American Veterinary Clinic

Al Falah Street
Abu Dhabi - UAE, BC PO BOX 31051


The AVC Doctors

Compassionate, caring, professional...





Senior veterinarian & Director

Dr. Pranesh Sewpershad (BVSc.Hons.Pret)


Specializing in:

  • Small animal internal Medicine
  • Clinical pathology
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Preventative medicine
  • One Health practitioner

Big title for a little person - Beeeg heart with lots of compassion in this guy! Proud South African graduated from the Faculty of veterinary sciences in Pretoria, the beautiful Jacaranda city.  He loved it so much that after completing the undergraduate degree, he went back and studied some more gaining a post graduate degree in small animal internal medicine, clinical pathology and diagnostic imaging (Ultrasonography, MRI and CT).  Having spent the greater part of his advanced veterinary career at a specialist hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, he practiced medicine alongside a highly specialized team of veterinary specialists! He brings this expertise to the U.A.E and is able to assist in advanced veterinary care, treatment and management of conditions in your pet.  He is like your Physician only better - his patients do not talk - but he does talk to his patients - no he is not crazy!

When he is not immersed in his clinical duties, he works in developing new novel ideas and concepts for the veterinary market.  All work and no play, makes anyone dull - he tries to ride his bicycles and attempts to pitch a tent in the desert - BBQ's or Braai's as they say in R.S.A, is a favorite pass time too. He loves doing arty-crafty stuff with the only woman born to rule his life - his daughter! The wife hangs out there sometime and somewhere too!

 No vet's home is complete without a menagerie - take your pick - he has it or had it - now, will a camel fit in an SUV...mmmm?

 Dr. Pranesh speaks English, Afrikaans, Hindi and Urdu.  He is attempting Arabic - he is not so good at that one, better stick to being a vet, we say!

Dr. Laura

Associate veterinarian

Dr. Laura Maldonado Mercedes Chacone.

“The many named one”


Specializing in:

  • Ultrasonography
  • Internal medicine
  • Critical care
  • Emergency medicine
  • General practitioner


How can one person have so many names? We think we were impressed with her extra names so we hired her.  Dr. Laura is our Spaniard dancing queen who sprung out from South America in the middle of the Amazon jungle with amazing diagnostic skills in veterinary Ultrasonography.  Born with an ultrasound probe in her hand, she perfected her skills in Ecuador when she worked alongside some of the best vets in Ecuador at one of the largest specialist veterinary clinics.  She is also proficient in internal medicine with a leaning to emergency veterinary medicine.  Dr. Laura complements our team of veterinarians with her amazing attitude, bubbly spirit and attention to detail for all the patients at AVC!

She loves to gym, collects funky pens and pencils and is an amazing mum to her son, and a crazy cat Tango.  She can speak Spanish and English (or she at least tries too or you know Spanglish?)  Husband, Juan, is a pilot who loves spending his money on her makeup kits which is NOT tested on animals


We at the AVC stand by our medical decisions and ensure that we provide you with best affordable veterinary care.  Ask our veterinarians for the best plan to suit your needs.