Plakentia Veterinary Clinic is located in Agia Paraskevi, 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-call 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. So vaccinations are not performed onsite.
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.