We all want the best care for our pets. How do we find the level of pet care that we desire?
First, for what species of pet are you seeking veterinary care? There are veterinary practices that provide care for horses, cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, llamas, dogs, cats, birds, exotics (monkeys, alligators, reptiles for example), pocket pets (rabbits, guinea pigs, pet rats and mice, pet hamsters to name a few). What kind of expertise are you seeking?
Veterinarians who care for cattle, pigs, horses and other large animals may not have the expertise to care for an iguana or a cat. Veterinarians who care for birds may not be the best choice for a dog or horse. Companion animal veterinarians care for dogs, cats, some pocket pets, maybe some birds, maybe some exotics. Companion animal practices care for populations of primarily dog patients (60-70% dogs). A veterinary practice that cares for cats only is an excellent choice if your pet is a cat.
You can easily check veterinary practice websites and find out what species of pets the veterinarians at that practice see. Does the website have a lot of informative and helpful pet information? Is the website updated? Check the services that the practice offers. Check information about the veterinarians and staff. Does the practice have Facebook? What type of information is on Facebook?
A excellent method to find the best veterinarian for your pet is to ask friends and family for recommendations. Only you can determine what veterinary practice best fits you pet’s needs and level of care requirements.