Finding a Good Vet for your Dachshund
Part of the Dachshunds For Dummies Cheat Sheet
When you’re looking for a veterinarian, you want someone that you and your Dachshund are comfortable seeing. Here’s a list of things to look for when visiting a potential doggy doctor:
Was it easy to make an appointment?
Was the person on the phone friendly and accommodating?
Does the reception area look and smell clean? (A doggy smell is natural, but you shouldn’t smell anything unpleasant.)
Is the office staff friendly and polite when you visit?
Does your Dachshund seem interested when you visit, or does he seem nervous? (This isn’t always a good indicator. Some dogs are often nervous in new places, and your Dachshund may remember a previous vet’s office where he received a vaccination.)
Do you have a good feeling about the vet? Is she friendly, open, and easy to talk to?
Does the vet seem to have a genuine interest and love for animals?
Does the vet seem to bond with you and your dog?
Is the vet ready and willing to answer all your questions?
Does the vet make you feel like he has plenty of time for you?
Is the vet willing to give you references?
Is the vet open and forthcoming about her training?
Does the vet have any particular experience with Dachshunds?
Do you have a good feeling about the whole experience after you leave?