Finding the right veterinary hospital in your area with a health care team that's right for you is an important task. It's best not to wait until an emergency strikes, but to search out a clinic while your pet is healthy and you have the time to fully investigate the practice and ask all the questions you need answered to make your most informed and comfortable choice.
One of the biggest mistakes people make when choosing a veterinarian is to select based on price. A client will often phone a number of practices, ask them to quote on a procedure or service and select the practice offering the cheapest quote. Note that price does not equal quality or value. It is hard to compare prices between practices because different services are bundled within package quotes and different depths of service are offered between practices.
It is important to remember that practices are businesses and overhead, staff wages, inventory and equipment costs are considerable. In addition, some practices invest considerably more than others in high quality contemporary equipment (digital x-ray, laser therapy, advanced anesthesia monitoring systems and others) that improve their ability to diagnose, treat and protect the patients in their care. Charging reasonable fees also helps a practice to thrive and provide optimal patient care by being able to hire the best staff and support their continuing education. All these factors result in their being able to provide you, the client, with the best service possible. In veterinary medicine, as in many other industries, you truly do “get what you pay for”!
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