3 things to look for in a vet

3 Important Things to Look for in a Veterinary Clinic

Your pet’s health is important to you. That is why it is essential to choose the right veterinarian and pet care facility for your furry friend. When you first begin your search, talk to friends and family members who have pets and ask them for recommendations. There’s no substitute for a personal testimonial.

Next, turn to the Internet and start your research. Read reviews online and check out each vet’s services and credentials. Complete a thorough investigation to narrow down your list.

Finally, you will want to pay a visit to your selected pet care facilities. As you are checking the place out, keep in mind the following factors.

Three Things to Look for in a Veterinary Service

  1. Emergency veterinary clinic services: Finding a pet care clinic or vet hospital that provides emergency services is important; as the saying goes, accidents do happen. There is no such thing as a general emergency room for pets, so make sure you have access to these services through your clinic. Of course you will want to clarify the parameters of those services and talk to your vet about what constitutes an emergency.
  2. Prices and insurance policies: As many as 21.5% of cat owners and 29.3% of dog owners who do not visit a veterinarian say that they cannot afford it. Look for a clinic that charges reasonably priced fees, and one that is covered by your pet insurance, if you carry it. If you are unsure, call your pet insurance provider and ask them about the clinic.Services: When considering a vet clinic, find out what kind of services they offer. Discuss with the vet what kind of care your pet needs and ask for details about what they offer. Many cat and dog owners report that the top five services or products provided at veterinary facilities are physical examinations, vaccinations, laboratory tests, drugs or medications, and flea or tick products. Dental care for pets is essential as well. In fact, periodontal disease is the number one most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats. Most dogs and cats show some signs of periodontal disease by three years of age.

If you have any additional advice or questions about selecting the right vet clinic for your pet, feel free to post in the comments section below.