The decision of which vet to select is a personal one, however there are some guidelines which are helpful during the selection process. Choosing a quality health care provider for your furry friend is a decision not to be taken lightly. Your vet will be responsible for all aspects of care regarding your pet and will be instrumental in prolonging a long, healthy, and vibrant life for them. Taking the time to choose a provider who will offer the highest standard of pet care will ensure that you have many years of enjoyment ahead with your best furry friend.
What to look for first
When selecting a vet, you may wonder what to look for first. Some people decide on a care provider based on location while others use a vet that their friend has recommended. When it comes to the first thing to look for in a pet care provider, the answer is personal and depends on your priorities. Some people find it important that the vet be personable and provide excellent customer service to them while others demand that the vet interact well and put their pet at ease. Still others want a vet who can provide after hours service depending on their work schedule. Once you have found a vet who can deliver the highest standards of care, the next step is to choose according to your own personal priorities.
What to ask when choosing a vet
When selecting a vet, you may have your personal preferences, however there are certain set questions which you should ask when making your choice. Some of the questions which are beneficial to ask during the selection process include:
- Are there licensed vet technicians on staff?
- Is the veterinary practice accredited by the AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association)?
- What is the standard protocol for managing pain?
- In what way are surgery and overnight patients monitored?
- How are patients in need of anesthesia and surgery evaluated?
- Is the equipment used modern and up to date?
- How many vets are on call at all times?
By taking the time to ask these questions, you can get closer to finding a vet who will offer the highest quality of care for your pet.
At All Creatures Hospital, we are committed to fully servicing your pet care needs. Make an appointment for your pet by calling us at (858) 481-7992.