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Moving into a New Home and Finding a New Vet

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Posted on 02-24-2016

Moving into a New Home and Finding a New Vet

Changing addresses can put incredible strain on you and your pets. You need to see to a lot of things—pack, prepare or throw away—and you need to do them all before your move. Then there’s the fact that you need to prepare your pet for the ride. Read on for a few tips from Baltimore Sun on how to survive a move and find a vet for your beloved pet.

Asking Your Previous Vet

Ask your vet for referrals, or friends and family who might know someone in the area you’re moving into. Before you move, make sure you’ve got a copy of all your pet’s medical records from his old vet. If your dog has an emergency soon after you get there, his treatment will be less stressful for you if you already have the necessary files at hand.

Starting Your Search

When you finally have time to settle into things in your new home, then start your search by going online. Note all the local vets nearby. If you’re in Jacksonville, it’s better to concentrate your search on Jacksonville veterinarians first. That should give you a few names to work with. Then, check out those sites. Call up their numbers and book an appointment. You should have at least three names on your list. Then get your pet and spend the day hopping from one clinic to another.

Clinic Hopping

Take your pet along with you when you pay a visit to all the Jacksonville veterinarians on your list. While credentials, licenses and rates are important factors to consider, make sure you pay attention to your pet’s comfort as well. Is he more comfortable with one of the vets? Then you might want to choose that one. Your pet’s comfort is important. Also, assess the facility and the people who run and manage them. If staff isn’t all that friendly, you’re free to look elsewhere. It’s only good sense, after all, to choose a team of veterinarians that you and your pet will be comfortable with.


Don’t forget to check and compare the services. How many employees does this clinic have? If they’re perpetually understaffed, that might mean that your pet’s treatment could be delayed. Keep that in mind when you choose a clinic. And if you want staff who treat your pets like their own, then there’s no better place to pay a visit to than the Argyle Animal Clinic. To know more about our services, call us.

Looking for Jacksonville veterinarians? The Argyle Animal Clinic offers animal care services for your pet. Let us know how we can help you today!

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