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Veterinary Visits: 7 Tips for a Great Veterinary Visit

by Dr. Chris

January 4, 2010 Veterinary visits are often difficult for most people. Not only do you have to take time off from work, but you are also worried if your pet will be alright or even how much will this veterinary visit might cost you. Here are 7 tips to make your next visit better.


1. Make a Mid-day Appointment

To get the best attention from the clinic staff, try and make an appointment for your pet during the middle of the day, which is often the slowest for vet clinics. In the mornings they are busy taking in pets that are drop offs for surgeries like spay and neuters. And at night they are busy discharging these pets.

2. Don't Be Intimated

Remember that we are here to serve you. While we may look intimidating in our white jackets, you are the boss. If we don't do a good job of explaining what is wrong with your pet, then ask us to explain it again until you, the paying client understand it.

3. Find a Great Vet

If you don't like your vet find a new one. The best place to find a great veterinarian is to ask your friends and family who they recommend. Check out: 5 Tips to Find a Veterinarian.

4. Go at Least Yearly

Many people only use their veterinary clinic only as an emergency clinic, only going when there is a problem. Its best to have annual exams done on your pets to try and catch problems early. Check out: 5 Common Mistakes Pet Owners Make

5. Educate Yourself

One of the best ways to make your veterinary visits more productive is to educate yourself about dog health and cat health. A little bit of knowledge can really make pet owners feel empowered.

6. Be Proactive About Results

Many vet clinics say they will call when the test results come back but they may forget or they don't get around to calling for a couple of weeks. Be proactive and call them. If your pet might be sick you want to know right away.

7. Payment Options

Know how you are going to pay before you go for a veterinary visit. There are so many ways to get affordable pet care that don't involve pet insurance.

8. What is Your Tip?

Please leave a comment by clicking on the "Click here to post comments" hyperlink below. We want to hear your tips on veterinary visits.

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Thanks for the tips. I have a dog, who falls sick every two-three months. I have taken him to a vet before, but he couldn’t find what’s wrong with my dog. I think I’ve got to look for a new vet now. port window

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I have tip that rather than making the visit yearly make it every six months. Because the disease and the sickness can come to the pets anytime. So the best way to reduce that risks better to visit every six months.senior living vancouver wa

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