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Most of our pets will need to see a veterinarian (vet) at some time or other.

Hopefully it will only be for a general check-up or vaccinations and not due to illness or an accident.

Your veterinarian can assist with a range of issues from treating an injury or illness right through to diets and grooming. The local vet is basically the animal equivalent of the family doctor. They are usually the first port of call for any medical problems for pets.

If you live in a large city you will probably have a choice of tens or even hundreds of vets, as well as many specialist vets, however if you live in a smaller town there may only the one veterinary practice or possibly even none at all.

Do you live in a more remote area?

Chances are that the nearest vet could be hundreds of kilometres away and may need to drive for many hours to reach you. It's not uncommon for a vet in some parts of the world to actually use light aircraft to reach more remote communities or locations.

A typical example is in Australia where a vet may fly out to an outback cattle station to carry out mass vaccinations or health inspections. Similar situations are common in many other countries.

Whatever the reason, a visit to the vet should not be a traumatic experience for you or your pet, although it can be very unsettling if your best friend is sick or injured.

Are you comfortable with your current vet?

Having a veterinarian that both you and your pet are comfortable with will certainly help to reduce the stress and anxiety associated with a visit to the vet, whether it be for a regular check up or in the event of something more serious.

Just as with the family doctor, if you or your pet don't feel comfortable with a particular vet, there's nothing wrong with finding another one that you do feel comfortable with. You may also wish to get the pet's records transferred across so that the new vet has a medical history for your pet.

This could be a bit difficult though if you live somewhere that only has the one vet clinic.

So how do I find a vet?

There's lots of ways, such as a recommendation from a friend, telephone directories, business directories, internet search (especially if you are in a remote area), or a referral from your current vet.

Do you operate a veterinary practice? Then list it for free here on Help people who are searching for a vet to find you. More and more people are using the internet to find what they are looking for.

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