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What to Look for When Choosing an Animal Hospital

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What to Look for When Choosing an Animal Hospital

Whether you’ve moved to a new area, or you’re a first-time pet owner, you now find yourself faced with one of the most important decisions in your life – the choice of animal hospital to care for your pet. Your choice will determine many things, including the level of care to which your pet has access, how comfortable they are with the vet, and even the overall quality of their life. What should you look for when making this decision?

In-House Processes

One of the most important considerations to make when choosing an animal hospital is whether or not the vet provides important services in-house, or if they have to outsource them. These include things like MRIs, x-rays, blood work and more. The better option is to choose an animal hospital that can provide these services on the premises. Having to outsource them adds difficulty, complexity and can lead to other problems, including getting results mixed up.

Special Interests

Does the vet at the animal hospital have a special interest or a particular area of care in which they excel? For instance, some vets specialize in caring for older animals, while others serve rural communities where they might be called on to treat livestock as frequently or even more frequently than they need to treat family pets. Yet other pets take a holistic view and combine natural, effective treatments with Western medicine to provide a full range of solutions to care for your pet throughout their life.

Facility Cleanliness

When you stop at the animal hospital for a tour, is the facility clean and well-maintained? Are supplies organized, and waiting/exam rooms clean and ready for use? Is the staff presentable and wearing scrubs? Tour the facility with a critical eye, and make sure that it’s clean and organized, and that all equipment, tools and supplies seem to be in good condition.

Emergency Services

It’s hoped that you’ll never need them, but make sure that the animal hospital you choose offers some type of emergency services. Otherwise, you could have nowhere to turn when an emergency strikes.

At Holistic Veterinary Healing, we’re proud to offer an all-encompassing approach to caring for your pet. We combine holistic healing with the best of modern veterinary medicine to treat not just symptoms, but the underlying conditions your pet is suffering from. Call us at 240-715-6570 for more information or to schedule an appointment. You can pay a visit to Facebook for latest news and updates!

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