Choosing the Right Veterinarian
A veterinarian is one of the most important people in your dog’s life, not to mention your family’s. That’s why it is so important to find the right one. When you’re dog needs a check-up, or shots, or if an emergency happens, your vet is the first person your family turns to for help.
So, when you’re seeking out a new veterinarian, keep the following points in mind:
Recommendation of family and friends. This is one of the best indicators of a good veterinarian.
Cleanliness and orderliness of the office. A clean office means the vet is a true professional and is serious about taking care of your dog’s health.
Proximity to your home. Distance is key. Especially if something serious occurs and you need immediate assistance.
Office hours that fit your schedule. Convenience matters.
Rapport between your family and the veterinarian. You want to make sure that communication is open and pleasant. Generally, you just want to get a good vibe.
Also, it’s crucial that you and your family know where the nearest animal hospital is in case of an emergency, or if your vet is inaccessible.
Finding the right veterinarian is good for everyone in the family. And by going to the same vet over time, you build a medical history for your dog, which is also important. Just make sure it’s someone your family can trust, someone you believe in.