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Choosing Your Veterinarian

Published on December 28th, 2016

Choosing the right vet is a very important step in being a pet parent. The right vet will become your partner in caring for your cat or dog, so you want to be sure you make a choice that you are confident in. There are a few things you should look for in a veterinarian that can help you to make a good choice.

Tip # 1- Hours of Operation

Look for a vet that offers a broad range of hours of operation. You’ll want to be able to see your vet at hours that work for you and your schedule, along with be able to make appointments when you need to.

Tip # 2 Complete Services

Choose a doctor for your pet that offers a wide range of services all in the same location so that you do not have to go from practice to practice to get care for your pet, such as dental care and lab diagnostics.

Tip # 3 Preventive Care

Make sure that you choose a practice that offers preventive care treatments like vaccinations and regular checkups. Preventive care is one of the most important things you can give your pet, and you will want to choose a vet that has the experience to offer this.

Tip # 4 Reputation

Look for a practice that has a strong reputation for providing excellent services. You can look at reviews, and visit the practice prior to your pet’s first appointment.

Tip # 5 Don’t Forget Dental Services

Many vets do not offer dental services, but it is an important part of pet care. Dental issues can be painful and negatively affect the health of your pet.

Tip # 6 Pick a Vet with Wellness Programs for Puppies and Kittens

Your puppy or kitten should be seen shortly after you bring them home. Getting your pet checked out early on can help you and your vet to set up a plan of their health care from the start. At Portage Park Animal Hospital, we offer puppy and kitten wellness plans that include all their initial vaccinations, initial exams, etc., so you can both provide care for your new pet and save money!

Contact Our Offices

Here at Portage Park Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic, we offer a variety of services, including dental care. If your pet needs a new vet, call us today. Your pet’s first exam is free!

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