By Melinda Dodd
You thought you'd found the perfect vet, but things seem a little off. Don't ignore it, says Justine Lee, DV M, DACVE CC, author of It's a Cat's World…You Just Live in It. "A lot of people aren't aggressive enough when it comes to their pets' health." If you have an issue with how your animal (or you!) is being treated, say something. "Sometimes people put up with less than adequate care because it's a hassle to switch," says Michael Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, executive director of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Talk to your vet first to see if you can resolve the situation. If you do decide to switch, let him know why. "It might help him find a way to improve," says Dr. Cavanaugh. Watch out if:
1.Your vet's not managing her phone calls well. "If the office doesn't call you back within 24 hours of your call, that's a problem," says Dr. Lee, who admits weekends are tough. On weekdays, however, there's less of an excuse.
2. Your vet's not willingRead More »from Should You Fire Your Vet?