How to Choose the Right Veterinarian for Your Pet

Your pet is a member of your family and just like a family member, you want to be sure that they have the best care possible. While there are many great veterinary offices in Wichita, you may still be wondering how to choose the right veterinarian for your pet—and we have some tips!

How to Choose the Right Veterinarian for Your Pet

One of the best ways to choose a veterinarian in Wichita is by word of mouth. Ask your family and friends which veterinarian they use and why they like that vet and office. Often the people we know and trust will have similar views about pet care and can recommend a clinic to you.

Another way to find out more about a veterinary practice is to visit the office. You can schedule a time to come meet the veterinarian without your pet, or call to learn more about their philosophies about pet care, vaccinations, and even payment options. A visit to the website should also provide you with information you need to know such as services offered, testimonials, and an About section that provides more information about the vet clinic and the veterinarians. Google reviews and Facebook reviews are also a great way to learn more about a veterinary clinic and its team.

It's important to understand how a veterinary clinic charges for services and what payment options are available to you. Most veterinarians will provide you with an estimate for the treatment plan they suggest. In addition, location is important. If you have to get to the vet quickly, you may want to choose a clinic that is closer to where you live, although you may choose to go to a vet clinic that best meets your needs and wants rather than rely on location alone.

While it seems like it would be a given, choose a veterinarian that is licensed. Only licensed veterinarians are able to fully diagnose and treat animals.

Cimarron Animal Hospital and veterinarians Dr. Kara James and Dr. Gary Skinner and their team believe that every pet is family. Cimarron treats dogs, cats, and exotic pets as well including reptiles, hedgehogs, and rodents. Contact us today to ask questions and see if we're a good fit for you and your pet.

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