3 Questions to Ask When Looking for a new Vet. 👨🏼⚕️ Regardless if you are bringing home an 8-week old puppy or 10 year old “young at heart” pup, you’ll want to find a Veterinarian that you can take him to for checkups or illness. While your dog may be healthy now, you don’t want to be rushing around trying to find a Veterinarian if he were to suddenly become ill. It is important to find a Veterinarian that is not just close to you based on location, but someone who you are comfortable with. After all, you and your Veterinarian will be making important health decisions for your dog.
1. What are your payment options/package deals?
It’s good to know if your Veterinarian’s office offers any type of payment plans or if payment is due up front. This can help you to prepare for unexpected Vet bills.
2. Who do you recommend during off hours/emergencies?
More than likely, your Veterinarian’s office is not open 24/7, 365 days a year. You should inquire about overnight stays if your dog needs to have surgery at your Veterinarian’s office. Not all practices have staff members that stay overnight. This may require you to transport your dog to a nearby pet hospital for overnight monitoring.
3. How many doctors are in the practice?
It is important to not only know how many Veterinarians are in the practice but also who they are. There may be times when your Veterinarian is out of the office and you will need to see another Veterinarian within the practice.