When you have a dog or any animal, you want to be sure that you are always prepared, especially when it comes to their health. You never know when they can get sick or eat something that they shouldn’t have, so finding a vet that you trust and like is a big thing to ease your minds. When going through this process, you probably have a bunch of things to think about, are they expensive, are they nice, do they have good reviews, etc. It could be pretty exhausting and stressful doing this. I thought that I would share some things that I have found to help this process for you. Really hope this can help you all!
When going to a vet, I find that having a place that actually listens to you as a huge plus. Feeling heard is something that I feel is undervalued when it comes to doctors for animals and humans. Without butting in and undermining the doctor, just being able to voice your concerns, and not being cut-off from what you think could be wrong your animal is a big plus and could maybe diagnose what’s wrong. Even though you might not have gone to school for diagnosing animals, you are the one that is with the pet every day, so your input is vita
A place that can relax you and make you feel like you’re at home is something not to take for granted. I like the atmosphere of the vet to not add stress to my animal. The waiting room alone could be very stressful for any animal. I recently found a place with very friendly staff, who acknowledges you as you walk through the door, the information process is easy, there are treats for every animal, and they actually work with you on the price, so you don’t feel overwhelmed. Comfort is something that may even make you want to spend a couple more dollars since you prefer that place.
A vet that takes the time to carefully explain what happening to your dog is extremely helpful. While, doctor’s most of the time, are overworked and under appreciated, those that actually take time out of their day to carefully go over everything to take care of your dog are amazing. Like, with human doctors, they could just want to push you out of the door and bring in the next patient, and that could lead to a lack of communication and that could hurt your dog.
I hope that this helps you and hope you all are healthy! Be safe!