One of the major considerations when choosing a vet for your dog is costing. Have in mind there are practices that hide their prices if their clientele is mostly in the higher earning bracket. You need to research and find out whether the charges for routine services such as immunization and general checkups are at par with the industry standards. You need to also consider whether the vet accepts vet insurance in case you have one because this insurance comes in handy when your dog is unwell.
Since you and your dog will be spending a lot of time with the vet, decide whether you like the personality of the vet. The vet you choose should be someone you’re comfortable dealing with. He should also be someone who is understanding and patient enough to listen to your concerns and reassure you using his expertise, even if he thinks your fears are unfounded.
The practice should generally be accessible. If it’s open 24 hours a day, that’s even better because it means you can walk in any time and get help. An accessible vet will also be available if you call with a query or if you want to book an appointment.
The first impression you get about a facility should either set an alarm off or make you want to be a regular. The facility should be clean as health can’t exist without cleanliness. It should also be well-equipped with both a laboratory and a theatre so as to cater for all the health needs of your pet.
We are all dealing with tight schedules and juggling a myriad of activities, so it helps if the practice has organized staff. It would be a nice bonus if the vet practice can call you to remind you of a pending appointment or when you have missed an appointment.
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