What should I look for in a vet?
If you don’t live near a holistic vet, you should look for both an alternative vet and a conventional vet, so your dog can be treated in an integrated manner with all possible treatments. And you want both vets to be open-minded and supportive.
Do you think your veterinarian is a good person?
Your vet should not be making the decisions about your dog’s health care. Instead, you and your vet should work as partners. So choose the right vet to partner with! You might think you’ve already found a good veterinarian for your dog. He or she is a friendly person.
How to know when it is time to find a new vet?
Your vet doesn’t comply with current professional standards. For example, he or she insists on annual vaccinations (parvovirus for dogs, distemper for dogs and cats). The research supporting extension of the interval between these vaccines from one year to three years first became public knowledge approximately ten years ago.
Do you think most people believe in vets?
It appears that most folks believe that vets are wonderful. After all, we clearly love animals and we must be very smart- everyone knows how difficult it is to get into veterinary school. In fact, people seem far less skeptical of their vet’s capabilities and intentions than they are of their own physician’s. Time for a reality check.
How can I find out if I am a veteran?
Military Personnel Locator Services. Locating a Veteran through the Department of Veterans Affairs The Department of Veterans Affairs can forward a message to a veteran, providing the veteran has filed a claim with VA, and their current address is on record.
What’s the hardest part of being a veterinarian?
Being a veterinarian is not all about cuddling puppies and kittens all day. There are some really difficult, challenging, and at times upsetting parts to being a part of this profession.
What to do if you don’t trust your vet?
If you don’t trust what your vet is telling you, then you should do everybody a favor and try and find a vet who you can trust, rely on, and confide in. It is really important that this relationship is as strong as possible when it comes to looking after your pet to the best of your ability.
Why do I like being a veterinarian so much?
Working through these challenges means that as vets we need to try and put lots of different pieces of the jigsaw puzzle together to try and end up with the best outcome possible. This can be incredibly mentally stimulating and is a challenge that I definitely find rewarding.
Here are some things to consider when choosing a veterinarian.
- Ask for personal recommendations.
- Find a veterinarian with an expertise in treating dogs.
- Look for licensed personnel.
- Inquire about their approach to pets and medicine.
- Consider the cost and location.
- Both you and your pet should be comfortable.