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« Reply #4: May 19, 2011, 11:09:25 pm »

Funny thing is, I was referred to him by some people who were very satisfied with his services and his office is busy so I guess some people like him, but hubby and I agreed that he's not the right vet for our dogs.  Every year has gotten worse and I just can't put them through that again- I feel pretty horrible for staying with that office as long as we did.  Hopefully we can find a vet with a better approach to frightened pets for their next visit.   Undecided

Finding a good vet is a nightmare.

Randall can tell you that until we fostered Elvis, we'd really never found a vet here in Waco. I thought maybe one vet was going to work out (he was the third one we'd tried four years), but the vet the shelter uses is one of the best vets I've ever used (and in 30 years, I can count those on one hand).

There were only two in Dallas that I was satisfied with...and that was in 17 years.

My suggestion is take treats with you. Something your guys really like, and be liberal with them. Make it as positive and rewarding an experience as you can. No dog likes a vet clinic, but you can help jolly them along...and pay attention to the office staff and techs. They can make or break a clinic.
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