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Q: How to find a vet that will work with a rescue group?

September 16, 2008 | By DebbieAABR | 5 answers | Expired: 2025 days ago

DebbieAABR

Our rescue group is for Boxers and Boxer mixes. We're looking for a couple of new vets in our general area to give us more options when our dogs need care. What's the best way to find a good vet that will work with us? I already asked my vet, but they don't offer any discounted services to rescues.

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betty p.
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Sep 18, 2008

Try and find a vet who might be new in the area and looking for clients. Ask them if they are willing to discount to the rescue, you would then be very willing to recommend them when folks adopt a dog from you.

Also look for student vets who might be getting ready to graduate. They will be looking to have work and maybe even discount.

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Mary T.
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Sep 17, 2008

We call area vets and ask the office manager or the vet if they are interested in working with us. We have a "package price" that our existing vets give us that includes several standard things, with a pricing scale for if a particular dog or cat needs more/less. We ask if they can honor those prices, and if they cannot, are they willing to give us any kind of price break, and if so what.

You'd be surprised at how many vets will help you. Make sure to point out to them the benefits for them!! Aside from the obvious, helping a good cause, let them know that you will let adopters and sponsors of your rescue know which vet you work with.

In our rescue we pass on the records to the adoptive owners, and in a large percentage of cases our adoptive parents will start using that vet. It's a win-win.

Mary

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daryl b.
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Sep 17, 2008

my vet or my boys as i should say is scott huffneagle in souderton pa. it is called indian valley animal hospital. i don't know what he will say but he was so good to me when piper was so sick so long ago. thankfully i have not had to take the boys in recent years but if you do contact him dell him daryl bishop whith doc and piper the tiels mom. good luck i hope you can find one. maybe it would be best to find a couple so they don't get overwhelmed

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Debby
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Sep 17, 2008

Hi, great choice of dogs by the way. I used to live in Collegeville, PA. The only vet I would take my animals to was Phoenixville Animal Hospital
1121 W Bridge St
Phoenixville, PA
Phone: 610-935-9071
I don't know if they will discount to rescues or how close they are to your organization, kennels or foster families but you might want to give them a call.
The best of luck in your search. I would follow DocJill's recommendation too and get references from other people that have used vets in the area. It doesn't hurt to just ask all they can say is no then you are in no different a position than when you started but I would get personal recommendations.. and vets that understand the breed.

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Jill R.
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Sep 17, 2008

You can search for vets on zootoo. If you see one that is designated as a Zootoo Angel, that means that the vet gives back to local shelters. see www.zootoo.com/angels

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