Does she have a lot of experience with dogs? If not, I would go to someone who does...cuz cats and dogs are SO different...? And even a vet with boxer experience because you don't want to end up with an idiot like Suz said who doesn't even know that boxers are supposed to have an under bite LOL!Wow what a jerk! I, of course, always look for a vet who is ok with me feeding raw, but now I'm excited for my new puppy in hopes of finding a new vet to terrify in the SLC are :biggrin:
The vet I work for may be willing to take her on though, so I may have to miss out, which would be just no fun but a lot more convenient and less expensive for me. But she's a feline-only vet so I don't know how she'll feel about it.
Routine vet visit is a half hour, which I always specify especially if they need or want more time depending on how many animals they have, etc.How do clients know how much appointment time they are being given? My vet's office never tells me.
Ask about what kind of services they provide. For example, x-ray, surgery, etc.These seem like great ideas!
Now, except what food they recommend, what kind of other questions should I ask to gage how good they are? I have a pit bull, so I know hip and skin problems can be an issue.
What about a small one-vet office vs. a larger hospital? Is one generally better than the other?
And by any chance, does anyone have any personal experience with a vet in New York City?
Thanks again for all the help! I had a dog growing up, but being completely responsible for one (as opposed to having your parents be responsible for it) makes me realize just how much I still have to learn.
The best way is word of mouth! Ask your neighbors and friends whomever you see in the pet stores in your area who they go to and if they like the vet. ask the wait time the longest they have had ask how the vet treats the animals and such! This is one of the best ways word of mouth!I have a pretty good idea about how to find a good exotic vet, but when it comes to dog vets I am clueless. Is there any website/forum that has recommendations or reviews?