Posted by Lora Shaw on October 2, 2018
If you’re new to Fishers–or a long-time resident dissatisfied with your current vet—you’re probably wondering how you can find a great local vet. We’re here to help! Read on to learn what important factors you should look for when selecting your next vet in Fishers.
While your friends and family may not know best ALL the time, vet selection is one area where it’s a good idea to defer to their judgment. So, start your search by asking the pet owners among them which vet they trust and why.
If there aren’t any pet owners in your immediate circle, branch out and ask your coworkers, neighbors, and fellow church congregants. If you want to be especially thorough, visit some Fishers’ pet shops and ask the pet parents you meet there for advice. Once you’ve gotten some tips from locals, follow up on Google or Yelp to read Fisher vets’ reviews.
You want to select a vet who has state-of-the-art equipment to ensure your pet gets the best possible medical care. So, once you have a vet in mind, ask potential vets what type of surgical equipment they have and where pets are housed overnight. Ideally, you’ll get a look at the overnight facilities, so you can make sure your pet will be comfortable if surgery’s needed.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) evaluates vet practices on a number of criteria including: quality of facilities, staff, equipment, and patient care.
To find vets with the AAHA accreditation in Fishers and in surrounding areas like McCordsville, Noblesville, and Indianapolis, you can visit the AAHA website and perform a search here.
You’ve probably had the unfortunate experience of encountering a less-than-kind doctor before—it seems to be universal. Naturally, that’s not what you want for your pet. Instead, you want to look for a vet who’s kind, understanding, compassionate, and patient.
The best way to get a sense of that is to bring your pet into the facility for an introductory meeting. Then, watch how the vet interacts with your pet (and with you!) to get a sense for how warm they are and how comfortable you feel with them.
This visit will also give you the opportunity to check out the vet facilities for cleanliness, to ask your vet if they have any specialties, and to find out how the vet handles emergencies.
Just as a vet’s important to your pet’s health, playtime is important to its wellbeing. At Pet Palace Resort, we’re pleased to offer cat and dog day care to keep your animals entertained when you’re to busy to play the 325th game of fetch.
We also offer boarding services, as well as professional grooming. To learn more about the full range of services we provide at the Fishers Pet Palace and view a pricing menu, visit our local Pet Palace web page or contact us by phone at 317.436.1080. We’re conveniently located in East Indianapolis off of 116th Street and I-69, near IKEA.
About the author
Lora Shaw is currently the Vice President of Operations at Pet Palace.