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Choosing the Right Veterinarian for Your Dog!
So you are getting a dog….congratulations! One person that will play a critical role to ensure that your pup lives a long, healthy life is the veterinarian. Have you chosen your new dog’s vet yet?

It is very important that you
choose a vetinary professional that you are comfortable with. Location and cost will also be important factors when making your decision. Below are a few tips to assist you with your search.
1. ASK FOR REFERRALS!! Talk to friends and neighbors that you trust.

2. Take a tour of the vetinary hospital that you are considering. Make sure that the facility appears clean and organized. Take the time to speak with staff members. The staff should be friendly and willing to answer your questions.

3. Make sure that the veterinary hospital has hours that are convenient for you. Evening and weekend hours are a MUST for many.

4. Contact the
American Animal Hospital Association for recommendations. They can be very helpful!
6. Make sure emergency services are available. You never know when you may need them!

7. Choose a veterinarian who
REALLY LISTENS, is willing to take time to answer all of your questions and most importantly, is gentle with your pooch!

8. Ask if senior citizen or multi-pet discounts are available.
Choosing a veterinarian is an important task. Your vet will become your number one partner when it comes to dealing with your dog’s health care. Word of mouth and recommendations from other dog owners is a great way to begin your veterinarian search, however, it is very important that you do your own homework and research as well.
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5. The veterinarian that you are considering should have credentials which include graduation from an accredited veterinary school and board certifications.