An increasing number of people in Singapore now keep pets of all kinds. Be it families or flat mates or single occupants, pets have become an indispensable part of the lives of a large number of such people. But more often than not, one is quite carefree when it comes to medical and vet services; most people only look for those during the time of illness or emergency. This can lead to faulty decisions and in some cases, regrets in case of fatality. Thus, it is always advisable to know one’s preferred veterinary service beforehand. This can help one at the time of need and be extremely beneficial to one’s pet, of course.
But how does one choose a decent veterinary service, especially in the number of options available in the market? Here are some tips to aid the process of finding the most suitable veterinary service for one’s pets:
- Services: The veterinary clinic that one selects should possess the latest equipment and technology to provide the best possible care to one’s pet. One should check whether the clinic has enough trained staff to monitor patients and if they are available after hours during emergencies. If they are not, they should be able to refer one to a good vet, in that case.
- Reputation and References: Often, word of mouth can be beneficial in these cases. People who have pets of their own are the best source of information regarding veterinary services, having experienced the same themselves. In case the above is not possible, an online search can yield results as well. One can look at all that the clinic offers and make an informed decision. For instance, Mount Pleasant Veterinary Group in Singapore is a known for its excellent services, listed on their website online.
- Communication: Along with this, it is important that the vet in the clinic takes gentle care of the patient and can establish communication with one’s pet along with oneself. Often, pets need warmth and care to heal and vets should be able to put patients at ease.