Expertise & Equipment
You may also want to consider and areas of expertise your veterinary office may have. You may want to choose a cat only practice if you only have feline companions. Other veterinary offices may specialize in large animals, or exotic pets. You may also want to consider if they have advance technology available such as digital x ray machine, ultrasound, dental X-ray, in house blood work machines, and an in house pharmacy. These are standard things that most all vets should have on hand. Or they may have another vet that travels to them who specializes in ultrasound or orthopedic procedures. You can ask them about the types of procedures they do in house and what things would need to be referred to another office. Be sure to ask these questions when choosing a veterinarian, it’s better to know ahead of time if your vet will be able to treat your pet in the case of an emergency.
Cost & Payment
Many regular veterinarian offices that are not a specialty practice or 24 hours practice have similar pricing. You can also read our article How To Save Money At The Vet if cost is a major concern. You can call a few veterinary offices in your area to ask about exam and vaccine prices, Here is a list of Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinics in Connecticut . It’s ok to ask questions so you can be prepared for the cost involved with your pets health. Specialty practices and 24 hours veterinary hospitals are often more expensive because they have a considerably greater cost of doing business. You should have Pet Insurance, a savings account, or a low interest credit card, set aside so you can pay for any pet health emergencies that may come up.
Sarah’s Pet Sitting recommends the following local veterinary hospitals in Connecticut:
We have many other great veterinary offices in this area. These are just a few that we have had good first hand experiences with.