Finding a Veterinarian

It’s very important to find the right veterinarian for you and your cat. Ideally, it would be great to have one lined up even before bringing your cat home. All new cats should have an examination as soon as possible. Choosing a veterinarian can be difficult and time-consuming. You definitely don’t want to randomly choose a vet or necessarily go to the first one you see. Trips to the vet are critical to keeping your cat healthy. You should keep this in mind as you start looking for one. The best way to start is by getting recommendations from other cat owners. When you have a list of a few that sounds interesting, schedule a visit so that you can tour the clinic and meet the doctor.

When touring a veterinary office, try to take everything into account. Get a general impression of the atmosphere and the people, but also look for specific things, like cleanliness, organization, and the staff’s degree of knowledge.. You should also observe how the staff interacts with their patients.

This visit should also include a chat with the veterinarian. Although the meeting will most probably be short, it will give you a chance to get to know him/her and the practice in general. A good veterinarian will be willing to answer any questions you might have. You should feel free to ask about anything that concerns or interests you. How long has the veterinarian been practicing? How long has the facility been open? What are the office hours? What is the facility’s procedure for emergency situations? You should feel confident with his/her answers and be comfortable enough with her that you’d be willing to leave your cat’s life in his/her hands.

Once you’ve visited several locations, narrow down your options. Choose a veterinary clinic where you’re comfortable with the office environment, the staff, and the vet. You will be much more at ease during a health crisis if you know you’re leaving your cat in capable, compassionate hands.