Owning a pet comes with many responsibilities: one of the most important of these is finding a quality healthcare provider. Choosing a veterinarian is a personal decision, but you’ll always want to choose a practice that is reputable and offers the highest standard of care.
People typically seek out new vets for a variety of different reasons including a move to a new city or treatment options for a pet’s specific health issues. When it comes time for you to find a veterinarian in Austin for your pet, the first thing to do is check to see whether a particular practice has been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
After you’ve narrowed down your list, Globalanimal.org suggests you also do the following:
- Speak directly with the veterinarian and look over the facilities. Is the space “clean, modern and well organized?”
- Do you like the veterinarian and his/her staff/colleagues? And perhaps even more importantly, can you speak openly to these individuals? In any healthcare relationship, “effective communication is essential.”
- Ask questions regarding what kind of equipment the practice uses, whether the vet refers patients to specialists and how overnight patients are monitored. Good vets “appreciate it when their clients take an interest in their pets’ care.”
At the Pet and Bird Clinics, we offer only the highest quality veterinary services. After all, your dog, cat, bird or other companion animal is more than just a pet: it’s a part of your family. And doesn’t your family deserve the very best?