How much do you really know about your veterinarian?
We put great deal of trust in the people who take care of our pets for us. I, for one, like to make sure that I get to know my vet a little bit before I hand my beloved beagle, Barry White over for veterinary visits. Not only do I make a point to talk with the vet and ask plenty of questions, but I read veterinarian reviews as well. I need to know that other dog lovers have had a good experience with a vet before I let them work on my beloved Barry.
Vet reviews are a great source to develop trust in your vet. If anyone else has ever had a negative experience with a specific veterinarian, or a clinic, it is likely that they will have written about it on one of the many vet review websites available. But, what exactly makes a vet reputable? What credentials should you be looking to see when reading vet reviews?
1. As of May, 2011, veterinarians earned a median salary of $82,900, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Allow this number to guide you as you read vet reviews. Make sure that your vet in question is not charging you too much, or ripping you off.
2. Vets should have received a veterinarian doctorate. If the vet reviews you are reading make no reference of which school your vet attended, chances are it was not a very reputable one. As logic would suggest, the best vets went to the best veterinary schools. Your vet should have his or her diploma somewhere in the office, check it out.
3. Vets sometimes specialize in specific fields of veterinary medicine. By reading vet reviews, you can discern which vet will be the best fit for whatever condition your pet needs attention for. For example, if your dog needs a veterinary neurologist, you will want to read vet reviews to find the best neurologist around, as opposed to visiting a general care veterinarian.
If you love your pet as much as I love Barry White, you can easily find a vet you can trust by reading vet reviews online. Feel free to share your vet experiences, and recommendations in the comment box below!