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How to Look for a Dependable Veterinarian

Updated on May 9, 2011

Here are some tips and pointers to get the right, reliable and expert veterinarian.

  • Make sure your veterinarian examines your pet carefully and thoroughly otherwise you’ll get shortchanged for sure. If the vet doesn’t even bother to examine the mouth and even ask to hold your pet by yourself you are in big trouble, or perhaps you are literally barking at the wrong tree, yay, wrong veterinarian so as to speak.
  • Have a quick background check of the facilities around and the services being offered, this gives you an overview of the quality of the facilities as well as what services they are capable of giving to their clients.
  • A good veterinarian will always be there for you and just a phone call away to give his much-needed services.
  • A good veterinarian always knows his limitations, in other words he knows when to say "I doesn’t know" when the times call for it to do so, arises. An honest and reliable veterinarian will never give you false hope.
  • The best yardstick of a good vet is that he will give you substantial answers to all of your questions and gives you comfort when the need for it arises. He assures you all the time that things will be okay, and soon enough his reassuring words are true especially in the coming days.

Pets really gives us some sort of relief, their antics can keep us forget the problems we encounter in our daily life. They are sweet and always there for you. Cute and amiable as ever they are one of the priceless possessions to keep.

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      animal care 6 years ago

      You are right about your post. I also want to share that an annual visit to is key to the early detection of conditions that may affect your animal. Consequently, we are able to intervene promptly to help your pet. The annual exam is also an ideal time to discuss different inquiries you may have about your animal (behavior, grooming, etc.).

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      Gener Geminiano 8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Yeah the powerful word of mouth thing, thanks a lot for the visit.

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      Dolores Monet 8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      I found a vet by talking to other people with pets and got recommondations for vets in our area.