choosing a vet make sure he or she is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine -
D.V.M. or V.M.D, and is certified by your state. If need be talk with several
vets in your area to see who you and your pet are most comfortable with.
Talk with friends and co-workers with pets to see if they recommend their
vet. Also, consider a vet who specializes with your type of pet. For instance,
cat clinics now exist to help reduce your cat's stress, by excluding dogs
and dog smells which may worry your pet. For special treatment a specialist
may be better equipped to treat your particular pet. Be sure your vet is
available when you need him. If you work make sure there are convenient
office hours and provisions for emergency care. Lastly, once you have selected
a vet, don't hesitate to get a second opinion in difficult health situations.
People do, pets can too.