As a pet owner, you absolutely cannot do everything in order to take care of your pet. Sometimes your pet might get sick or injured, in which case, the best solution is to seek help from professionals, the veterinarian. For pet owners, finding the right doctor for your pet can be pretty daunting. Whether you're a new pet owner, or just recently moved to a new place, the need of finding the best and trustworthy veterinarian is no easy task. To help you out, we've listed these steps below to guide you in choosing the right veterinarian for you and your pets.
Your friends or community people who owns the same pet as you might have more experience in dealing with veterinarians. They usually have a reference of the best vets in town that you can come to when you need one. Mind you, this goes as long as an advice. You should do a detailed research yourself to decide whether the vet was suitable for you, or not. But at least by asking people, you will get some basic information. From there, you should be able to tell whether the recommended vet is really as good as they say
The Internet is now part of our daily life. And there are tons of useful information you can find from the Internet, including the information about available vets near your location. Not only being able to find information, you will also be able to read reviews or testimonials from other pet owners. Other than that, other information you need to look into when researching a veterinarian clinic:
Certification or at least background education of the vets is an important thing to know. It shows that the vets are really capable of dealing with pet health problems, especially if you own an exotic pet which requires specific care compared to common pets such as dogs and cats. The clinic should have the facilities and equipments required to perform necessary actions on your pet. This would also include their available vaccination programs, which is very important for your pet during the early ages.
You also need to consider the distance of your home to the vet. This is extremely important during emergency situation. We will never know if something is going to happen to our dear pets. Knowing where to go during urgent situation is really essential for the safety or your pet. Also, take note of their number and available working hours. Again, you will need this during emergency times.
So you have asked people and browsed the Internet, what else should you do? Pay a visit to the clinic, with or without your pet, have some chat with the staff and the veterinarian. This way, you will be able to personally observe the clinic. If you meet other pet owners there, don’t hesitate to have some small talk. Who knows, You might make some new friends or even get useful information. Make a shortlist of several different clinics until you find the most suitable one for you and your pet. Even if you have found one, it won’t hurt if you pay a visit to another clinic every once in a while to compare.
The pet expo is where pet owners or pet enthusiasts will gather. Expect some heavy crowd, but it is one of the best place to look for up to date information regarding animal healthcare and clinics. You can easily visit the booth and have some chats. You'll also be able to find a lot of other pet owners here, which makes pet expo a great place to make new friends with another pet lovers.
Looking for the perfect spot for all your pet's needs? Don't miss the 4th Indo Pet Expo 2018 which will be held on September 7-9, 2018 at Hall 3 &3a, Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), BSD City, Indonesia. Indo Pet Expo will feature not only local brands & exhibitors (which includes reputable animal clinics & veterinarians), but also international exhibitors from all over the globe. See you there, pet lovers!
See you at Indo Pet Expo 2018, 7-9 September 2018, Hall 3 & 3a, ICE, BSD City, Indonesia!