What questions to ask your new local veterinarian

Whether you’re a long time pet owner or going to your local veterinarian for the first time, it can be overwhelming but we want to make it as easy as possible for you. Here are some things you should know about your vet trip as well as some questions to ask. 

How can I prepare for my new vet appointment?

Veterinary clinics are not just for pet owners. They also provide animal care and wellness services, which can include preventative care, emergency treatment, diagnostic testing and surgery.

Some of the important things that you should bring with you when you visit your local veterinarian:

  • A list of medications that your pet is currently on.
  • Your pet’s vaccination records in case they need to be updated.
  • Any other medical records that might be related to your pet’s health.
  • A list of the names and dosages of any supplements or over-the-counter medications that you give your pet regularly (in addition to his or her regular diet).

What should I expect from the local veterinarian?

Animal doctors are responsible for overseeing the health of animals on a day-to-day basis. They may take on a variety of different responsibilities, including checking the health of animals, giving vaccinations or diagnosing illnesses. They may also recommend treatments or medication to help the animal recover.

Other Questions you should ask your local veterinarian

Veterinarians are not just medical experts. They are also our trusted partners in caring for our pets. That is why it is important to know what questions to ask your veterinarian before they come into the office.

What types of pets do they specialize in?

Do they have a specialty?

Do they refer other veterinarians?

Are there any specific tests that I should be asking about?

Is this behavior normal?

How heavy should my dog be?

Do you recommend any certain foods?

Should my dog not eat certain foods?

Does my dog need dental care?

At Animal Medical Center we want to make sure your pet is as healthy as it can be so if you have any questions you forget to ask feel free to visit our website or give us a call.