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How to Find the Right Veterinary Clinic for Your Pet

Published on November 14th, 2016

When a person decides to become a pet owner, it is important to understand the level of responsibility needed to take care of him or her. From everyday care to medical treatment, it is essential that the animal receive the care required to make sure he or she is a happy and healthy pet. Every day the pet needs to be fed, have water, go on walks, have playtime, and lots of love. However, if you have the ability to take care of a pet, it is extremely rewarding and 100% worth it. Additionally, it is essential that your pet has routine visits to a vet clinic to receive medical care, which includes regular health exams, the proper vaccinations, and more.

What to Consider When Searching for a Clinic 

  • How clean is the facility?
  • What kind of education does the veterinarian have and do they stay on top of the latest technology and techniques available with animal care?
  • How many vets work at the clinic? Do they seem understaffed?
  • How friendly does the staff seem and do they communicate well with you?
  • If an emergency occurs do they offer a payment plan for any services that may be out of your budget?
  • Does your pet feel comfortable in the office and around the veterinarian?

Why Your Pet Should Receive Routine Medical Care

  • To develop a base health line for your pet to gauge their overall health at each visit.
  • They need important vaccinations to prevent them from getting sick.
  • A vet will check for harmful worms or parasites your pet can have and provide the required medication to treat them.
  • A routine visit will help provide preventative care and help catch any health issues before they become a problem.
  • They will provide the owner with ways to care for their pet to ensure they have a happy and healthy life.

Select a Trusted  Veterinary Clinic

You do not want to trust just anyone to care for your pet; you want to select a clinic that makes you and your pet feel comfortable. They should be a well-established practice that has gained a reputation in their community. For over 30 years, Portage Park Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic has provided their clients with exceptional care at an affordable price. If you need a new veterinarian, call us today to schedule an appointment-the first exam is free for new patients!



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