Choosing an Anaheim Veterinarian for Your New Pet

by | Mar 21, 2013 | Animal Health

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Choosing an Anaheim veterinarian for your new pet is no easy task. You may be overwhelmed by the plethora of information you’ve seen about the best services and procedures for cats and dogs. The ultimate goal when looking for a veterinary facility is to find a professional who has people skills, animal skills and will meet the needs of your pet. This involves finding vets in your area and comparing features and amenities to find one that meets your pet’s individual needs. When you’re unsure of what vet to choose, consider these simple tips.

Get a Recommendation

Any good veterinarian will have references to back him up. Ask your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors for recommendations about local veterinarians. Other people can also provide useful recommendations, such as your groomer, dog trainer, an animal shelter worker, a pet sitter or a boarding kennel employee. Read reviews about the facility, as previous customers can tell you a lot about the reputation of a certain vet.

Search the Yellow Pages

While technology continues to grow, the Yellow Pages is still one of the best resources for finding services in your area. When you’re in need of a qualified Anaheim veterinarian, check in the phone book first. It’s also beneficial to check for the membership of a potential facility in the American Animal Hospital Association. Having this membership means the facility has met all AAHA standards of quality care.

Visit with the Vet

To ensure that you’re comfortable with your vet and the facility, it’s best to make an initial appointment to “test” the waters. Don’t be afraid to ask the vet or veterinary staff questions about their facility and standard of pet care. Your vet will work with you to ensure that you are comfortable in the facility, as well as your pet. Examine the vet’s office to see if it has all the features you’re looking for, including cleanliness.

Things to Look For

During your vet appointment, there are a number of things you should find out. Ask the staff if appointments are required or if walk-ins are accepted. It can also be beneficial to learn about the facility’s emergency care protocol and their business hours. Learn about the various types of equipment available, including digital x-rays, ultrasounds and other equipment and modern techniques used for the benefit of pets. Of course, you’ll want to ensure that the vet you choose is within your budget and is flexible with your time constraints.

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