Finding a new vet shouldn’t be a coin toss

By Susan Aiello • Published: May 1st, 2012
Category: Animal Airwaves

Moving to a new town means finding new doctors for the family. It also means finding a new veterinarian for furry family members.

Trusted friends and coworkers can give personal recommendations, and the American Animal Hospital Association has a website that can direct you to its members. But what’s the best way to decide?

Make some appointments with likely candidates or just ask to visit the practice. Is the staff friendly, organized and knowledgeable? Does the hospital look and smell clean? How much time do veterinarians spend asking and answering questions? Do they perform a thorough, hands-on examination that covers ears, eyes, throat, coat, chest and belly? Keep your eyes and ears open, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

So when you make that move, spend time choosing the right veterinarian, and there’ll be tail wags and purrs all around.