Checklist for Choosing a New
-Are the office hours convenient for your
-How are appointments made? Do they accept
communication by email?
-If the doctor is out of town, who covers
-How long is the usual wait time for scheduling
a routine appointment? How long is the wait
time for an emergency appointment?
-Is the staff friendly and professional?
-Are you comfortable with the veterinarians
-What forms of payment does the office
-Is pet insurance accepted?
-What services does the clinic provide?
-Are educational materials available for
clients with new pets?
-Does the clinic offer other services such
as grooming, boarding, and training classes?
-Does the veterinarian offer referrals
to specialists when needed?
-How are emergencies handled after office
-Is the office clean and free of odors?
-Are the veterinarians members of the American
Veterinary Medical Association or a similar
state or local organization?