Whether it be Dogs, Cats, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, or exotic pets, all pets at some point need to be seen by a Veterinarian.
These pets are truly a part of our family, and like healthcare for humans, there are many doctors, questions, treatments, etc., and making the right decision can be confusing and cumbersome. This can require hours of research and a lot of money.
We have pulled together some of the most recommended Vets in the area and done much of the research about what questions you should ask during your visit.
For each listing, you’ll see a number of features to help you see quickly what each Veterinarian offers in their practice.
For first-time pet owners, visiting a vet can be a bit overwhelming, most especially when you don’t know what to expect.
Here are a few questions that you may want to ask your Veterinarian on your first visit:
- What are the services you offered? What is the office capabilities?
- How to contact the staff if there is an emergency? Is emergency care available after hours, on weekends or during holidays?
- What type of parasites and pests are common in the area? And how can I prevent them?
- Should I get pet insurance, and what should I look for when choosing an insurance plan?
- Do I need to give my pet vaccinations? What is best?
- What type of food do I offer to my pet?
- What kind of grooming do you recommend for my pet?
- Is Pre-Anesthetic blood work included in the price of a spay/neuter and other surgeries?
As a pet owner, you should become familiar with the type of practice the doctor runs. You can find a lot of this information on their websites. But some of the things you can look for:
- Is this animal veterinarian AAHA Accredited? This is the only accreditation that can be held by a practicing Vet office. It holds a Vet office to be evaluated on a stringent quality of standards in all aspects of Veterinary Medicine. Only about 12-15% of all Vet practices are accredited.
- Exactly what type of services are offered at the Vet office? Do they offer full comprehensive care which includes x-rays, surgery, dental as well as all of the standard Wellness services?
- Do they only offer services to Dogs and Cats or will they take Small Animals or Exotic Animals? Many offices only offer services to Dogs and Cats, so be sure to look this up before bringing your parakeet for their annual check up.
- Will the local veterinarian practice offer “Get to know you” visits? This is where the owner can take their dog to the vet for a fun, welcoming visit. The dog is offered treats and lots of love. This will allow the dog to start out thinking the Vet is a “fun place” not just “a place for shots.’
- Does the office offer Care Plans, Financing or any other type of financial support? Will they offer any sort of payment plan or line of credit? This can be very important as medical care of your pet can add up quickly. Many do not carry Pet insurance, but if you do, make sure the office accepts it as well.
- Does your Vet offer Grooming and Boarding? Some Vets offer these types of services and are even included in the price of some of their packages offered.
- What are the Vet office’s hours? Do they offer Urgent Care/After hours? Do they have any weekend hours?
Below is a list of some of the most recommended Vet offices from the Facebook page – Plano Moms Talk. These are taken directly from local moms in and around the Plano Area.
When you need to trust someone for veterinary care, boarding or bathing, remember we are staffed with pet-lovers who will care for your pet the way you do. In fact, Arbor Hill’s Veterinary Centre may be the one animal hospital your pet will actually enjoy visiting.
Canyon Creek Animal Clinic is a full-service companion animal hospital providing a broad spectrum of treatments and procedures. Its entire staff is committed to superior veterinary care throughout the life of your pet and quality client satisfaction to you, the pet owner.
Lancers Square Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary hospital that has been serving the Plano community since 1978. We provide routine veterinary services such as preventive care, vaccinations, dentistry and surgery for your dog and cat and small animals.
Legacy Village Veterinary Clinic is proud to serve the Plano TX area for everything pet related. We stay on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.
Ohio Drive Animal Hospital offers a wide array of services that help ensure the health of your pet. Some of these services include Comprehensive Physical Exam, Dental Care, Vaccinations, Ear Infections, and Elective Surgery. We also offer bathing, nail trims and boarding services.
Since 1992 Parker Animal & Bird Clinic has offered an array of veterinary services for your companion animals, avian and exotic pets.
Russell Creek Pet Clinic & Hospital provides excellent veterinary care including doggie day care, boarding, grooming, laser surgeries, dental teeth and gum care, surgeries, ear care, allergies, cancer treatment, x-rays, stem cell and platelet rich plasma therapies.
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