According to a recent survey by qSample, we found that over 60 percent of veterinarians work in a private clinic, and over 40 percent are working between 40-50 hours per week.
Finding the right vet for your furry friend isn’t always as simple as one might think. Luckily, famed dog trainer Cesar Millan has a few tips to share that will make the process a little easier.
Communication is key.
Get the family together for a conference. Share your thoughts about what qualities in a veterinarian are important to all of you. Make a list of questions and concerns to ask every vet you interview. Also, get references from breeders, shelters, dog rescues or other dog owners.
A good hospital should have access to x-ray, ultrasound, dentistry, in-house lab tests, IV pumps, blood pressure, and eye pressure monitoring, as well as the ability to send out labs and refer to specialists. Also, inquire about any areas of health care that are specific to your pet. Does the doctor offer those special dog care services?
You need to be sure that the clinic is open during hours that are convenient for you. However, long hours are not as important as good communication and dog care.
To read more tips from Millan you can visit his site by clicking here.