We've been bringing our pets to the UP Vet Med for years now. Your pet is going to be seen by a resident in training (a licensed vet) or an intern (vet student) or both, but they always have their charts/cases checked by a consultant (senior vet) before they sign them out. However the consultant rarely sees your pet, unless warranted. On follow up, your pet will most likely be seen by a different vet/intern also, unlike in private clinic, so there's a little problem with the continuity of care. Parang gaya lang din sa public hospitals for humans.
The last time I brought a pet there (June of this year) I think they'd already privatized some labs. CBCs cost 400 pesos(!) already. I'm not so sure about this, pero iba kasi yung OR na binigay sa akin for the blood labs at iba yung for consultation fee and xray fee, na nasa official OR ng UP. This hasn't happened before, isa lang ang OR na binibigay,and mura lang ang CBC dati, mga 50 lang. Their xrays (chest) still cost the usual 350 though. But other labs besides CBC, like blood chemistry, have been privatized too, and cost as much if not higher than in the private labs. (I was going to write someone about it, because really, 400 pesos for a CBC is too much, but I kept on putting it off. ;P)
Otherwise the management of cases there is always competent. It's UP, what can I say. They're the biggest vet training center in the country I think, and they definitely see all sorts of cases so gamay na gamay na nila ang mga cases. However I notice they're not as strict with infection control because I've never seen them wipe down their exam tables with disinfectant after each patient. And you have to see their sinks; they don't have soaps or detergent there, or alcohol even. I just hope the clinicians actually disinfect their hands before they see a new patient. But one can't really say. Wala rin silang separate area for infectious cases kaya nakakatakot baka mahawa ang pet. But in my experience, wala namang nahawahan sa pets namin. Medyo scary pa rin, pero gusto ko kasi UP people ang tumingin sa pets ko.