Choose The Best Vet
Edited by Debbie, Charmed, Eng, Adrian Penaflor and 5 others
You are so happy because you just brought your new pet home! Not only do you need to feed your pet and interact with it, but now you'll need to find a good vet for your pet's health. We all want to make sure our pets have the proper vaccinations that are needed, have their ears checked for the possibility of mites, and wormed. These are all very important things and cannot be ignored. Just as we need doctors for various ailments or check ups, so do our pets!
How can we choose a good vet that will give our pets the best care? Here are a few suggestions:
- 1Friends and neighbors have pets, and can often direct you to the best vet facility to take your pet to.Ask Friends.Advertisement
- 2Take a tour around the facility, and become familiar with the vet and his staff. Are they friendly? Do they work in a professional and efficient manner? How do they interact with the pets there? Are they kind and courteous?Visit a Vet Clinic.Advertisement
- 3It is always a good thing to compare prices to make sure it is something that fits into your budget, although, of course, your pet's needs are very important.Check for Pet Fees.
Reasons to choose a specific vet
When choosing a vet, recommendations from friends or family will be a factor, but in the end you are, in fact, your dog's owner and if you do not feel comfortable with a specific vet then it is solely up to you to accept or deny a vet's services. Here are a few things to consider when choosing the vet for your pet.
- 1Meet with the vet and look for things that you will feel comfortable about as opposed to the negative feelings, vibes or things you see about the vet.Advertisement
- 2If you notice that the vet is not being gentle or understanding to your pet when you are present, chances are when you leave your pet alone with the vet the handling will not be any better "behind closed doors".Check and see how the vet handles your pet.
- 3Think of your pet as your child. If you do not like someone, your child may not like that person either. Your goal is to help your pet feel comfortable and safe.Understand that if you are uncomfortable, that your pet will also be uncomfortable since the pet is yours and will more than likely reflect the same feelings that you have about the person who will be caring for your pet.
- 4If you are comfortable with, and respect your current vet you should be able to get solid advice and recommendations from him or her to direct you to a good vet in the area you are moving to.When preparing to relocate your living arrangement it is important that you find a vet in your new area who shares the same qualities of the vet you are currently with.
- 5The ride to the vet can be stressful. The shorter the ride the less the stress. The closer you are to your vet, the sooner you will be able to get the care for your pet's injuries or sickness that he needs. And it will lessen the time he may be suffering during the car ride.Choose a vet that is close to your home.
Do your research
Another factor in choosing the best vet is to know how good they are with pets. It's up to you to research the possible vets in your area. By checking the internet resources, you can find out what you need to know about a vet by simply looking into their practice online, and by reading reviews and success rates. Just like a hospital, veterinarian hospitals have success rates and reviews that are left from other pet owners about their visit to the vet. Success rates are important since this reflects the vets successful ability to heal pets injuries and sicknesses. If a vet has a low success rate then it would not be a good place to take your pet by any means. Pet owner reviews are also important but not as important as the success rate since the reviews might just be left by an individual who is typically negative, and may be inaccurate. The success rate is accurate information and not just based on opinions. Don't completely ignore the reviews that are left but sift through them to get a collective analysis. Below are some other factors that you need to look for when choosing a vet.
- 1It is important that the hours are compatible with your life style so that you will have the option to get your pet care with no delays.Check the office hours of the vets so that you will be able to get your pet help at hours that are available in your schedule.
Finding a qualified vet and the best facility is very important to your pet's well being. Knowing that your pet will have the proper treatment and care when the time comes, will bring you peace of mind and strengthen the bond you already have with your pet.
Tips and Tricks to perform
The tips below are designed to test if the place is the best place to send your dog for care. Try out these tips to test the performance of your vet.
- 1This is a good way to test the patience and performance of the vet and the other staff. If the vet seems to be angry, grumpy or just not in the mood then chances are this vet will treat your animal poorly when performing any type of procedure or care for your pet in the morning.Set up a morning appointment when there is a greater possibility for individuals to be grumpy or a bit lazy.
- 2Also set this appointment just to see how your vet reacts to you bringing your pet in for a simple check up to make note his actions and patience.Take your pet to the vet when you know for sure that nothing is wrong with your pet just to get the opinion from your vet on your pet's condition to see if they are honest or try to hassle you for money.
Tips Tricks & Warnings
- See your vet on a regular basis, not just when your pet is sick.
- Schedule appointments and be on time.
- Don't forget to bring your cat in a carrier.
Questions and Answers
How to select the best vet if you are on a budget?
If you are low on budget but you want to choose the best vet, you will need to do the following:
- have a savings fund for pet emergencies
- Take care of your pet's needs.It is needed so that you don't need to go to the vet often
- Before going to a vet, Google it first to see if it needs to be checked by one
- Inquire around your neighborhood which vets are good and budget friendly.