Choosing the right veterinarian is an important task. Of course, you want to find a veterinarian that is skilled and knowledgeable, but it is also important to locate a clinic that meets certain requirements based on your needs as well as your pet’s needs. The Lake Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer excellent quality of service, medical equipment, practice methods and superior knowledge and experience of veterinary professionals. We encourage you to review the benchmarks below and be assured that The Lake Vet will meet and exceed your expectations.
While there are very inexpensive veterinary services available, cheaper is not always better. In many instances, when you've found inexpensive service, you can be sure that costs have been cut somewhere. Generally, those cost-cutting procedures come in the form of inexperienced and overloaded staff and facilities.
Basic services, such as vaccines, nail trims, etc., are generally equally priced among most veterinarians. However, for surgeries, extensive illness exams, and the like, The Lake Vet recommends you find a veterinarian that is qualified, experienced and licensed by highly valued organizations such as the American Animal Hospital Association.
Before choosing to take your family pet to a veterinary hospital or clinic, make a simple phone call to gather information on the clinic. Does the staff seem to want to get off the phone too quickly? Do you feel rushed or as if they are too busy to speak with you? If the clinic's staff is too busy to spend time on the phone with their patients, they are probably too busy to give your pet the care it deserves.
Experience and Qualifications
It seems obvious, but many pet owners do not check the qualifications of their care providers. Ask the hospital if your pet will be seen by doctors or assistants. Ask how much experience and continuing education the professional staff at the facility have received.
When visiting your new provider's facilities, keep an eye out for the following:
• Is the building environment clean and orderly?
• Are there any unpleasant odors?
Be sure to check the hospital's professional affiliations.
The Lake Veterinary Hospital proudly holds the highest possible level of accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association, the industry's only independent accreditation organization.
The AAHA focuses on promoting high-quality standards and benchmarks of excellence for the rapidly evolving sector of animal private practice.