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.
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 SpecialistThis 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
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.
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.