Working with Veterinarians

Veterinary Care Decisions: The Other Side Of The Coin – The Cost Of Defensive Medicine

Veterinary Care Decisions: The Other Side Of The Coin – The Cost Of Defensive Medicine

You may have heard the phrase “defensive medicine” used during the recent health care debate in the United States.  Defensive medicine describes the situation where a doctor makes a decision regarding a patient’s care not simply based on what is best for that patient but also taking into consideration a perceived need to cover his or her white-coated backside in…

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Picking an Animal Vet Clinic: Are Large Clinics Better?

Picking an Animal Vet Clinic: Are Large Clinics Better?

Are the criteria for picking an animal vet clinic identical to choosing a veterinarian? Are those one and the same? And which is more important to quality veterinary care? When looking for the highest quality veterinary care for your dog, it is important to consider both things—the animal hospital and the veterinarian. There are overlaps but you cannot substitute one…

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Veterinary Doorknob Questions: Before You Leave the Office

Veterinary Doorknob Questions: Before You Leave the Office

Did your veterinarian answer all your questions and addressed your concerns? Are there things you forgot to ask? Don’t ever leave the vet’s office unless you’re fully satisfied that you understand what is going on with your dog. You should be walking out either with a diagnosis and a treatment plan or at least a plan of action and further…

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