Questions to ask when searching for a new vet

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Questions to ask when searching for a new vet

Postby Bindi » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:05 pm

Finding a new vet:

· How long has the vet been qualified for?

· Does the vet specialise/have much experience with rabbits?

· If surgical procedures are expected (such as neutering), what experience does the vet have with that procedure, what precautions do they take, what anaesthetics do they use (preferably Isoflurane) and what is the success rate with healthy rabbits (should be over 95%)?

· What value for money will you be getting? What is included in the price of a normal consultation? For example, for £15, will the vet check eyes, temperature and heart beat or will he or she do a more thorough check?

· How much would it cost for common procedures? Check ups, vaccinations, dental burring and neutering are probably the most common.

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Postby spider_goo » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:59 pm

I'm not sure if this is the best place for this or not, but in a random search online, I ran into what could be a very helpful site for those looking for a vet in the US. I know it says "dog" on the site, but when I looked at some of the vets (looking their name up on the search engine) some do see 'exotic pets' as well. If someone is looking for a vet, it may take some work, phone calls and internet searches, but this site seems to have a TON of vets on it! Here you go:
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Postby davlin » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:50 pm

Hello to all

Some points to be taken while searching for a new vet
Call the state veterinary medical association (VMA) for specialist referrals in your location.
There are several sites online that will do a localized veterinarian or veterinary hospital search for you (see 'Related Links' below).
Once you have the names of some veterinarians in your area who see the species of pets or animals that you have, the next step is to call or stop by the office.
What about emergency coverage after hours and on holidays?
Is the veterinary staff (doctors, technicians, assistants) professional and knowledgeable?
If the vet and/or hospital that you have selected do not meet these criteria, you may want to keep looking until you can be assured that your pet is receiving the best possible care.

Thanks for sharing

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