You love your fur babies and want to provide the best care for them that you can. Selecting a veterinarian before you need one is important to ensuring their health. You want an expert who will not only care for your animal, but also has great people skills too. Here are some ways to find the perfect St Paul veterinary clinic for you and your pet.
1. Ask for recommendations
Chances are you have friends who have pets and have already formed a relationship with a local clinic. Ask for their recommendations and see what they like and don’t like about their veterinary choices.
If you don’t have any friends, you can call the local animal shelter and see who they recommend. Take to social media and read reviews.
2. Check for accreditation
Each clinic should be certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. This means that clinic meets or exceeds the national standard in the areas of equipment, facility, and quality care.
If you need a specialist, ask to see their board certification. This will prove to you that the vet has more than two years’ experience in a specific field and is qualified to care for your pet.
3. Schedule a visit
Meet the staff and tour the building. Learn about their mission statement and clinic philosophy. If they don’t meet your standards, you are under no obligation to enroll your pet at their clinic. It’s important that you and your pet feel safe and secure within their walls.
Asking for a site visit is a reasonable request, and not so uncommon that a professional clinic would refuse to accommodate you. Make sure you write down your questions ahead of time so you don’t forget to ask anything. Make sure dogs and cats are kept separate, and all the facilities are clean and well organized.