Pets are a part of our family. And looking for pet veterinarians when our furry family member is sick can be stressful. When seeking a veterinarian for pets there are many points to consider. Of course, location and price matter but it is far more important to find a reputable, accredited pet veterinarian rather than just pick one close to your home.
First, you and your pet both need to be comfortable with our pet veterinarian. You need to trust her and feel good about asking her questions as well as being comfortable with how she offers explanations and recommendations. She should be accredited. You should ask for a tour of the office and she should be comfortable providing you a tour because she should want you to feel comfortable with your decision on who will be your family pet veterinarian. And comfort in that decision is key.
The staff at the pet veterinarian also needs to be patient and understanding. The pet veterinarian office should be clean and you should take notice of any odors. Yes, pets produce odors but they should be taken care of quickly in a sanitary facility. A top pet veterinarian office should be as clean and as comfortable and as professional as human doctor offices.
It is best to find your preferred pet veterinarian before you actually need one in case of emergency. You should ask them about specialist referral in the case of an emergency. You should have their hours and emergency contact information. You should never use the emergency contract information unless it is a really emergency as you want a good relationship with your pet veterinarian. Ask about cost and payment plans for expensive procedures. Be as prepared as possible. Preparation starts with picking the best veterinarian for you, your family, and your pet.