Q: Picking the RIGHT vet for your Pet
OK this is a good question, How do you find the right vet for your specific pet and know that he/she has the experience to be the best for your pet and and not learning on your dime and time.
Jul 14, 2009
I will visit the vet clinic and speak with staff and the vet before I make a decision. I rely somewhat on personal recommendations of others, but like to check out the clinic on my own. Since I have so many cats, I want the vet to be cat knowledgeable and hopefully like cats, and has to be a caring individual. I ask where they went to vet school. A vet needs to be more than medically competent, he/she needs to have great people skills because it is the people that bring the pets to him.her, not the animal that makes the decision of where to get health care. I ask what percentage of the practice is treating cats. I also want to know what lab work is done in house and what is sent out. I ask what is the cost of a standard yearly wellness exam with vaccinations for a cat.
My current vet is more of a dog than a cat person. He is young and very well trained on current techniques and procedures. He has a gorgeous, well lit, new clinic and good vet techs. Mostly improtantly, his clinic has no ammonia smell from urine! The receptionist also needs to be a friendly and helpul person. Nothing is mroe of a turn off to me than a front office person with lousy front office personality.
I prefer a solo practicioner to a group vet setting as I like to see the same vet at each visit. Bottom line is that the vet and I must develop a good, respectful working relationship in order for me to continue bringing my cats to that clinic.
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