• Light of Life Veterinary Clinic
    Light of Life Veterinary Clinic
    Tel: 6243 3282
    Blk 740 Bedok Reservoir Road #01-3165 Singapore 470740
    Opening Hours:
    Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm-5pm, 8pm-11pm
  • Animal Practice Veterinary Clinic & Surgery
    Animal Practice Veterinary Clinic & Surgery
    Tel: 6288 3929 (24 Hours)
    1015 Upper Serangoon Road #01-00 Singapore 534753
    Opening Hours:
    Daily 9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm- 8pm (Closed on Public Holidays)
  • The Animal Clinic
    The Animal Clinic
    Tel: 6776 3450 / 6777 0273
    Block 109 Clementi Street 11 #01-31 Singapore 120109
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri: 9.30am-12noon, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8.30pm
    Sat: 9.30am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8.30pm
    Sun: 12noon to 4:30pm
  • Toa Payoh Vets
    The Animal Clinic
    Tel: 6254 3326
    Emergency: 9668 6469
    Block 1002, Toa Payoh Lorong 8 #01-1477 Singapore 319074
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri: 9am - 8pm
    Sat, Sun, Public Holidays: 9am-5pm
  • Singapore Pet Cremation
    Singapore Pet Cremation
    Tel: 9665 1038
    Opening Hours:
    24 hours

Tips for Choosing the Right Veterinarian

Tips for Choosing the Right Veterinarian

Tips for Choosing the Right Veterinarian

Naturally, finding the right vet is important. After all, don’t our loyal companions deserve the best TLC they can get?

If your pet already has a veterinarian, here are a couple of things that can help you tell if your best friend is in good hands or if you should start looking for a new veterinarian.

Pet Engagement Tips for Choosing the Right Veterinarian

The veterinarian experience begins long before your pet meets the vet. Be sure to observe how the staff treats your pet when you bring it to the clinic. Observe to see if they show genuine interest and concern for your pet. More importantly, your pet should seem comfortable around them. If your pet has been to that clinic multiple times before and still doesn’t seem comfortable with the staff, that may be a red flag. This is especially if your pet comes home stressed and agitated.

The Vet is a Specialist

This holds particularly true if you’re seeking an opinion regarding a specific issue that seems to be ailing your pet. You can take your pet to a generalist (as most vets are), but they will likely refer you to a specialist later on. For the best care your pet can receive, a specialist is your best bet. There are vets in Singapore that have sub specialties so you’ll often have someone who knows what they’re doing and who best to refer you to.

Transparency Tips for Choosing the Right Veterinarian

While veterinarian prices may vary accordingly, it’s important to have a clear breakdown of the charges. From the medication to the vet’s fee, as well as any post-op check-up charges if necessary, you’ll know exactly what you’re paying for.

Extra Services Tips for Choosing the Right Veterinarian

Grooming services during a routine treatment, for instance, is a plus. Likewise, if they have extra services like obedience classes and puppy training, those are noteworthy as well.

When it comes to your relationship with your pet’s vet, think of it as a partnership. By making the effort to ensure that your pet is in good hands with your vet, you can save yourself a lot of time and money by preventing any more serious issues in the future.

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