Things to keep in mind when choosing a vet

        In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. Our goal is to be committed in providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. Our commitment to you is to continue to offer our outstanding service and understanding of veterinary medicine.

Your pet's annual vet check-up will include a total physical exam, with a thorough investigation of your pet's head, body and tail, and all his assorted cavities. Because even the most cooperative pet may not readily go-along with a tooth and gum brushing, feel free to start a discussion with your vet about when to start a deep-cleaning dental schedule. Like you, your pet can lose their teeth due to decay and neglect. It's a good idea to keep copies of not only of the procedures and vaccinations your pet receives, but also to be mindful of events and habits, like your pet's eliminations and frequency, any physical changes or any unusual occurrences. Keep track of small shifts in your pet's behavior, including urinary marking habits, mood swings or loss of energy, along with diet or lapses in your pet's routine. If you have concerns, jot a few notes and make a timeline to discuss with your vet during your pet's time of visit. These seemingly unrelated occurrences may help explain, or aid in guiding your vet's investigation into the results of your pet's medical tests. Also, if you need to change vets, it's good to have copies of your pet's noted conditions to establish a prior history for your new vet to assess, and build off of as your pet's care needs change.

Choose a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate and willing to explain all the procedures your pet undergoes. Try to find a vet with whom both you and your pet feel comfortable. Try to find a clinic that is not only well equipped to handle your pet's needs, but is also some place you and your pal feel welcomed. As with any medical procedure, both non-invasive and invasive, there is always a general risk inherent to a procedure that requires anesthesia. Especially for very old, very young or very ill pets. Your veterinarian will likely suggest a few exams prior to any surgery or dental procedure. Some exams may include: X-rays or lab work ups of your pet's blood and urine, before your pet is admitted for a surgical procedure. During the procedure your pal may require or be a strong candidate for an IV drip; antibiotics are almost always given regardless of type of procedure, just as preventive care.

Your veterinarian may refer you to a specialist, veterinarians who have completed advanced education and practicum in specialties such as internal medicine/ ultrasounds, orthopedics, optometry, and cytology. If your pet must undergo a procedure that requires a more precise knowledge of a certain affliction.