Purina-Dog-Content-BrandAll pets need a veterinarian, but it can be hard to know which one to choose. So look for qualifications, experience, and references. Ask plenty of questions such as: Are the office hours convenient? Do you keep detailed records on every patient? Do the doctors take courses to keep their medicine up to date? How do you handle emergencies?

It’s also important to look around the clinic. Check to see if it looks like a clean and safe environment. And of course, ask other pet owners for their recommendations. Your veterinarian should be someone you can rely on, so trust your instincts. If you’re uneasy about someone, keep looking. Don’t settle for a veterinarian that you don’t feel good about.