How do I choose the right vet for my dog?
- Ask for personal recommendations.
- Find a veterinarian with an expertise in treating dogs.
- Look for licensed personnel.
- Inquire about their approach to pets and medicine.
- Consider the cost and location.
- Both you and your pet should be comfortable.
- Look for a clean facility.
How do you know if a veterinarian is good?
- Good: They Care About Comfort.
- Good: They’re Willing To Explain.
- Good: They Run Thorough Tests.
- Good: They Listen To You.
- Bad: They Rush You.
- Bad: They Try To Sell You Unnecessary Things.
- Bad: You Feel Uncomfortable.
How do I choose a new vet? Make an in-person visit to vet practices to check on location, cleanliness, and organization. Find a veterinarian who shares your philosophies about pet care. Observe how the veterinarian and staff members connect with your dog to reduce stress.
How do you spot a vet?
- Ask a friend. Animal-owning friends are generally good sources of information.
- Breed clubs and special interest groups.
- Directories and the Internet.
- Your current veterinarian.
- Office hours.
- Professional staff.
- Fees and payment.