Picking a veterinarian is a very important part of your pets life. You want to make sure that the veterinarian is someone who is familiar with your breed of pet. For instance, may people don’t realize that a regular small animal veterinarian may not be able to properly take care of their exotic pet. You need to have an exotic veterinarian that specializes in your exotic animal to be able to deliver proper veterinary health care.
Veterinarian Check List
- Find a veterinarian you trust. I know this seems basic, but it is very important. How you feel about your veterinarian is important. You want them to be good but you also want to be able to trust them. There are times that our vets are with us when we make difficult decisions and you want to make sure that you feel trust your veterinarian’s guidance.
- Find a veterinarian that knows your breed. Not all veterinarians are perfect for your pet. If you have an exotic animal (rabbits and turtles are included in the exotic category), you need to go to an exotic animal vet. Some specialty pure breeds also have special health care requirements, it is a good idea to check with your prospective vet on their familiarity with your purebred pet.
- Cost vs. Quality. Interview your vet, not only about their skills but their costs. There are a lot of veterinarians that have high procedure costs. Vetco has low cost and high-quality veterinarians. You want your pet to be healthy but it doesn’t have to break your bank.
This key thing for finding a vet is to find a place that fits with you. Evaluate what is most important for you, location, services, cost, and weigh that when weighing your decision. We recommend calling the clinic and give them a little interview to see if they are a good fit for you and your pet.