Tips on Choosing a Vet for Your Siamese Cat

siamese cat vetYour pets are important members of the family. They are there for you without fail and only ask that you love them in return. Taking care of your pet is one of the ways you can thank them for their unconditional love. This includes finding the right veterinarian to keep your furry family members happy and healthy.

The best time to find a vet for your Siamese cat is before you need one. When you decide to open your home for a new pet, whether it’s your first pet or a new furry family member, there are steps you should take to make your new home safe and happy for them. One of the most important steps is to find a veterinarian to work with you to keep them healthy.

Your relationship with your veterinarian will be crucial to ensuring your pet stays healthy and happy. You will work as a team. Therefore, it is important that you choose a veterinarian who will give you the best options to take care of your pet. Do not be afraid to shop around until you find the right veterinarian.

Where to Look for a Siamese Cat Veterinarian

While the Yellow Pages can be a natural place to find veterinarians, often the choices can be overwhelming. To find some veterinary offices, start by asking family, friends and other pet owners for referrals. Word of mouth referral can help you narrow the list to a few offices to visit. You should choose a vet that is in your area. For example, if you live in Clovis, you want a Clovis veterinarian.

After compiling a list of vets recommended, call them and ask some questions. Since you will be dealing with the entire staff at a veterinarian’s office, it is important to assess not only the doctors themselves, but the assistants, technicians and office staff. Do not be afraid to ask questions. The simple act of answering the questions or not will tell a lot about the office.

What to Ask Cat Veterinarian Doctors

i) Number of vets available

Ask about the number of doctors on staff. How many are they? Are they specialized in a specific area of health care? Ask about availability for each veterinarian and how long you have been in practice. Knowing the background of your doctor will help you determine if they are qualified for the needs of pet care. Be sure to ask whether X-ray, ultrasound, blood tests, ECG and other diagnoses are performed in-house or a specialist.

ii) Prices

Ask vet cat check up costs. Choosing a veterinarian on the basis of the lowest price is not necessarily the best way to go. However, it should be among your list of things to think about. Ask about base rates for office visits, immunizations, emergency visits and any medications your pet may already be taking. Do not be afraid to ask whether the offices provide payment options for large unexpected bills.

iii) Emergency care

You never know when your pet will need emergency care. Therefore, it is important to inquire about after hours emergency help. Will the vet be available by phone, or can he recommend a clinic with after hours emergency? You do not want a veterinarian whom you cannot reach on phone after hours when you have an emergency.

iv) Grooming services

Does the office provide grooming and boarding? These are things you will need for your pet. Having all services in a vet office helps will be more convenient for you. Moreover, is all the services are offered in the same office, this would be useful in an emergency. If boarding services are offered, ask about the cat carriers and how frequently the staff check the pets after office hours.

The above is an overview of the things you should consider when looking for a vet for your cat.

Comments (6)

  1. It does seem like a good idea to make sure the vet is available during an emergency. It would be awful if something happened to your pet and you couldn’t do anything about it. I am going to make sure that I choose a vet that is available for emergencies. That way my cat can get all the care she needs if she ever needs it

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    Kendall Ryder
    August 10, 2016 Reply
    • Definitely…that’s a great point. Thank you Kendall!

      PetersonA
      August 16, 2016 Reply
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    September 30, 2016 Reply
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    November 23, 2016 Reply
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