Veterinary care should be a routine part of your dog’s life, so choosing a veterinarian is an extremely important and delicate decision that will influence the quality of care your animal receives.
Surely you do not want to leave your hairy in the hands of anyone, so at razasperros.net we give you tips for you to make the right choice.
Take time to search and do it in advance, since the worst time to find a veterinarian is when you really need one.
Tips for choosing a veterinarian:
Ask your acquaintances for an opinion: surely you know many friends and family who already have a dog and a veterinary reference clinic. Ask those who understand the relationship with your dog like you and tell you why they like a certain veterinary center or not.
Location: many dogs are afraid of cars, others because of their age have difficulty getting into the vehicle … the distance from the clinic to your case is a factor to consider when choosing your veterinarian.
Cleaning: check that the facilities are clean, comfortable and free of parasites (fleas and ticks). Very few people take it into account, but it is important to know the canine area, how the cages are, if there are bad odors, if they are well separated from the cat area to reduce stress …
Internment: you never know if at any time it will be necessary to leave our dog admitted. Ask to be shown this area and see if you have well separated areas of healthy animals with sick animals with viruses, for example.
Emergency service: what time they have and if they have 24-hour emergency service. Also, how many people attend these emergencies.
This is a very important point since there are many clinics with a very reduced schedule. If you choose a clinic without an emergency service, ask for the nearest hospital that pays attention 24 hours a day and has a large team of specialists and broad services to perform different tests.
Veterinarians in practice: in many clinics, they work with scholarships and veterinarians in practice. It is interesting to know what percentage are interns and how many veterinarians with more years of experience.
Communication: values that communication with the veterinarian is effective. If the veterinarian is very inaccessible or does not give a good return, it is a bad sign.
However, it must be taken into account that the professional should not be disturbed after working hours for issues that can be expected.
Services: check if tests such as blood tests, X-rays and ultrasound are performed at the site or in other clinics.
Kindness and empathy: is the technical and clinical staff friendly? You have to connect with the staff for a fluid relationship.
Price: nothing is expensive or cheap by itself, so you should value the price based on the experience and skill of the professional. It is much better to spend € 100 and get a diagnosis and treatment price, than to pay € 30, err in the result and commit negligence. We are talking about the health of our dog.
Passion: From the first moment you can tell if the professional has a passion for his work or if he is already burned. See if he treats your dog with calm, care and compassion.
Experience: surely the certificates and courses taken are posted in the veterinary clinic.
Now, academic degrees guarantee that the veterinarian is certified, but does not ensure that he is a good professional.
A good veterinarian, in addition to standing out for his knowledge and skills, characterizes his sympathy, empathy, cordiality, patience, willingness to listen to the client, tranquility and commitment.
Compare: visit several veterinary clinics. It is good to know several centers to be able to compare and decide which one will be chosen to accompany your little bug throughout his life