Often when we’ve moved to a new place or, like us, our vet retired and closed his business; it can feel impossible to find another person to care for your dog (cat, ferret, horse, etc). So DDG staff came up with the 10 things we would look for in a Minnesota veterinarian
Is the Veterinarian recommended by friends, family and acquaintances
A common thing that many pet owners look for are recommendations when they are in need of a veterinarian. If others have had a good experience they tend to offer up excellent recommendations. It is also a plus to have others share their pet’s successful vet visits.
Vet and Staff Give a Good First Impression
First impressions in a new vet clinic have a huge impact! Signs of a good veterinarian will show a clean and organized facility with friendly and knowledgeable staff. And being offered an informative tour is a way to make a great first impression!
Great Vet Tech Communication Skills
You may want to consider communication skills. Are they effective in communicating all the details of your pet’s care? When choosing a care provider for your family pet, it really is best to choose someone who has great communication skills. Also, a friendly and inviting smile can go a long way.
Varying Payment Options For Care
How about payment options? It is a good sign if a veterinarian is willing to work through payment options in the event of an emergency. It sure is heartbreaking for your pet to experience an unexpected injury and you have an unexpected expense.
Emergency (middle of the night) Veterinarian Services
Does the veterinarian offer emergency care services or on-call hours? A good vet should be available when you need them, without having to wait until the next business day. If the potential veterinarian does not offer on-call services it is still a good sign if they are affiliated with another provider or clinic that would be able to assist in the event of an emergency.
Availability to Clients
One who operates their business based on the needs of their clients is a good sign. The availability in business hours is another crucial thing to consider when choosing. A good veterinarian won’t have sparse hours of operation and will be able to effectively communicate business hours with their clients to schedule appointments as needed.
Effective Time Management
Along with effective business hours also comes the importance of time management. A good veterinarian will have great time management skills and be able to keep up with scheduled appointments. The wait times should be relatively short and follow-up appointments should be scheduled within a reasonable amount of time.
Compassion for all animals
Compassion is a must when seeking a care provider for your pet. Be on the look out for someone who is passionate about what they do and has genuine concern and care for your family pet. The veterinarian should also exhibit compassion to you, the owner, as well.
Vet Medical Services & Equipment
What kind of medical services and equipment does this care provider offer? If you want a good veterinarian, you will want to choose an individual who offers extensive medical services and has the equipment to perform any given number of procedures necessary for your family pet.
Having an AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited facility is definitely another good sign. It offers up the latest technology and treatment for your pets. Finding a veterinarian that works in an AAHA accredited facility ensures that your veterinarian is educated in the recent procedures and protocols that provides optimum treatment to your animals.
Interested in more information about a Minnesota veterinarian or even becoming an animal doctor, please visit this wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vet