National Pet Week: How to Choose a Veterinarian
This week, May 7 – 13, is National Pet Week. Each year, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has a theme in relation to National Pet Week. This year the theme is dedicated to pet owners practicing responsible pet ownership. One way owners can practice responsible pet ownership this National Pet Week is by finding a good veterinarian for their pets.
Depending on where you live, there may be a lot of veterinarian options near you. That can be overwhelming. But, by taking the right steps, finding the best veterinarian for your situation will be a breeze.
So, in honor of National Pet Week, take some time out and find a veterinarian you can trust for your furry (or feathered, hairless, etc.) family.
Choosing a Veterinarian This National Pet Week? Make Sure You Consider This!
When you’re choosing a veterinarian there are a few things you will want to consider before you begin your search. You want to find a veterinarian that you fits your family’s lifestyle. You’ll want to consider office hours, pets that are treated, after hour options, and services that are offered. You want to ensure that the veterinarian you choose fits your lifestyle the best.
Veterinary clinic office hours are especially important if you work. Getting a day off for an appointment for your dog can be tough. Unless your boss is an amazing person who loves pets. If it’s the latter, you’ll want to find an office that you can visit that won’t interfere with your work schedule.
With So Many Options, What’s The Best Way to Find a Veterinarian This National Pet Week?
Word of mouth is always an excellent way to find any recommendation. The same goes for when you are looking for a veterinarian for your pets. But, there are other avenues you can take – you can even ask a dog trainer near you.
Social media is a great tool for reviews and recommendations. You can reach out to your friends on social media. Most veterinary offices have social media accounts. You can search for them and read the comments and/or reviews. Plus, take a look at how involved they are with their clients.
In addition to word-of-mouth and social media, you can go straight to the internet. Using search engines such as Yahoo!, Bing, and Google can help you find reviews of veterinary offices near you.
Once you find an office with great reviews, you can check out their website or give them a call. Most veterinary offices have a website now. Many of the websites list important information has contact information, services offered, pets treated, office hours, etc.. This makes it convenient for you to narrow down your veterinarian choices.
However you go about choosing a veterinarian this National Pet Week, always keep your pet’s best interest in mind. Ensure that you and your pets get what is deserved.