in Phnom Penh, consider checking Cambodia Pet Adoption & Rescue first. The city is filled with pets who need a home, so why not give one of them a chance?
PPAWS (Phnom Penh Animal Welfare Society) Clinic
Open Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
189 Street 37, Beoung Tumpun, Phnom Penh
T: 017 293 654; 017 517 365
33B Street 360 (between Monivong Blvd and Street 63), BKK1, Phnom Penh
T: 023 216 323
Navetco Animal Clinic
45A Street 173, at the corner of 318, Toul Sleng, Phnom Penh
T: 023 6389 498; 012 466 456; 012 587 085
Open 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Edgar Allen Paw
Open daily, 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
12 Street 830, Tonle Bassac, Phnom Penh
T: 095 997 404
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